Speedo FASTSKIN3 Racing System Partner Profiles by HC120914045833



Continuing an ongoing relationship with Speedo, ANSYS provided computer based
engineering simulation and analysis expertise to drive development of the Speedo
FASTSKIN3 Racing System from the concept level through to prototype and final product

Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,000 professionals, including engineers
expert in fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and
electromagnetics, and design optimization.

ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee
how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world

Its customers represent a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive,
electronics, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, academia, civil
engineering, consumer products, healthcare, sports, and others.


Aquatic testing of the Speedo FASTSKIN3 RACING SYSTEM saw the world’s leading
swimwear brand partner once again with Dr. Bruce Mason, Dr. Dave Pease and the
Aquatics Testing, Training and Research Unit (ATTRU).

ATTRU is a sports science arm of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) that deals
specifically with Aquatics Biomechanics servicing that is provided to benefit the A.I.S. Swim
squad, the Australian Swim Team and the state institute swim squads.

The unit conducts aquatics research around the development of testing systems for
swimming, and is a regular partner to Speedo Aqualab during research and development of
new product.

In addition to Dr. Mason and Dr. Pease, the unit also recruits graduate scholars to assist with
servicing responsibilities and Ph.D. students to assist with research activities.
Progressive Sports Technologies

Speedo worked with Progressive Sports Technologies during the development of
FASTSKIN3 Racing System, a consultancy specialising in experimental design as well as
equipment development.

Based in the Sports Technology Institute in Loughborough University; a multi-million pound
building with an array of test equipment, Progressive were tasked with assisting Speedo in
principle testing of prototypes of the Speedo FASTSKIN3Racing System.

This process involved working with Speedo to rigorously test the various properties of the
product itself, and the materials it is made up from, to ensure it is built to withstand its
intended use.


4DMax is known for innovation within the fields of film and television video effects and
Forensic Geomatics. Drawing on many years of experience in all aspects of 3D data capture
and presentation, 4DMax specializes in 3D spatial data capture, analysis, interrogation and
presentation, and were responsible for scanning Speedo sponsored athletes during the
development of the Speedo FASTSKIN3 Racing System, ensuring that it has been built to
accurate measurements of the human form.

The 3D head scans were particularly pivotal to the development of the Speedo FASTSKIN3
Super Elite Goggle, which reinvents goggle design by providing unrivalled hydrodynamics
with a distinctive and unique aesthetic.

InnoSportlab De Tongelreep

Part of the Dutch National Swimmingcentre de Tongelreep in Eindhoven, the InnoSportLab
Trainingscentre offers unique training, development and research facilities for swimmers,
enabling innovation within the sport of swimming.

Boasting thirteen underwater cameras, four cameras for above-water filming, advanced time
registration systems, and smart board and touch screen facilities, Innosport has become an
invaluable resource for the sport of swimming, and its facilities were utilised by Speedo
during the development of the Speedo FASTSKIN3 Racing System to provide accurate
statistical readings during the testing process.

For further media information please contact:

The UK PR Team:

Rae Young, Brandnation - rae@brandnation.co.uk - 020 7940 7176

OR the International PR team:

Tom Parker, S&X - tom@sx-media.com - +44 121 604 6366

Fay Silverthorne, S&X – fay@sx-media.com - +44 121 604 6366

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