This one piece women's swimsuit, featuring the 1964 Australian Olympic swimming team uniform design, was designed by Gloria Smythe and produced in Australia under license from Speedo. The green and yellow nylon swimsuit features a quarter skirt, wide shoulder straps, a contour back and a high scooped neck. Made from six separate pieces of fabric with a fine yellow gauze gusset, the swimsuit was a complicated construction. A cloth badge on the chest is embroidered with 'Australia Tokyo 1964' and a kangaroo. Speedo first released commercial ranges of the designs they produced for various national Olympic teams in the 1960s.
Australian swimmers used the green and gold vertical 'block stripe' fabric for their swimsuits for the first time in 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Previously competitors in international competitions had worn swimsuits in solid colours.