Saturday, August 6, 2011

Nighttime Snack: Tech Suits and the Anonymous Voice of a Pro.

I know that Spidey's black costume turned out to be an alien symbiote that tried to kill him and all... but I couldn't help drawing a parallel between this picture and the tech suit issue. 

In case you haven't been following along, Tony at the SCAQ Blog is a Masters Swimmer and has always loved his tech suits.  At his blog though, no matter how vocal he has been about wanting tech back, he has allowed anyone and everyone to voice their opinion even if it disagrees.  Apparently a professional swimmer decided to "school" Tony and the rest of us on what tech suits really did to professional swimming and the suit sponsor system that they count on, and this seems to be the voice that was missing from the argument the first time around.  It is worth the read.

Yes you might think that reading more about tech suits is just beating a dead horse, but you need to keep in mind that FINA recently announced that they are considering equal coverage for men and women in 2013.  This all could come around again.

As usual, Tony's blog has attracted many commenters who feel strongly about the subject and it is worth hearing what they all have to say as well.  Check it out in Part 1 and Part 2.


  1. The thing that is a little unsettling about the piece on SCAQ Blog is that not only does Tony not disclose his source, he doesn't even know who it is.

    I mean, it could be me? Just kidding.

    Viking/Gus/Chris: Be on the lookout from a mail for me detailing how Chuck Wielgus is actually a Chinese mole bent on derailing the USA's swim program, thus ensuring Asian dominance. Trust me. I'm a pro.

  2. touché... while it is a good read we do need to keep in mind that it could be Craig Lord in disguise just trying to screw with Tony. Ha!