Is Your Suit Still Legal?

FINA has finally announced the approved suits list for 2009. The Speedo LZR makes it for this summer, but there’s no sign of the arena X-Glide in which Alain Bernard set his 100m free world record and also no sign of the Jaked 01 in which Fred Bousquet scorched a 20.94. This probably means that the first sub-21sec 50m free and the first sub-47sec 100m free are yet to be achieved in terms of counting for world records. There’s also no sign of the BlueSeventy in which several others world records were set during the last few months. As always, there’s already a lot of writing and talking going on … check out some interesting articles on the topic over at Swimming World Magzine or