"The governing body of world swimming will review swimsuit design next month, as concerns grow about the growing influence of technology within the sport.
Since its global launch less than six weeks ago, Speedo's new LZR Racer swimsuit has been at the forefront of an incredible sequence of performances, with the likes of Australian trio Eamon Sullivan, Stephanie Rice and Libby Trickett, United States competitors Natalie Coughlin and Hayley McGregory, and France's rising star, Alain Bernard, achieving 16 world records, eight of which have been posted in the last week."
"LZR Racer is Speedo’s sixth suit in the past 16 years to shave crucial hundredths and tenths of seconds. In key locations on the suit, the woven fabric used in previous designs has been replaced by polyurethane membranes with 24 percent lower drag (it’s too stiff to use everywhere). The suit has eliminated stitching and instead relies on ultrasonic welding to further reduce drag. A new core stabilizer provides additional support to help the athlete maintain good form throughout the race."