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2011-07-18 09:11:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched to coincide with the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, Speedo has premiered a new short film starring Michael Phelps. See video from Speedo at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/speedo/shanghai Made in his home city of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the film recounts Michael's journey from a 7-year-old afraid to put his face in the water to a 15-year-old world record breaker, and beyond into the swimming phenomenon he is today....

2008-12-14 01:00:43

Swimmers at the Beijing Olympics were wearing layers of new high-tech suits to give themselves more buoyancy, an Australian coach charges. Alan Thompson said FINA, which governs international competition in swimming, should ban the wearing of more than one suit at a time and ban all new suits while the role of technology of the sport is debated, The Adelaide Sunday Mail reported. Federica Pellegrini of Italy was wearing a double swimsuit when she won the 200-meter freestyle, Thompson said....

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2008-08-18 17:30:00

Swimmers from around the world are setting world and Olympic records in Beijing this month and most are doing it wearing a swimsuit made of fabric tested at NASA. Among the Olympic gold medalists wearing Speedo's LZR Racer are Americans Michael Phelps -- who has now won more Olympic gold medals than any athlete in the modern era -- and Natalie Coughlin. Both had a hand in developing the skintight body suit. So did aerospace engineer Steve Wilkinson from NASA's Langley Research Center in...


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