CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio just around the corner, Speedo unveiled the design for what Team USA will be wearing as they reach for the gold this summer.
Two Charlotte residents, Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones, were featured in the Speedo poster announcing the design of the new suits.
The company says they worked with athletes to create the Fastskin LZR Racer X and Fastskin LZR Racer 2 swimsuits. Their intention was to make the swimmers feel “superhuman” when wearing it.
Team USA isn’t the only team wearing these suits this summer, Australia, China, Spain, Japan, Canada and Isreal have also signed on to wear them.
The design for Team USA is navy blue with red stripes and white star details.
Four-time Olympic gold metalist Missy Franklin says she’s excited to represent the US in the new design this summer, “I have trusted Speedo throughout my career to help me feel fast and confident in every race, and I am honored to wear the stars and stripes on my Fastskin suit.”
You’ll get to see Team USA rock their new gear in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in August. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Aug. 5.