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With swimming records falling, Italian scientists studying new swimsuits

Updated: April 29, 2008, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Those new high-tech swimsuits rewriting the sport's record books have caught the eye of scientists.

Acting on advice from the Italian swimming federation, the committee's Institute of Medicine and Science will study the relationship between the suits and the recent onslaught of world records.

Nineteen long-course and 22 short-course world records have been set this year, nearly all by swimmers wearing the space-age Speedo LZR Racer, which was designed with the help of NASA.

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