Monday, June 01, 2009
Here are some hot, rhetorical, quotes regarding "speedsuits!"
Again, histrionic and fearful rhetoric about "speedsuits." The purists below certainly don't want us moving forward do they.
"At Junior Nationals, I announced that it would be illegal to wear the suit. ..."
""From the standpoint of a swim- wear distributor, we are going to sit back, wait and see. If the suit gets FINA approval, we'll put forth our best effort to come out with a competitive version. ..."
If the suit gets FINA approval, we'll put forth our best effort to come out with a competitive version. ..."
This came from a Swimming World article circa 1979. These quotes are nearly a third-of-century old and the coaches quoted above felt that swimming was at a crossroads. So, when you read this Swimming World article realize that the suits pictured above were the lastest word in swimsuit technology:
The photo above came from PaulW's photstream at Flickr. What are those things made out of, Linen?: