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geochuck
April 9th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Did you know FINA now charges $5000.00 to approve a swim suit. Approve 100 suits, $500,000.00??

ElaineK
April 9th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Did you know FINA now charges $5000.00 to approve a swim suit. Approve 100 suits, $500,000.00??

:afraid:Are you :censor: kidding me? One more reason to :argue: FINA...

gdanner
April 9th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Did you know FINA now charges $5000.00 to approve a swim suit. Approve 100 suits, $500,000.00??

What was the previous cost? It doesn't seem like an unreasonably high price to me...don't they have to do thorough testing of all the suits?

geochuck
April 9th, 2011, 05:44 PM
They stretch the material by 25 percnt then measure the thickness.
The application form http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/rules/application_swimsuit.pdf

The testing sequence here, go to the last three pages
http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/rules/SWIMWEAR_APPROVAL_from_01012010.pdf

Dolphin 2
April 9th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Did you know FINA now charges $5000.00 to approve a swim suit. Approve 100 suits, $500,000.00??

I knew from the gitco there was big $$$ involved in getting FINA to go along with the suit technology revolution.

Sounds like FINA is run just like the U.S. Congress and we've got the best government money can buy!!! :bump:

Also from a previous post:

"What was the previous cost? It doesn't seem like an unreasonably high price to me...don't they have to do thorough testing of all the suits?"

With just old fashioned briefs, the only thing to test was 5% suit coverage and 95% nudity - and that doesn't cost much to test!!! :bouncing:

D2