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Bill Sive
July 19th, 2013, 09:28 AM
How toxic (to the enviroment from manufacturing) are the swimsuits that we wear (Speedo, Nike, Arena, etc.)?

Are there any Eco Friendly swimsuits our there, that provide the same benefits as a toxic swimsuit?

sunruh
July 19th, 2013, 10:29 AM
Bill,
that made me think: the most eco friendly suit would be ... none.
so i had to look up if that was "legal"

according to:
102.12 Swimwear for Pool Competition

nowhere can i find that a suit is mandatory.

102.12.1 Design
A The swimsuits worn for competition shall be nontransparent and conform
to the current concept of the appropriate. The referee shall have authority
to bar offenders from competition until they comply with this rule.

all of 102.12.1 talks about is *IF* you wear a swimsuit, NOT that one is required!!!

though state and local laws may prevail if one is not worn.

steve

Rob Copeland
July 19th, 2013, 11:16 AM
Steve,

I'm not sure where the FINA approved stamp would be on your proposed swimwear:blush:

sunruh
July 19th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Rob,
that's just it.

if i'm not wearing a suit i dont need a fina approved stamp!!!

the stamp is only required *IF* you wear a suit.

pwb
July 19th, 2013, 07:53 PM
Rob,
that's just it.

if i'm not wearing a suit i dont need a fina approved stamp!!!

the stamp is only required *IF* you wear a suit.
I really hope (for the sake of USMS membership growth goals) that going au naturel is not your plan once your shoulder heals.

__steve__
July 19th, 2013, 10:43 PM
I have a hemp suit by speeodd.

arthur
July 22nd, 2013, 12:47 PM
The most environmentally friendly suit is probably the one that lasts the longest so you don't need to replace it. A polyester suit can last a couple years. If you are willing to re-stitch the seams (the stitching is the only part that wears out) it would probably last a lot longer than that.

Redbird Alum
July 22nd, 2013, 02:27 PM
Unless you swim in a naturally occurring body of water, the artificial construction of and maintenance of a pool (including the manufacturing and shipping of chemicals, cleaners and filters) is probably one heck of a lot more "toxic" to the environment than a purchased suit.