noun - Cossies are a type of tight-fitting men's swim wear. Cossie includes any brand of racing swim wear especially those worn in competitive swimming, water polo, open water swimming, lifesaving and diving competitions. The popularity of the Australian Speedo (established 1928) brand racing swimsuit has led to the use of its name to refer to any racing or swim brief regardless of the manufacturer. The swimwear is made of fast-drying, form-fitting nylon and spandex (Lycra), polyester or other materials and are cut similar to underwear briefs.
They are worn for various reasons including ease of movement in water, reduction of drag as compared to Board shorts, skin exposure, style, quick drying time, minimization of friction and water retention, and the ability to be worn under pants or shorts.
Speedo, Speedos, Swim brief, Swimsuit, Competition brief, Togs, Bathers, Racing bathers, Posing briefs, Racing brief, Banana hammock, Budgie smugglers, Bikini, Swimmers, Swimming costume, Bathing costume, Bathing suit, Swimming trunks, Trunks, Grape smugglers, Sluggos
Brands and Manufacturers
Speedo, TYR, Nike, Dolfin, Arena, Kiefer, Adidas, aussieBum, Nautica.
- Speedo website
- TYR website
- Nike swimwear
- Swim Outlet website
- Arena International website
- Kiefer website
- AussieBum website
- Open Water Swimming website
- Being Exposed In The Water
- Consuming Cultures
- Swimsuit History
- Swimming At The Olympics
- Swimwear To Shape Bodies And Minds
- Speedos Or Board Shorts: Swimmers vs. American Men
- Marilyn Morgan Delves Into The History Of Swimwear
- The Swimming Evolution - From Briefs To Jammers