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2009-08-13 16:03:08

Britain's Alton Towers theme park says it is considering revisions to its dress code amid a rise in popularity of revealing Speedo swimwear for men. Rachael Lockitt, public relations manager with the Alton, England, theme park said managers are discouraging male patrons from wearing Speedos and may consider a full ban if the fashion choice continues to be an issue, Sky News Online reported Thursday. With the heat wave over the weekend, we saw a big increase in men wearing tight Speedos,...

2008-10-01 00:00:54

By Simon Usborne Are waterproof MP3 players music to swimmers' ears - or are they simply a washout? Simon Usborne tests the new aquatic gadgets that are flooding the market Man has gone to great lengths to make exercise less mind- numbingly boring. Visitors to gyms have it pretty good - TV screens show music channels, while rowers and runners can compete in virtual races via built-in computers. And outdoors, joggers have the ubiquitous iPod. But what about swimmers? Thrashing up and...

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2008-08-19 06:00:00

Phelps has gone global. A huge marketing machine behind Michael Phelps hit town Monday, with a strategy in place to make him a global brand - and even richer. A day after Phelps won his eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, making him the most successful swimmer and Olympian of all time, corporate executives emerged from poolside well prepared to capitalize on his new-found fame. But Phelps, 23, who was looking forward to going home to Baltimore to see his dog and visit with his...

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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...

2008-07-02 09:00:04

By PAUL NEWBERRY By Paul Newberry The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. Michael Phelps just missed setting another world record at the U.S. Olympic trials. Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirsol showed him how to do it. Racing about 10 minutes apart, Coughlin and Peirsol broke their own marks in the 100-meter backstroke Tuesday on another lightning- quick night in America's heartland. Their records were the fifth and sixth of the meet - with five days to go. Coughlin and Peirsol were...

2008-07-02 06:00:04

By Vicki Michaelis OMAHA -- The pace at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Tuesday was so fast that a world silver medalist and former world-record holder were left in the wake. As Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle to qualify for his second individual event at the Beijing Olympics, Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirsol lowered their own world records to win the women's and men's 100-meter backstroke events. Six world records have been set at trials after just three days of...

2008-07-02 06:00:04

By Kent Babb, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 2--OMAHA, Neb. -- Natalie Coughlin could have been better. Ask her. She'll say the same thing. "It wasn't my prettiest of swims," she said. She was slow on the turns, as usual. She mentioned that, too. Hey, the 100-meter backstroke is her weakness. Who could blame her for feeling down after it was over? After it was over, by the way, Coughlin had broken the world record, winning the event and securing a place on the U.S. Olympic team....

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2008-07-01 09:10:00

Swimmers around the world are breaking records this year like never before, including at this week's U.S. Olympic trials. Some attribute it to extensive training as athletes prepare to compete at this summer's games in Beijing. Others say one factor may be a new swimsuit "¦ a space-age swimsuit made of fabric tested at NASA. "When I hit the water, I feel like a rocket," said world champion swimmer Michael Phelps about the Speedo LZR Racer suit. Phelps, who won six gold medals and two...

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2008-04-15 00:15:00

As of last Sunday, 36 world records have been eclipsed over the past eight weeks by swimmers who all had one thing in common: their swimsuit.Created by Speedo with help from NASA, the new LZR Racer bodysuit has spurred a lively debate over legitimacy of the recent triumphs in the swimming world.Speedo claims the bodysuit can cut as much as two percent off race times. Although some are calling for the suit to be banned, coaches and swimmers say its simply too late as many swimmers have already...

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2008-02-28 17:00:00

A highly specialized computer modeling technique developed at the University of Nottingham has been instrumental in the design of a revolutionary new swimsuit which is now being hailed as the fastest in the world. Dr Herve Morvan, a lecturer in fluid mechanics in the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, is working as an advisor to the AQUALAB, Speedo's competition research and development department, responsible for the development of Speedo's new LZR Racer...


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