Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Our Changing Times: Bathing Suit Edition

In 1907, Annette Kellerman was arrested for indecent exposure for wearing a shocking one-piece bathing suit that revealed her arms and legs. While bathing suit fashion has changed, from nude to near-burqa, it wasn't that long ago that a glimpse of stocking was looked on as simply shocking.

Now comes the latest ruling: You have to bare parts of your body in competition. Fina cracks down on hi-tech suits: "But following a three-day meeting in Dubai, Fina has stipulated swimsuits should not cover the neck and must not extend past the shoulders and ankles."

In yet another spin-off of the Space Program, the Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer swim suits have rewritten the record books, accounting for 94% of the golds and breaking 23 of the 25 records at the Beijing Olympics.

Alex Rodriquez claims he only wore the suit during the 2003 season.

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