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A Swimming Brief that Sets the Standard
on November 20, 2005
Speedo makes great swimming suits and this 1" model (the one inch being the measurement of the material at the side of the hip), is designed for friction-free swimming. It is very "brief", and covers only the essentials. Please men, if you have a roll of fat or a huge rear end, this is not the suit for you!
Relatively inexpensive at around 20 bucks, this suit has just one drawback - it will fade in color and get thinner as it is exposed to chlorinated water. To make it last longer, always rinse the suit out in cold water after swimming, this will slow the wearing of the suit. There are other suits that are of heavier construction that will not thin as much as this Speedo, but with the heavier construction comes more bulk and more friction - so choose your enemy (bulk and longer-lasting, or a faster more comfortable suit but wears out quicker). Most of my suits last about a year, and I swim about 3-4 times a week.
I do recommend Speedo suits and most Speedo products for they are made for both the recreational lap-swimmer and the competitive swimmer. When you jump in the pool with one of these babies on, the rest of the swimmers know you are there for business and not a casual dip!
Jim "Konedog" Koenig