Huntington Beach, California -- TYR Sports Inc. has introduced the newest designs in its Tracer swimsuit line following the recent banning of polyurethane in swimsuits by FINA, the international governing body of swimming.
TYR's Tracer B- and C-Series, as well as the the Tracer Light which is already on the market, use lightweight, hydrophobic, and quick-drying fabric, TYR said 5 Jan.
The B-Series suit provides a fluid, drag-reducing fit, with flat-bonded seams that require no sewing or threads, the statement said, adding that the C-Series suit uses power-mesh panels which create up to 75 percent zoned compression compared to a typical suit containing Lycra (polyurethane fibre). The new suits also feature Range of Motion (ROM) straps to allow fluidity and explosiveness in the swimmer's stroke style without splitting, the company added.
Before the ban by FINA, full body swimsuits with polyurethane panels had led to the sport being accused of 'technological doping' as more than 300 world records fell in siwmming competitions since the first PU swimsuit was used in early 2008. (RD)