Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Low-Drag Suit Propels Swimmers

Hot on the heels of the amazing swimming competition at this year's Olympics comes an article in this month's issue of Physics Today regarding the Speedo swimsuit that most of the record-breaking swimmers were using. The low-drag hydrophobic LZR swimsuit initially had many people wondering if it was giving the swimmers an unfair advantage. This article clearly outlines what the swimsuit can do, and from what it has gathered, it doesn't not provide any unfair advantage to the swimmers.


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