In celebration of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Playboy.com has released a new pictorial featuring Playboy models wearing the most technologically advanced swimsuits. The new feature reveals a 12-image slideshow of Speedo’s official Olympic swimsuits over the past six games — dating back to 1988 — shot poolside at a fitness club in Chicago. The online images pay homage to the Olympic swimming competitions which run from August 9th through August 21st.
In the pictorial, the Speedo swimsuits are worn by Greenville, Michigan native Cassie Keller, 18 (with the mezmerizing eyes) and Sharae Spears, 24, from Knoxville, Tennessee. Cassie is a Playboy “Special Editions” model who will be featured on the “College Girls” cover released on December 2nd and Sharae is the August 2008 Cyber Girl of the Month. The buoyant beauties wear the following swimwear: the Speedo Star Axcel (1988), Speedo S2000 (1992), Speedo Aquablade (1996), Fastskin Speedo (2000), Fastskin FSII (2004), and Speedo LZR Racer (2008).
Although both Playboy models wear the one-pieces, Sharae – who sports the latest Speedo – took almost 30 minutes to squeeze into hers, as also is the case for professional swimmers. This year’s suit — the Speedo LZR Racer — which independent testing has shown to be the world’s fastest, is the brand’s most hydro-dynamically advanced swimsuit to date. The NASA-researched suit allegedly reduces drag while swimming and compresses the muscles to reduce fatigue. Since its February launch, 48 out of 50 world records set have been by swimmers wearing the LZR.
No stranger to the beauty of Olympic swimmers, Playboy magazine previously featured seven-time breaststroke medalist Amanda Beard who posed nude last July and 100-meter backstroke swimmer Haley Clark, also nude, in September 2004’s “Women of the Olympics” cover story. Additionally included in this special issue were seven other Olympic athletes including U.S. pole-vaulter Mary Sauer and high-jumper Amy Acuff.
Please enjoy the SFW video and sneak peek a selection below of the dozen photos. To see even more, head on over for the full non-nude pictorials.
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1988 – Speedo Star Axcel
1992 – Speedo S2000
1996 – Speedo Aquablade
2000 – Fastskin Speedo
2004 – Fastskin FSII
2008 – Speedo LZR Racer