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May 21st, 2009, 10:56 AM
USA Swimming Statement on May 19, 2009 FINA Ruling (5/20/2009) (http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&ItemId=2456&mid=2943)


FINA released its list of approved swimsuits on May 19, 2009, which included 202 suits approved for competition. The list can be viewed on FINA’s Web site.

USA Swimming will follow the FINA ruling made Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland. As the World Governing Body for our sport, we rely on FINA to provide adequate testing and judgment on which suits can and cannot be used in competition. Certainly, such legislation has an effect on our more than 2,800 club teams and the athletes they represent. We want to assure our membership that we are reviewing the recent legislation and will soon provide an update on how this might affect swimming at the club level. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide complete and accurate information on this topic.

USA Swimming has not yet taken any action with respect to the published list of approved suits and will not do so until after the Rules & Regulations Committee meeting scheduled for May 29-30. Following that meeting, a formal announcement will be made regarding how the approved list will affect USA Swimming and its rules & regulations.