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Changes are coming for swimmers age 12 and under in the USA. Last fall USA Swimming announced a rule change that will ban the use of technical swimwear (tech suits) for youth participants. This new rule will go into effect September 1st, 2020.  Unsure of the specifics of the new rule? Here are are few easy guidelines that will help you sort out if your suit, or the suit you're looking to purchase will be legal once this change goes into effect.  See the full rule information here.  The new rule states:  102.8 SWIMWEAR .1 Design G. No Technical Suit may...

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Taper. It’s a sacred word for athletes across all sports. It’s a word that’s taken on a mystical quality in the swimming community especially over the course of the last decade, as if it’s heresy for a swimmer to go fast at a meet when they are not tapered. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there is not one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for an athlete might make you...

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Being a swimmer, there is a lot of gear to purchase and take care of. Technical swimwear should be at the top of the priority list. Swimmers of every level wear bonded technical race suits in major meets. You might ask yourself, why splurge on technical race wear? The textile fabrics that make up technical suits are faster than skin in the water. Add the compression benefits of streamlining the body, and racing with as much skin covered as possible, and race suits become much faster than training suits. With so many options, swimmers can be overwhelmed with choices and...

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