Speedo has launched the latest versions of their Fastskin LZR Racer X swimsuit ©Getty Images

Speedo has revealed their three new versions of their Fastskin LZR Racer X elite swimsuit as they officially unveiled their "Team Speedo" athletes.

Their full length LZR Racer suit had become infamous, with their water-repellent fabric having aided swimmers buoyancy and were believed to have helped to reduce times.

Following multiple world records being broken from the suits introduction in 2008 and the 2009 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships in Rome, the governing body banned full length bodysuits and non-textile swimsuits.

Speedo,  through, believe the three new versions of the suit, one of which has been made especially for the athletes' participation at Rio 2016, remain the most advanced swimwear technology.

The FINA approved suits, with the men’s covering the area from waist to knee and women’s from the shoulder to knees, are claimed to offer “increased targeted compression” which is believed to streamline the body.

Additionally,  their suit support seams have been stated to hold swimmers higher in the water.

The Team Speedo athletes were revealed in installation titled
The Team Speedo athletes were revealed in installation titled "The Winning Elements" ©Getty Images

As well as the suits the manufacturer, who are the official supplier of the FINA Swimming World Cup, also revealed their latest range of caps and goggles which are set to be used by more than 200 swimmers, who make up Team Speedo.

A total of 24 athletes, boasting 17 world records, were present at the official launch of the company’s kit for 2016.

Four-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin and five-time gold medallist Ryan Lochte were among the American athletes at the launch in New York City, along with Brazil's Thiago Pereira, one of the host’s medal hopes at Rio 2016.

The team were unveiled in front of a periodic table inspired installation, which Speedo claim symbolises the "winning elements", which make up their team.

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