SPEEDO APPRECIATION DAY

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It is Speedo Appreciation Day
Speedo Pool-side
It is Speedo Appreciation Day

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CELEBRATE?

24 SEPTEMBER SPEEDO APPRECIATION DAY

Speedo Appreciation Day, found on the internet as #SpeedoAppreciationDay and started by the man behind @Speedo_Fan, is fast coming up on us. 24 September is the day this year to get out your speedo and celebrate!

Speedo has become synonymous with swimming, bulges, budgies, Australia, diving, Olympics and has been the target of much love and much hate and still stands the test of time.

DID YOU KNOW….?

Speedo, the company, which was founded by Alexander MacRae, a Scot living in Australia, started as a factory that produced socks during World War I. It wasn’t until 1928 that they began making swimwear and produced the first non-wool suit.

The First Speedo - 1927
MacRae was the first to introduce the classic, figure-hugging Racerback swimsuit. As the world's first non-wool suit, the Racerback's proprietary open-shoulder and exposed back design allowed for greater range of motion, and competitive swimmers quickly adopted the look. Of course, since it was so ahead of its time, the suit was quickly banned on many beaches.
I shot off a message to @Speedo_Fan earlier this week and asked him some questions about himself and what #SpeedoAppreciationDay really means. Here is what he had to share.

It is obvious you are very passionate about speedos. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Did you wear speedos as a kid? How were they an influence on you and when did they become part of your life?

I was brought up wearing speedos, as a kid you don’t think anything about it, it was the 80’s and everyone wore them anyway, including my dad. Then as a teen in the 90’s I never felt the need to stop wearing them even though they became less common.

 Where do you usually wear speedos and how often are you in a speedo?

Not as often as I’d like, mainly just on vacations and if I go on weekend breaks with hotel pools. I sometimes swim in the local pool and also wear them at the gym’s sauna & steam room.

So we know when speedos became important to you but why did they become important to you?

I guess they took on more importance as I got a bit older, in my 20’s and now 30’s as you don’t see as many men from English speaking countries wearing them and the media giveS them a bad press.

Where did the #SpeedoAppreciationDay idea sprout from?

I was running the @Speedo_Fan twitter anyway and thought there is a day for this and a day for that so why not a day for people to fight back against the negativity and say “Speedos are cool.”

Speedo Logo 1928
It wasn't long until the Racerback suit inspired staff member Captain Parsons to coin the slogan, “Speed on in your Speedos” from which the Speedo name was born. Now, over 85 years later, the brand name is stronger than ever.

Can you tell us what the response has been like since you started promoting #SpeedoAppreciationDay?

Quite slow to be truthful, I may have over 4000 followers but only a small percentage actively tell me they take part. Although I do get lots of encouragement throughout the year.

What are you hoping to achieve with #SpeedoAppreciationDay?

For people to spread the word that we exist, if you wear speedos you aren’t alone. We can also encourage others to take up wearing speedos.

What are you planning to do to celebrate #SpeedoAppreciationDay this year?

Well I’ll be busy judging my speedo fan of the year competition at home but in honour of the day I’ll try and spend most of it wearing speedos.

How can people find you online?

Twitter is the main forum, @Speedo_Fan I do have an Instagram but don’t post.

Do you have a final message you wish to share with everyone out there?

Be proud to wear speedos, it doesn’t really matter what you look like or how old you are if you are comfortable in them and you aren’t being obscene.

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So there it is! Now you have no excuse to not pull out your Speedo or speedo style swimsuit and wear it this coming Monday. Not only holiday? That is okay! Wear it under your suit. Not only is it super sexy you are going to love the way your trousers gently slide over your ass as you walk around!

Do not forget to post your photos on twitter and tag with #SpeedoAppreciationDay and if you don’t have twitter login and upload them to our Speedo Appreciation Day topic in our Swimwear Community Forum.

Enjoy boys!

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