Industry News: Speedo launches the FASTSKIN FSII -- March 10, 2004
Speedo has concluded four years of extensive research and development to launch the FASTSKIN FSII, the world’s fastest swimsuit. Speedo claims the FASTSKIN FSII has undergone the most advanced testing and analysis ever seen on a swimsuit and increases speed by reducing passive drag by up to 4% more than the next best suit.
The FASTSKIN FSII features different fabrics on different parts of the body, designed to optimize the flow around an athlete, and for the first time, Speedo has created male- and female-specific suits, as well as stroke-specific suits.
The new suit has been approved by FINA, the international swimming federation, and is endorsed by an international team of elite swimmers, including Americans Amanda Beard, Lenny Krayzelburg, Michael Phelps and Jenny Thompson. Grant Hackett (AUS), Michael Klim (AUS), Inge de Bruijn (NED), Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA), Katy Sexton (GB), Hannah Stockbauer (GER) and Kosuke Kitajima (JPN). Are also members of the Speedo FSII Team.