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The Olympic bronze medallist freestyler Graeme Smith sporting Speedo's new unified goggles and cap in the pool at Hyatt Carlton Tower in London. The mask, an idea of the former Olympic gold medallist David Wilkie, combines the traditional swimming cap and goggles. Tests show that the mask reduces drag around the eyes by up to 53 per cent. `It is mainly for the competitive swimmer but there is no reason why it shouldn't be worn by the recreational swimmer as well,' Wilkie said.

Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid