High-tech Swimsuits Result in World Records, Antitrust Lawsuit

High-tech swimsuits have resulted in hundreds of new world records and one old-fashioned antitrust lawsuit.

Photo of Michael Phelps in a Speedo LZR Racer suitPhoto of Michael Phelps in a Speedo LZR Racer suit

The March 2010 trial pitting swimwear manufacturer TYR Sport against its rival, Speedo, and USA Swimming will go on as scheduled after U.S. District Judge James Selna refused to dismiss TYR's antitrust lawsuit. Selna said nine of the 10 claims made by TYR were strong enough to be heard in court. Also named in the suit is U.S. head coach Mark Schubert and Olympic swimmer Erik Vendt, who switched his allegiance from TYR to Speedo.

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