Will German sensation Paul Biedermann be a superstar next year, after the new suit rules have kicked in? What about Americans Ariana Kukors, Tyler Clary, David Walters and Eric Shanteau? Were their breakthrough seasons coincidental to the suit revolution, or spurred by it?
Some say the world’s best swimmers this season would have thrived in technical suits or tiny ones; others say the suits helped some more than others, and the new rules will bring a different cast of characters to the forefront next season.
What do you think? We’d like to start a conversation with you, our loyal readers — or even those of you just dropping in. Speak up. Speak out. Be heard. Get the final word. Just answer this question (via the comment box below):
Does the suit make the swimmer?