Michael Phelps has helped usher in the new era of
swimming, choosing to wear the old-style textile swimsuit
over the new high-tech suits at December’s
“Dual In the Pool” meet.
Held in Manchester Aquatics Center, Manchester, U.K.,
the meet was a highly publicized competition between a U.S.
team and a team of British, German and Italian swimmers.
Phelps and his American teammates were victorious and set a
world short-course record in the 4x100 meters medley relay;
however, Phelps did not win gold in every race. He took
third in the 100 free-style. FINA officially banned the
high-tech suits, starting Jan. 1.