Saturday, June 28, 2008

Suit Styles from England to Beijing

On the right is a picture of Captain Matthew Webb, taken in 1875, after he became the first person to successfully cross the English Channel.

On the left is a picture of Mark Warkentin who is America's representative in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim to be held in Beijing on August 20, 2008.

Judging from the pictures of these two men, who are the elite of their respective eras, swim suit styles for open water swimmers do not seem to have changed much over the past 133 years.

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