London Olympics: Swimwear that will make you feel like Michael Phelps
And to get started, it wouldn't hurt to look the part.
All manner of vendors (Nike, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, among them) are pushing their own Olympics or Olympics-inspired apparel. But among the most intriguing are the swimsuits Speedo and Tyr are offering consumers that have been engineered using some of the technologies they employ in the high-performance suits they've provided to Olympic swimmers such as Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Amanda Weir, Ariana Kukors and Natalie Coughlin. These suits can help competitive swimmers move faster and beach bunnies look slimmer, as writer Diedre Crawford reports in this week's Image section.
These suits might just deserve their own gold medals.
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Ariana Kukors in the new AP12 Speedsuit by Tyr. Credit: Tyr