"...On Day 1 of the London Games, 16-year-old Ye Shiwen of China improved the world record in the women’s 400 IM by more than a second. While that swim sparked rampant speculation of doping, more records followed, from a variety of nations.
Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa lowered the mark in the 100 breaststroke, Dana Vollmer of the United States did it in the 100 butterfly and Daniel Gyurta of Hungary established a new mark in the 200 breaststroke.
Rebecca Soni, another American, set records in both the semifinals and final of the 200 breast and teammate Missy Franklin got one in the 200 backstroke. On the final night of competition Saturday, Sun broke his own mark in the 1,500 freestyle and the American women won the medley relay in world record time. ..."
FINA is considering a male version of the open-back womens' suit. I would prefer leggings since they are more masculine than an open back. However, the best people to ask in my opinion are the young males in the sport since it was the "speedo brief" or "banana hammock" as Ryan Lochte calls it that possibly made them avoid the sport. Perhaps a suit of "their design" would bring them back in. We are experiencing a male deficit now in USA Swimming.