I wish I could say I wrote this but I didn't. I don't know who did; perhaps a writer from Swim Network? I would be very flattered if it were for it contains valuable info if your were thinking of throwing down $550 hoping a Speedo LZR would last a season or two. This individual provides a link to Swim Network, who has video to back up his opinions.
"... Here are two scenes at the recent Omaha Swimvitational and the LZR effect ???
7:45 a.m. each morning and swimmers are lined up 30-40 deep waiting on the Speedo reps to arrive with their pile of LZR's. Some are nearly asleep, many are lying down, etc. Meet starts at 9:30 a.m. each morning. Why weren't the Speedo reps there much earlier so these athletes did not have to sit around. Ridiculous. I guess since prelims at Trials starts later they will sleep in even more. Bottom line on this issue... All the swimsuit companies should have their employees covering the warm-up pool and venue whenever the pools are open to the athletes. Surely at $550 a suit these they can find some flunkie in a Speedo shirt find a way to crawl out of bed and be at the pool when the athletes hit the door.
Next issue, a very high profile national level swimmer was seen at the warmup pool wrestling with what appeared to be a broken zipper/seam on the back of their LZR about 10 minutes before their prelim swim. Multiple coaches and swimmers were helping try and figure out a solution. I could not hang around to see the resolution, however when that person swam the prelim their suit was WIDE OPEN down the back from the neck to their hips. This swimmer was to say the least, seriously ticked off.
Care to guess who that swimmer was...??? [Alex, I will take, Erik Vendt, for $100, please!]
Here is the link to that swim courtesy of SwimNetwork.com To bad you can't see the look on their face after the swim. That tells the whole story. Look in Lane 4. [Link]
Come on Speedo (and others. ... You gotta get your act together immediately. ..."