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Why were the swimming suits banned?

Beginning this year, swimmers are banned worldwide from wearing polyurethane and neoprene suits during competition. Since their introduction in 2008 the suits, which cut down on fatigue and give swimmers more buoyancy and speed, have led to nearly 200 world records.

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Keeping this in consideration, why was the LZR Racer swimsuit banned?

ROME — In an effort to clean up its sport, the international governing body of swimming will require its athletes to show more skin. By an overwhelming vote Friday at its general congress, FINA officials decided to ban the high-tech swimsuits that have been likened to doping on a hanger.

Secondly, why do swimmers wear 2 suits? The reason they wear two suits is because they are probably competitive swimmers. The top suit is called a "drag suit". It helps them swim stronger with a looser suit for resistance. You should ask them if they swim on a team!

Consequently, when was the LZR Racer swimsuit banned?

In an abrupt reversal of opinion, the FINA Congress voted almost unanimously to revert its previous policy and ban all body-length swimsuits. The decision was taken in Rome on 24 July 2009, during the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.

Do racing suits work swimming?

Tech suits have an effect on stroke rate and stroke length. In a study done with French elite swimmers the researchers found that a Fastskin suit create conditions of lower resistance in the water, with the swimmers experiencing longer glide phases and better efficiency in the water.

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