Speedo International has unveiled its special federation swim suits ahead of this year’s summer of sport. The black and gold silhouette of the Fastskin LZR Racer X and Fastskin LZR Racer 2 swimsuits have been updated with a new print designed to make athletes feel ‘superhuman’, with a new powerful shading and contrast around muscle definition in bold shades taken from respective national colours, for an even more striking and dramatic effect.
Jamie Cornforth, Vice-President of Product and Marketing at Speedo International said: “There is a significant psychological benefit for every athlete in feeling and looking fast, as well as actually being fast. The Speedo federation suits look so eye-catching, dynamic and powerful that our athletes will no doubt hit the blocks with confidence, empowering them to look, feel and perform their best.”
Athletes that will be wearing the suits when they step for their respective countries this summer include USA’s Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Tyler Clary alongside Cameron McEvoy and Mack Horton from Australia, Mireia Belmonte from Spain, Sun Yang from China and Ryan Cochrane from Canada.