HydroSpeed suits are comprised of Scalex fabric which was developed specifically to address the growing need for a custom, aquatic-specific fabric that allows for keen awareness of body movement and flexibility, yet sacrifices nothing when it comes to speed.
What is HydroSpeed Swimwear?
In 2003, the FINIS Development Team decided to utilize its vast technical knowledge of swimming and apply it towards the creation of a new championship racing suit. By understanding the science behind how the body moves through the water and how the water in-turn reacts with the body, the FINIS team precisely engineered the HydroSpeed racing line of swimwear.
As a result, HydroSpeed suits use specific water repellent and iso-panel characteristics to allow the athlete to perform at the highest level of competition. HydroSpeed suits are also built with tougher fabric and stitching, making it more durable than other similar racing suit on the market. And recognizing the need for an affordable racing suit, FINIS prices the HydroSpeed line so that swimmers of any level can afford to purchase it.
Engineered for Speed & Durability HydroSpeed is the fusion of water and performance. These FINIS racing suits are designed specifically for competition to help swimmers achieve their highest level. In particular, each HydroSpeed suit is engineered with three important elements:
Water-Repellency - In order to reduce the overall drag coefficient in the water, HydroSpeed fabric is comprised of a light-weight, hollow-core SCALEX material, which allows for less water absorption. The embossed, scale-like finish deflects and whisks away water from the body. The suit effectively turns the body into a hydro-dynamic torpedo, with reduced drag and increased speed.
Smart Compression - The hollow-core Scalex material provides a comfortable compression against the body. The engineered fabric holds and presses muscle groups effectively, without squeezing and restricting muscle movement. Further, each suit is comprised of several different iso-panels that target specific compression levels for different muscle groups. By isolating and slightly pressing against the muscles, lactic acid levels are reduced and nerve senses are heighted The result allows athletes to be more aware of their body position and technique, swim more effectively at higher speeds and longer distances, and ultimately increase overall performance.
Durability - Knowing that Swimmers have multiple races in a season, the FINIS development team wanted to design the suit to last longer than other similar championship suits. By utilizing a stronger fabric and secure flat-lock stitches, the HydroSpeed suits guarantee durability without having to increase the overall weight or thickness of the suit. Each HydroSpeed suit comes with a 30 day warranty from FINIS. Tested and Proven The HydroSpeed line went through several months of rigorous testing in order to determine the best fabric, compression, and iso-panel characteristics. The FINIS development team conducted internal hydrophobic testing and consulted coaches and swimmers from around the globe to analyze the benefits of the revolutionary new suit.
The results have been spectacular, with HydroSpeed suits being sold worldwide in over 40 different countries and being used by world record holders, national champions, and many top-level universities. In fact, HydroSpeed swimwear is the choice of the fastest female breaststroker on the planet, Jade Edmistone (Australia, 50 M.L.C. 30.31).