Naked or Speedo? Moral Morass Exhibit Ten
Now there is a controversy about the latest swimsuit rendition by Speedo, which appears to be a causative factor enhancing performance.
The new swimsuit? Speedo's LZR Racer.
That modest meet last month in Columbia, Mo., began an unprecedented -- and controversial -- six weeks that turned competitive swimming upside down: 14 world records set as of Wednesday, 13 in the LZR suit.
Naturally, there are people who consider the new swimsuit to be unfair competition.
…the onslaught of new world records has ignited debate over whether
high-tech apparel provides an unfair advantage.
Swiming competition is about the perfection of function accomplished by the human body, not the apparel. The first Olympian athletes competed in the nude. Maybe we should return to that standard. Alas, that would horrify or titilate much of the masses. And, we are supposed to be a sophisticated lot?
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The suit that's turned the swim world on its head