The Speedo brand is known worldwide for functional, innovative swimwear. Their styles are a triumph of form following function. Some recent innovations include Fastskin swimsuits, which were cited for advanced technology by the Smithsonian Institute; Endurance, a long-lasting, chlorine resistant swimwear fabric that was the first of its kind; and their XD water repellant fabric is designed to reduce drying time, which, for those of us that are just visiting, whether it's the beach or pool, is an excellent and highly desirable feature. You don't have to be a competitive swimmer to wear Speedo. There are plenty of performance competition swimsuits available from Speedo, but the bulk of what Speedo produces are high-quality boardshorts and swim shorts that work great out in the ocean or pool. In addition to creating multiple bright, colorful prints for their swimwear the Speedo brand has also included several design refinements to improve the comfort and function of their swim shorts and boradshorts. Most of Speedo's boardshorts would not be considered boardshorts by boardshort purists, but if Speedo played by the rules and limited itself to established ideas then they never would gotten to where they are today.
Speedo is all about performance. World-renowned athletes such as Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Beard have all competed--and won--in Speedo swimwear. Speedo is also the official outfitter of USA Swimming and the official sponsor of USA Triathlon, USA Diving, USA Synchronized Swimming and USA Water Polo. In fact, more gold medals have been won by athletes wearing Speedo than any other brand.
Speedo's heritage stretches all the way back to 1928 on Bondi Beach in Australia. Their Racerback swimsuit, the world's first swimsuit that was not made of wool, became an instant hit. The swimsuit's fabric and design allowed for more comfort and freedom of motion for noticeably improved performance out in the water. The brand's notoriety and legacy of playing a part in some of the greatest water sports victories in history was cemented when Arne Borg of Sweden set a world record while wearing one of Speedo's innovative swimsuits. He would go on to win the first Olympic gold medal for swimming- setting a precedent that carries on to this day.
Speedo has been at the forefront of innovation in mens swimwear from the very beginning, and continues to set new standards by combining new fabrics and designs with the top athletes in watersports to show the full potential of what their products are capable of doing. You don't have to be the best, but in Speedo swimsuits and swimwear you can do your best. There's a wide variety of fabrications, features, styles, and prints so you can find exactly what you need and what you want. From the original boardshorts, invented to protect surfers' knees to the briefs worn by gold medal swimmers and divers to the extremely popular volleyball trunks style, it's safe to say that Speedo is the best known swimwear brand in the world. Whether your style runs to boardshorts, briefs or trunks, there is a fashionable and highly functional Speedo suit for you.