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Old 11-08-2017
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Default Is wearing perfect swimming suit increases the speed of swimming?

I am a starter in swimming and I don't know correctly but I think that dressing increases the speed of swimming.Different people may have different opinion .
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I am a starter in swimming and I don't know correctly but I think that dressing increases the speed of swimming.Different people may have different opinion .
I always advise my clients to wear speedo swim briefs or jammers. Wearing board shorts or traditional swim shorts will increase drag and can impede learning. This is because if drag has increased, you may not know if it's your technique or your board shorts that is causing your drag increase, especially in the early stages of learning swimming.

Also this is why those swim tech suits have been banned from competition as people were getting faster times in them than without....see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/sports/25swim.html.
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I should also say that for a lot of people, neoprene shorts don't work. I've videoed several already and they were still dragging their hips in the water, despite wearing neoprene jammers.
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You don't need a "perfect" swimsuit (if there is such a thing), but you should get some kind of competitive swimsuit. For guys, there is the choice between a brief and a jammer. Briefs are slightly cheaper and faster than jammers, unless you buy one of the really expensive suits with a high-tech fabric. But if you're a beginner, there's no reason to invest in an expensive suit yet. Wait until you've progressed enough to be ready to go to Olympic trials.


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