Swimsuit ban will affect world record progression

FINA changed the rules on swimsuits on 1st January 2010.  This effectively banned full body polyurethane swimsuits which had been blamed for the overwhelming number of world records in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 Rome World Championships.  Nunzio Lanotte wrote a guest blog on this very subject and concluded that perhaps we shouldn’t […]

Sports Engineering Rules

As the inaugural post on the engineering sport blog, there is a weight of responsibility bearing down on the next few paragraphs to set the scene correctly for every post that will follow. Of primary importance is to set out the stall and identify what particular niché this blog will fill in the n-dimensional multiverse […]