Speedo to Meet With Schipper Over Suit

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Speedo's new LZR Racer suit has taken the swimming world by storm, helping to set 16 world records since it was unveiled less than two months ago.

But it's not nearly so sleek when filled with water.

Speedo officials planned to meet with Australian world record holder Jessicah Schipper after she revealed water got inside her suit during that country's Olympic trials Thursday.

Schipper won the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2 minutes, 6.82 seconds, far off her world record of 2:05.40. She wore the Speedo LZR Racer "open back kneeskin" during the butterfly final.

"We are conducting a thorough investigation but are confident this is not endemic to the LZR Racer suit," said Rob Davies, general manager of Speedo Australia. "Obviously, we will be working closely with Jessicah on a resolution and providing all the assistance she needs."


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