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June 30th, 2009, 03:52 PM
i find it interesting that section 102.9 on SWIMWEAR in the the
USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Book (http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/_Rainbow/Documents/84197263-fbe3-4373-84c8-129a1e9426e1/2009%20Rulebook%20noPP.pdf)
(page 28 of the book / 30 of the PDF)
contains more text about Insignia & Advertising than it does about Design.

What do you think about that?

.1 Design
A Swimsuits worn for all 12 & under age group defined competition shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor past the knee.
B Swimsuits worn for competition must be non-transparent and conform to the current concept of the appropriate.
C The Referee shall have authority to bar offenders from the competition until they comply with the rule.

.2 Insignia — Swimmers may wear the insignia and/or name of the club or organization they represent or of which they are a member and the insignia of their FINA National Federation or Organizing Committees for Olympic, World, Continental or Regional Championships, except as otherwise provided in 202.6.3 for international competition and in FINA rules GR5 and GR6. Swimmers shall not be allowed to wear the insignia and/or name of any club or organization which they are not entitled to represent in open competition, if such action is objectionable to that club or organization.

.3 Advertising
A In the competition venue or complex of all events conducted by and under the control of USA Swimming or any LSC or division thereof, no swimsuit shall carry any visible marque or insignia in the form of advertising (except design or trademarks of members or Organizing Committees for Olympic, World, Continental and Regional Championships) other than the trademark on technical equipment or clothing, that is in excess of 16 sq. cm. (2.48 sq. in.) in area. A trademark may be repeated provided a name is used only once on a suit. Offenders may be barred from competition, until they comply with this rule.
B Products involving tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceuticals containing drugs banned under IOC or FINA rules

Revised FINA Suit List effective 6/25/2009 (http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/_Rainbow/Documents/a65f46ee-e565-4462-901e-36aa31c57db5/Revised%20FINA%20Suit%20List%20Memo%20-%20corrected.pdf)

June 30th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Andy, you amaze me with the world of info you can get for us!!:applaud: