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FlyBackFree8857
January 2nd, 2014, 07:28 PM
Hi,
I'm a high school swimmer who is going to continue into college. I'm considering purchasing a new swim brief either a speedo fastskin or a speedo aquablade. However, I've read that both deteriorate rather quickly and can only be used 3-4 times max. Is this true? If so I'm not sure I wanna purchase one of those. Are there any other lycra briefs that anyone would recommend?
Thanks

aztimm
January 3rd, 2014, 03:45 PM
Hi,
I'm a high school swimmer who is going to continue into college. I'm considering purchasing a new swim brief either a speedo fastskin or a speedo aquablade. However, I've read that both deteriorate rather quickly and can only be used 3-4 times max. Is this true? If so I'm not sure I wanna purchase one of those. Are there any other lycra briefs that anyone would recommend?
Thanks

I have a Speedo Fastskin brief that I've used at 5 or 6 meets over the past 3 years, and it shows no signs of deterioration.

When I do wear it, I warm-up in a different suit and change into it just before a race. I'll still warm-down in it.

I guess it depends what events you swim. For longer events (beyond a 400m/500 yard), I wear the fastskin brief. Usually for shorter events, I'll wear a jammer.

Bill Sive
January 4th, 2014, 12:22 AM
I have very good luck with Nike, Agon, and Turbo swimsuits. I prefer water polo suits over regular swimming suits. I wear, depending on which brand, one - two sizes smaller than my workout suit

orca1946
January 5th, 2014, 01:05 PM
For high level meets, I use Fastskin. for practice - ALWAYS any suit that is made from poly will last years.

__steve__
January 5th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Unfortunately the chemicals in pool water that break down microbial cell walls do the exact same thing to our the high strength, water repelling textiles.

You can't prevent this, but you can significantly minimize it in several ways. As mentioned, don't practice or warm up in the suit, avoiding unnecessary treated water contact. Also, between events depending on circumstances, remove it and thoroughly rinse in cold water. Sometimes however the act of removing and donning the suit, which weakens the textiles, can negate the benefit of rinsing. So if you're wearing it, don't sit down and rinse yourself in cold water with suit on. When done let the suit drip dry away from heat or sunlight. Hanging in car with compressor on for the drive home works best. Lastly, store dry suit somewhere cool and dark when not in use.