New Jersey resident Victor Boski grew up in Hoboken, where he served his community as a lifeguard. As an active teenager, Victor Boski participated in competitive swim meets. After completing high school, he enrolled in classes at Middlesex County College before transferring to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick. Focusing on courses in marketing and business, Victor Boski began his career as an entrepreneur while still enrolled in college. Victor Boski has overseen the daily operations of National Industrial Supply, LLC, an international distributor of industrial materials, since 1999.

Aside from his career as a businessman, Victor Boski possesses a great enthusiasm for golf. He has played in many tournaments as a member of the Golf Club of New Jersey. Victor Boski has competed in the 1997 Monte Cristo Low Net, 2000 Caddy Shack Championship, 2001 Tour Championship, 2001 Formy Open, and 2004 British Open, the latter of which shares a name with the famous professional competition. Victor Boski has achieved a hole-in-one at both the Richmond Hill Country Club and the Rutgers Golf Club.

Victor Boski, a dedicated family man, recently transferred his ownership of National Industrial Supply, LLC to a trust for his grandchildren. Victor Boski remains proud of all his grandchildren, one of whom is Jeff Glosenger, a 13-year-old competitive sailor serving on the U.S. Sailing Team.

 

Evolution of Olympic Swimwear

By: Victor Boski

Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the nature of competitive swimwear has changed significantly. Early versions focused on reducing drag by eliminating excess material, while more recent materials help swimmers move more fluidly through the water. Before 2000, competitive swimsuits differed from regular swimsuits by actively cutting back on the amount of material to reduce water resistance. Many competitive swimmers in the 20th Century wore full body swimsuits in an effort to decrease friction and muscle vibration over the course of the race. Men and women often wore a similar style of swimsuit, a basic one-piece suit with a jammer bottom and tank top. At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Speedo introduced a style of nylon swimwear resembling underwear briefs. The swimwear, still commonly used in competitive swimming and water polo today, is made of a nylon and spandex composite. For more than 40 years, the swim brief style stood as the standard in competitive men’s swimwear. Women’s swimwear also underwent a makeover, with tight-fitting one-piece suits and a brief bottom. In 2000, swimwear manufacturers began to develop competitive swimsuits modeled after the skin of sea animals, such as sharks. Commonly known as “sharkskin suits,” this style of swimwear stirred up considerable controversy in the world of competitive swimming. Many argue that the recent wave of record-shattering performances resulted from technological advances in swimwear. Given the relatively insignificant advances in nutrition and training methods since 2000, swimwear stands as the only major variable in the sport. In 2009, the International Federation of Swimming (FINA) banned non-woven swimsuits from competition. FINA claimed that the use of non-textile suits produced results that were not representative of a swimmer’s true ability.