PDA

View Full Version : Category 1 or Category 2?



TobySwims
August 16th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Does anyone know of a resource to determine which suits are Cat 1 or Cat 2 (for both FINA and USMS)? Specifically I'm wondering if the Speedo LZR Elite is Cat 1 or Cat 2 for a USMS sanctioned event. thanks.

Rob Copeland
August 16th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Category I and Category II are USMS classifications, not FINA. Category I suits are the same as pool suits. A list of approved suits can be found at:
http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=304&Itemid=1006

Note USMS open water swimwear rules are different than USA Swimming and FINA open water suit rules.

Category II swimwear includes Category I swimwear, plus anything else including wetsuits.

thewookiee
August 16th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Note USMS open water swimwear rules are different than USA Swimming and FINA open water suit rules.



Why are the rules different?