Speedo Bodyskin swimsuit

Front view of a swimsuit showing the long sleeves and long legs. Rear view of a swimsuit showing seaming. Close view of a swimsuit showing the deatil of the fabric.
Front view of a swimsuit showing the long sleeves and long legs. Rear view of a swimsuit showing seaming. Close view of a swimsuit showing the deatil of the fabric.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 003695
Date
2000

Description

An Olympic standard seamed Bodyskin Swimsuit with full length sleeves and legs and a long zip fastening to the back. It is made of a stretch material that streamlines the swimmer's body, encourages correct posture and movement, and includes a texture based on that of a shark's skin, which eliminates drag. Suits of this design had their debut at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 where swimmers wearing it broke 13 of the 15 world records.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Method Note
fibres
threads
Material Note
textile
plastic
polyester body 75 per cent
PU body 25 per cent
polyurethane
elastane
PTFE a coating
polytetrafluorethylene
Teflon - trade name
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