Speedo Expands Fastskin

Speedo has issued the latest technology in its Fastskin range designed to allow a swimmer to achieve maximum speed in the water. Developed in partnership with Switzerland-based HeiQ, the new Fastskin LZR styles — Pure Intent and Pure Valor — are the latest generation of the technology, which was originally introduced in 2008. According to Speedo, LZR Pure Intent features the shark skin inspired technology developed with HeiQ, as well as a unique triple fabric construction that enhances compression and flexibility. LZR Pure Valor, codeveloped with HeiQ, was engineered to be light and flexible so swimmerscan reduce drag and increase power in the water.

“With almost two decades of improvements in our Fastskin technology, we are excited to partner with HeiQ to give our racers the ultimate advantage with drag reduction technology to improve their speed,” said Rebecca Bennett, materials specialist at Speedo. “We’ve worked very closely with our athletes and taken all their feedback on board to help them get the suit they need to perform at their absolute best.”

“We are proud to combine our in-depth knowledge in textiles with Speedo’s expertise in swimwear to develop a differentiating innovation,” said Carlo Centonze, HeiQ CEO. “This is the outcome of the close collaboration between Speedo and HeiQ’s research hubs in Australia and Switzerland.”

May/June 2019