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speedo bodyfit technology

It's the Holy Grail of swimming, so it's no surprise that the experts at Speedo have turned their attention to helping you achieve a more efficient body position during your swim. But what exactly is body positioning swimwear, and why does your body position matter?

 

Body positioning basics

In the water, you might think that the fitter and stronger you are, the faster you can swim - regardless of your body position. Right? Well, no. Two words: efficiency and hydrodynamics.

An inefficient swimming position, where your hips and legs are low, or your head is continually moving, creates resistance in the water. This drag resistance makes it more difficult to power through the water; sapping your energy while making your already inefficient swim a slower, more tiring slog.

A more streamlined, horizontal position on the other hand, reduces drag and conserves energy - effectively enabling you to swim faster, and for longer, without getting tired.

Using this knowledge, the team at Speedo worked with the world's leading sports scientists in the Speedo Aqualab - their global research centre; to create a range of technique-enhancing swimwear, designed to help you improve your swimming position, and get more from your workout.

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Better core stability = better swimming position

At the heart of the Speedo Fit Body Positioning Swimwear, is pioneering fabric and targeted compression, which supports your core. The reason: a strong core enables you to lock your body into a streamlined, horizontal position - where you can swim with maximum efficiency and minimum drag. (It's no accident that the fastest, most successful swimmers on the planet dedicate a large amount of their training to core stability.)

After working with leading fabric experts, elite swimmers and world-class physiotherapists, Speedo devised this range of swimwear that focuses your attention on engaging your core; so that you can swim more efficiently. The compression panels support your core muscles, and subsequently prompt you to keep them engaged each time you swim, until it becomes second nature.

 

The benefits: Swim faster. Conserve energy. Workout better.

Wear your Speedo Fit Body Positioning swimwear during training, and the compression prompts you to keep your core engaged; helping to maintain an efficient, horizontal swimming position for longer. You'll then enjoy the benefits of a streamlined body position - your swim should feel easier, and faster (bye-bye drag resistance); that means you can do more in the same time, without getting tired. That, is great news for your fitness goals, and for smashing your swim PBs!

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Meet the Speedo Fit technique-enhancing range

Improve your speed. Conserve your energy. Get more from your swim. All thanks to clever Speedo Fit technology; designed to help you become more efficient in the water.

 

Speedo Fit Pinnacle X-Back Swimsuit

Speedo Fit Pinnacle X-Back Swimsuit

Technique enhancing: Comfortable internal compression panels within the swimsuit increase awareness of your core muscles, prompting you to engage them during your swim training. Better core stability allows you to maintain a more efficient swimming position for longer
Durable fabric: Made from super-durable Speedo Endurance®+ fabric: 100% chlorine-resistant and 20 times more fade resistant than standard swimming fabrics. Ideal for regular training
Comfortable fit: 360-degree inner mesh bra provides bust support

View the Speedo Speedo Fit Pinnacle Xback (AW16) at Wiggle

 

Speedo Fit Pinnacle Jammer

Speedo Fit Pinnacle Jammer

Technique enhancing: Compression panels on the legs and core encourage you to engage both muscle groups during your workout, helping you achieve and maintain a horizontal, hydrodynamic position for longer
Durable fabric: Made from super-durable Speedo Endurance®+ fabric: 100% chlorine-resistant and 20 times more fade resistant than standard swimming fabrics. Ideal for regular training

View the Speedo Speedo Fit Pinnacle Jammer (AW16) at Wiggle

 

View the technique-enhancing Speedo Fit Body Positioning swimwear range at Wiggle