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11th March 2008
Speedo’s groundbreaking Fastskin® FS-Pro lightweight swim racing suit has been shortlisted for the Lenevo Technological Innovation Award, a major category at the 2008 Sports Industry Awards which take place on 1 May 2008 at London’s Battersea Evolution. Fastskin® FS-Pro was launched in 2007, advancing from earlier racing suit technology, the original Fastskin® and Fastskin FSII®. Developed in the Speedo Aqualab®, Fastskin® FS-Pro features a new, water repellent fabric which is exclusive to Speedo: LZR Pulse®. This lightweight fabric is woven from chlorine resistant elastane and ultra fine nylon yarn. In tests the suit proved to have the lowest water absorption of woven fabrics currently in use in competition swimwear and was also the quickest drying. Engineered in 3-D, Fastskin® FS-Pro was designed using data gained from body scanning hundreds of international swimmers. Jude Atkinson, UK Marketing Manager for Speedo, is delighted with the nomination: "This is an excellent result for Speedo," she says. ...

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