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94/94/3 Swimsuit, womens, lycra / nylon, Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 1992, as used by Australia in the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, Spain, 1992. Click to enlarge.

Womens swimsuit by Speedo for the Australian Olympic team, 1992

Designed
The Museum has an extensive collection of Speedo swimwear and accessories dating from the 1930s to the present including designs produced for the Australian Olympic Games team from 1964 to 2004, the Australian Commonwealth Games team from 1970-2002 and numerous international Olympic teams. This collection is complemented by the Speedo archive which includes scrapbooks, catalogues, posters, newsletters, stickers, photographs, video footage and badges.

Speedo's origins lie in MacRae Knitting …

Summary

Object No.

94/94/3

Object Statement

Swimsuit, womens, lycra / nylon, Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 1992, as used by Australia in the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, Spain, 1992

Physical Description

Swimsuit, women's, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, Australian Team, nylon/lycra Speedo, Australia, 1992
Swimsuit, women's 'Speedo', nylon/lycra, one-piece with cut-away back and crossed straps, black fabric, with light green straps, and wide diagonal panels of fluoro yellow, down each side, with "Australia" printed in black lettering on the left side panel, and "Speedo" and the Australian Olympic logo printed in fluoro yellow and green, on the bust, size 10, crotch is lined, and hygienically sealed with an adhesive plastic strip.

Marks

Incorporated into design of suit: "SPEEDO R(enclosed in a circle)" in fluoro yellow lettering, "AUSTRALIA" printed in black lettering. On front of tag sewn inside right armhole: red Speedo logo, "65184/SZ 10", hand written in blue ball-point pen.

Dimensions

Height

665 mm

Width

335 mm

Production

Notes

Speedo designed the nylon/lycra suit for the Australian swim team for the Barcelona Olympic Games to train in.

Donated by the manufacture

Produced for 1992 Olympics in Barcelona

History

Notes

Although this particular swimsuit was donated by the manufacturer, in an unused state, this type of suit was designed for the Australian swim team for the Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992. This suit does not have the performasnce enhancing characteristics of the S2000 or 'paper' lycra suits, and was primarily used for training. However, member's of the diving team preferred this style of suit.
Donated by Speedo to the MAAS in 1994

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, 1994

Acquisition Date

14 April 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens swimsuit by Speedo for the Australian Olympic team, 1992 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/141937>

Wikipedia

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