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Chris Stevenson
April 1st, 2010, 09:41 AM
http://www.collegeswimming.com/news/2010/apr/01/tyr-launches-new-tracer-o-line/

This was pretty well done. My favorite line: "Completely organic and water-soluble allowing the swimmer to simply wash the suit off after swimming (suit is not recommended for distances over 25K)."

jbs
April 1st, 2010, 09:56 AM
Or, you might want to check out these suits from Blueseventy (from GoSwim's site):

http://www.goswim.tv/entries/5915/the-suit-war-is-back-on.html

Lump
April 1st, 2010, 10:06 AM
Nice...and they decided to announce it on April 1, go figure!

I do like the B70 Superhero suits though! Although why would they leave out "Aquaman"?!?!:D

pdjang
April 1st, 2010, 10:22 AM
This suit has not been certified by FINA but....

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/7543.htm

Dolphin 2
April 1st, 2010, 10:35 AM
I knew this would happen.

Looks like the writers (and artists) at MAD Magazine have caught on to the "suit technology" craze and found it to be a gold mine for satire!!! :bliss: :bouncing: :bump:

D2

gocyclic249
April 1st, 2010, 11:15 AM
I want one of the Tyr suits. The spray should give me a .00000000000001 second advatatge on the 10,000 m j/k

Bobinator
April 1st, 2010, 11:46 AM
Can you just spray yourself down and go sans suit? :blush:

debaru
April 1st, 2010, 11:50 AM
I just love April Fools' Day!

Dolphin 2
April 1st, 2010, 02:38 PM
On a serious note, in the 1970s or 80s, there was a spray-on swimming enhancer called "Time Off" which was supposed to reduce drag by breaking surface tension (and hence the viscosity) of the water surrounding the swimmer's body.

It was in fact a concentrated form of a surfactant (like what is used in shampoo) which was liberally applied to the swimmers hair and body during a pre-swim shower. In addition to spraying it directly on the body, loading up the hair under the cap and allowing it to leak out while swimming was a common technique of dispensing it into the water ahead of the swimmer itself.

Contrary to the common misconception that "it made the swimmer's body smoother", covering the body with the stuff was simply a method of dispensing the surfactant into the "aqueous envelope" around the individual swimmer instead of putting it in the whole pool.

Obvioulsy when FINA got wind of it, they declared it as being an "illegal substance" and subsequently banned.

D2

orca1946
April 1st, 2010, 10:58 PM
Go to brandoart com and see the real skin suits !!

selkie
April 1st, 2010, 11:46 PM
I remember 'Time Off' and the official party line on the ban was that there was concern about excess amounts of it being rough on pool filtration systems.

Lump
April 2nd, 2010, 08:23 AM
I remember as a kid (late 70's/early 80's) we used to put on Baby Oil to make us "slicker" and "faster" in the water. Those were the days.

orca1946
April 2nd, 2010, 06:13 PM
So, can we still use those slippery things now ?