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After Designing a Suit With Caeleb Dressel, Speedo Launches Swimming World’s Biggest Reboot 

Published 11/15/2023, 11:31 AM EST

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In the Swimming world, speed reigns supreme. Every millisecond is significant. It can either make you win silver or can completely turn the table to gold. Here, Speedo has become an iconic name synonymous with innovation and speed since time immemorial. From its inception to the present, the brand has maneuvered and charted for itself a remarkable evolution, continually setting the pace for excellence in swimwear.

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American sensation Caeleb Dressel leaves nothing to chance. The athlete has a great contribution in its original suit shape—the Speedo LZR Pure Intent. Time and again, after drawing inspiration from the sleek texture of sharkskin, the brand has arrived with a revolutionary design. A new social media post showcasing benchmarks in swimwear technology is making headlines. Dressel’s personal legwork and past contributions to the brand has made it a mainstay, but here’s a sneak peek into its revamped, iconic flagship reboot.

A Legacy of speed and precision continues in the swimming world


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Speedo’s sojourn has been nothing short of extraordinary. From partnering with Michael Phelps to designing with Dressel, the past has been amazing, so look at the future! On 15th November, a new X post from Kyle Sockwell unveils Speedo’s latest supercool changers, the Fastskin LZR Pure Intent 2.0 & LZR Pure Valor 2.0. The post has bold images of the swimwear along with gender-wise wear prices respectively, thus also ensuring egalitarianism.

The caption reads, “Speedo just launched their latest tech suit, the Speedo Fastskin LZR 2.0” Continuing the prices, INTENT Women’s Suits: $599.00 Men’s Suits: $399.00 VALOR Women’s Suits: $499.00 Men’s Suits: $365.00”


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It has been developed in collaboration with Lamoral. The coatings’ origin in harsh environments, including space, showcases Speedo’s relentless pursuit of excellence and it giving the folks a taste of splendour and clothing grandeur. This latest innovation promises optimal water repellency, providing a weightless feel in the pool. Though the timeline starting from 2000 to 2023 is great, however, the fresh update shook the internet. 

Caeleb Dressel’s contribution to designing the iconic wear


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It all started back in 2004 when the brand raised the bar with the Fastskin II. Utilizing Hollywood body scanners, no less. The development team crafted a suit that contributed to 47 medals at the Athens Olympics. Fast forward to a few years later, when the brand aims to craft the suit for the world’s fastest swimmers also relies on giving them the most aerodynamic feel in the pool. It bears the imprint of Dressel’s insights. Dressel and Speedo have a longstanding bond forged by being contractually obligated.

Dressel gained information and help through his crucial role during the four-year development cycle. His business acumen and involvement, spanning Zoom discussions with coach Gregg Troy to face-to-face blind testing, positions Dressel as a key contributor to the suit’s adjustments. He added salient features as to what can be crucial for a race day. The success became fruitful when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Speedo athlete won 61% of the gold medals and 49% of the silver came home.


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Along with Caeleb Dressel, Adam Peaty, Regan Smith, and Ryan Murphy are team Speedo for quite a while now. It was the first-ever endorsement deal for the legendary Michael Phelps, as per NBC reports. In a nutshell, with a legacy rich in innovation & a future focused on progress, Speedo continues to push boundaries. 

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Written by:

Harshita Chawla


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I'm Harshita Chawla, a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My journey began as a sports writer for a college magazine, cultivating a rich understanding of content creation in the sports industry. My versatility spans from crafting insightful content on alpine skiing to exploring various facets of gymnastics.
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Himanshu Sridhar