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Paul Smith
June 26th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Just a tad late!!

USA Swimming Seeks Support For Swimsuit Ban

By Amy Shipley

Swimming will attempt to rally international support for an immediate ban on swimsuits that extend past the shoulders and knees unless the world governing body of swimming (FINA) in the next two weeks provides a specific plan for reining in suits, USA Swimming President Jim Wood said Wednesday night. “We need feedback from FINA right now,” Wood said.

http://reachforthewall.com/2009/06/24/usa-demands-immediate-action-seeks-support-for-ban/

DPC
June 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Maybe USA Swimming is in cahoots with Gillette, Schick and Edge. Back to shaving.

Chris Stevenson
June 26th, 2009, 02:24 PM
A complete ban on swimsuits? Wow, I'm going to have to revise my mental image of USA swimming officials as a bunch of prudes...!

FindingMyInnerFish
June 26th, 2009, 04:16 PM
A complete ban on swimsuits? Wow, I'm going to have to revise my mental image of USA swimming officials as a bunch of prudes...!

Ha ha! That was my first response when I saw the thread title! Dang, now my tan lines will show! :blush:

meldyck
June 26th, 2009, 05:02 PM
These guys are just as competent as the FINA management. Wow, what leadership!!

psyncw
June 26th, 2009, 08:26 PM
i'm in full support of the proposed ban!

ande
June 27th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I get it, swim suits are for decency.

If FINA & uss swimming took a firm stance on their own rule, they wouldn't have allowed suits to have any fabric beyond what's necessary for decency. the extra unnecessary fabric is "device that helps our speed, pace or buoyancy during races"


102.15 Disqualifications
102.15.9 Swimmers are not permitted to wear or use any device or substance to help their speed, pace or buoyancy during a race.

Though my stance is
wear the fastest sensible legal suit.
Which to me is the Blue Seventy Nero Comp

Mens Full Body (http://tinyurl.com/yu2hwd)

Womens Full body (http://tinyurl.com/264te8)

orca1946
June 27th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Does that make my FS ll full suit w/long legs - no arms a banned suit ?

ande
June 30th, 2009, 12:49 PM
French Swimming Federation Bans Polyurethane Suits -- June 30, 2009 (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/21530.asp?q=French%20Swimming%20Federation%20Bans% 20Polyurethane%20Suits)

orca1946
June 30th, 2009, 06:44 PM
So no B70 ?:badday:

Michael Heather
June 30th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Dude, this is a Masters swimming forum. USA swimming does not dictate to us. We generally follow FINA rules and USA swimming rules with exceptions. We decide what the exceptions are.

Unless the majority of the people posting here are high caliber USA swimmers, this is a tempest in a teacup.

USA swimming is heavily sponsored by Speedo. Read into that what you will.

The uproar about suits is not over. I would recommend that everyone take a chill pill and enjoy racing in whatever suit you desire that is currently legal. It will doubtless remain so for the rest of the year, at least.

orca1946
July 1st, 2009, 05:43 PM
We don't want to buy a suit that will be of no use next season:badday:

Bobinator
July 8th, 2009, 03:56 PM
I get it, swim suits are for decency.

If FINA & uss swimming took a firm stance on their own rule, they wouldn't have allowed suits to have any fabric beyond what's necessary for decency. the extra unnecessary fabric is "device that helps our speed, pace or buoyancy during races"



Though my stance is
wear the fastest sensible legal suit.
Which to me is the Blue Seventy Nero Comp

Mens Full Body (http://tinyurl.com/yu2hwd)

Womens Full body (http://tinyurl.com/264te8)

Sounds good to me! Never mind that I just got a new one the other day! :D

orca1946
July 8th, 2009, 04:03 PM
So, what do I do with the FS !! I just bought ??