Swim suits have changed drastically throughout the years. They used to be something you just wore in order to cover up but now, for competitive swimmers, they help to create less drag and are created very differently. Technical suits offer some sort of compression. This gives swimmers advantages including; increased circulation, assistance with recovery, and alignment. They also support the shape of the body to decrease drag. Tech suits also use specific stitching. They use flat stitches to allow for the suit to be closer to the body. Ultrasonic and heat bonded seams make them almost disappear. I chose this topic because I find the way they create technical suits interesting. Being a competitive swimmer makes it more interesting because I think it’s good to know what it is about your suit that helps create less drag. Technical suits have affected my life in many ways. I bought for first tech suit at regionals, and since then it has helped me to take time off while competing. Although tech suits only help you take off less the half a second, they still help when you’re trying to get a best time. Swimsuits have affected my life since I was 8 years old and will keep affecting my life for a longtime.
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About the Author
Alexys Lyle is a junior at Billings Senior High and has been a part of the YMCA swim team since she was 8 years old. She joined her high school varsity swim team at the start of her freshman year and has been apart of it ever since. She also has been apart of the state team since her freshman year. Other than swimming Alexys also participates in dance, and Girl Scouts. With Girl Scouts she has done a lot of community service along with travel to Ireland in the summer of 2014. One of her most proud moments was getting chosen to be an ambassador of the U.S and travel to Italy, Sicily and Greece with a group called People to People. Traveling has taught her a lot about herself and the world around her. Alexys loves learning about science and hopes to learn more as she travels the world someday.