My daughter is on the high school swim team (and is one of the stronger swimmers...in the top 8). Championships are next week and the coach told them to have their technical swim suits ordered and ready by then. We knew it was coming and sat down to order them....the CHEAP one was $300. We could have easily paid in the 400 dollar range---but I figured we'd start with the more basic one we got for this year. AND...the clincher is they are only guaranteed for 10 races!! That's 30 dollars a race (and with an average of 4 races a meet)....it's only going to get her through 2 1/2 meets (which I'm hoping we can stretch to a full three meets). Wow...just wow! We knew this going in....but now that it is here.....well reality is crazy!