Today’s swimmers have been able to swim faster in the right swimsuits thanks to technological advancements. You can also reap these benefits by choosing the right swimwear and goggles.
In the old days, the main purpose of swimwear was mainly to wear fashion clothes, but thanks to technology, owning this advanced swimsuit can make you swim faster. It all started with Speedo’s LZR Racer swimsuits at the 2008 Olympics where 23rd of the 25th world records were broken thanks to swimmers wearing this swim suit. This gives such an unfair advantage that swimmers who do not have a similar swim suit have no chance to compete.
These performance enhancing swimsuits are made from a material called spandex-nylon and polyurethane. These substances help the body to be in a more hydrodynamic position and significantly reduce drag in the water, allowing the swimmer to swim faster than usual. Since the Olympics, swim suits have been more and more developed and have overtaken LZR Racer swimsuits.
Unfortunately, this swimsuit was recently banned from international swimming competition because the advantage it offers is too great. But watch this event as the ban doesn’t make it clear what kind of materials are allowed in swimwear. After all, the rules always change.
Another benefit of wearing a swimsuit is that it helps you stay warm when swimming in cold water. This is a great feature for anyone who swims in open water, as the temperature of the sea or lake is usually cooler than that of a swimming pool. If you love triathlon swimming, a swimsuit is definitely a must.
Good goggles are another essential swimsuit that can help improve your swimming performance. Even if it doesn’t give you as much performance as a swimsuit, it still helps one way or another. The main purpose of goggles is to protect your eyes from water while providing you with optimal comfort when wearing them. To find good glasses, it’s important to check the rubber that covers your eyes. Good rubber is one that fits your eyes perfectly without making you feel like something is stuck in there.
If you are nearsighted and cannot live without glasses, you may want to wear prescription swimming goggles. They are like ordinary glasses but with a vision as strong as your glasses. You can wear contact spears with your standard glasses, but they are not as comfortable as just wearing glasses on their own.