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    Recent History of Tech Suit Rules

    Recent History of Tech Suit Press Releases, News & Rules

    The Swimming Rule book Used to Read:

    102.10 DISQUALIFICATIONS
    10 No swimmer is permitted to wear or use any device or substance to help his / her speed, pace or buoyancy during a race. Goggles may be worn, and rubdown oil applied if not considered excessive by the Referee.

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    Speedo to reveal ‘space age’ elite swimsuit in four major cities on February 12th
    Friday, 01 February 2008

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    Speedo launches new performance suit with endorsements from swimming stars
    Wednesday, 13 February 2008

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    Mid 2008
    Swimmers discovered that stacking tech suits increased their float & compression possibly leading to faster times

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    Friday, 05 December 2008
    Fina.org
    Meeting with the Swimwear Manufacturers - 20th February 2009
    memo

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    NCAA
    Dec 12th, 2008, the NCAA issued this ruling

    The latest trend in technical suits - layering the two to gain additional buoyancy - is out. The NCAA released an interpretation today that defines a swimming uniform as one swimsuit or garment.

    Effective beginning next Friday, any other "suit, garment or material material" will not be "permitted to be worn attached or supplemented under, over or as a part of the uniform."

    The interpretation doesn't just include technical suites - it effectively eliminates the use of drag suits. To aid officials in the enforcement the NCAA provided three scenarios.

    Scenario 1:
    Coach A notices that Swimmer B, who is standing behind the blocks in preparation for his event, is wearing multiple technical suits.

    Ruling: Illegal. Coach should bring this information to the attention of the official.

    Scenario 2:
    Swimmer A, in lane 3, gets up on the block and the Starter sees that Swimmer A has a brief under his technical swimsuit.

    Ruling: Illegal. Delay of the meet may be charged to the student-athlete.

    Scenario 3:
    Swimmer A, who has already qualified with an A-Standard time for the 200 freestyle, gets up on the block to swim that event wearing a lycra bathing suit with an old, torn, nylon tank suit over it.

    Ruling: Unless the swimmer removes the outer “drag” suit prior to the event, and swims with only one suit, their performance would be disqualified in that event.

    With the effective date set to begin next week, the decision thus allows swimmers one more week with which to qualify for NCAA's using the technique.

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    FINA
    FINA Releases Information on FINA Bureau Meeting,
    Approves Speedsuit Restriction Proposal,
    Underwater Cameras Approved for Rome --
    March 14, 2009

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 14. DURING the FINA Bureau meeting held in Dubai this week, the international organization put in place some official speedsuit restrictions which are "to be immediately implemented."

    Known as The Dubai Charter (full link to document below), the speedsuit restrictions will be phased in during a two-step approach. As previously reported, FINA held a Speedsuit Summit in Switzerland on Feb. 20. That meeting developed a set of restriction proposals that the Bureau has now implemented effective immediately until Dec. 31, 2009.

    These are the elements implemented starting today:

    a. DESIGN:
    The swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulders nor past the ankles.

    b. MATERIAL:
    i. When used, the material shall follow the body shape;
    ii. The application of different materials shall not create air trapping effects.

    c. THICKNESS:
    The material used shall have a maximum thickness of 1 mm. The measurement method is in accordance with ISO Standard 5084 for textiles.

    d. BUOYANCY:
    The swimsuit shall not have a buoyancy effect of more than 1 Newton (100 gr). The value to be observed applies to all swimsuits sizes.

    e. CONTROL:
    FINA has established its own independent control/testing programme. Scientific testing on thickness and buoyancy will be conducted by a neutral team led by Prof. Jan-Anders Manson, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and Laboratory of Polymer and Composite Technology.

    f. CONSTRUCTION:
    Any system providing external stimulation or influence of any form (e.g. pain reduction, chemical/medical substance release, electro-stimulation, or others) is prohibited.

    g. CUSTOMISATION:
    All swimsuits of an approved model must be constructed in an identical fashion with no variation/modification for individual swimmers from the samples submitted for approval. Any modification before use is prohibited; it is clarified that an adaptation of size does not constitute customisation.

    h. USE:
    The swimmer can only wear one swimsuit (FINA Rule GR 5.3).

    i. SWIMSUITS TO BE SUBMITTED:
    All swimsuits to be used during the period of application shall be submitted, even if previously approved. The only submission deadline under these rules is March 31, 2009.

    j. APPROVAL:
    Approvals issued under these rules remain valid until December 31, 2009. Manufacturers must indicate the approval on the product in use through a method to be implemented by FINA. The purpose is to check that the swimsuits used in competition are approved models.

    FINA also went a step further to include a "permeability value" test that will begin as of Jan. 1, 2010.

    PERMEABILITY:
    In addition to the thickness and buoyancy scientific independent tests already included in the previous requirements, FINA will define the use of non-permeable materials based on a ‘permeability value' test. The non-permeable material can only be used for a maximum 50% of the total surface of the swimsuit for full-body models. For these models, the maximum surface of non-permeable material to be used on the upper and lower part of the swimsuit shall be respectively 25% on each part. Non-permeable material shall be distinguishable.

    While the speedsuit rulings definitely took center stage at the Bureau meeting, plenty of other rulings were made on all aquatic sports. One decision that might actually have a bigger impact on the sport of swimming going forward than the speedsuit restrictions is the adoption of "underwater video judging system (used to confirm and/or overrule stroke infraction calls made on the deck)" starting with the FINA World Championships in Rome.

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    USMS
    March 26th, 2009

    U.S. Masters Swimming’s official interpretation of Swimwear rule 102.14:

    NOTICE TO ALL U. S. MASTERS SWIMMING MEMBERS

    In light of new swimsuit testing and approval being conducted by FINA according to its recent “Dubai Charter”, the following is U.S. Masters Swimming’s official interpretation of Swimwear rule 102.14:

    #1. NEW U.S.M.S. SWIMWEAR INTERPRETATION
    FINA approval or rejection of new swimwear introduced after September 30, 2007, will be accepted by U.S. Masters Swimming for U.S.M.S. sanctioned and recognized competition. The following interpretation regarding the use of two suits during competition is effective immediately. This interpretation conforms to the recent interpretations issued by FINA (03/15/09) and USA Swimming (03/18/09).

    #2. NEW U.S.M.S. SWIMWEAR INTERPRETATION
    For purposes of Article 102.14 of U.S. Masters Swimming Rules of Competition,
    Swimwear, the use of more than one suit at a time during any U.S.M.S. sanctioned or recognized competition is prohibited.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

    1. Question: Can I wear a regular racing suit that is not a body suit?
    Answer: Yes, suits introduced prior to September 30, 2007, are legal for U.S.M.S. competition.

    2. Question: Can I wear my LZR at nationals in May?
    Answer: At this point questions about suits (those introduced after September 30, 2007) for nationals cannot be answered because the new list of FINA-approved suits has not been published nor is there a set date for publication of that list by FINA. Until FINA publishes the new list of approved suits, the current status of approved or rejected suits is in effect; therefore, your LZR is currently approved for competition until the new FINA list is published. However, should U.S.M.S. officially receive information that any
    of currently marketed suits introduced after September 30, 2007, have been rejected by FINA, those suits will no longer be considered legal.

    3. Question: Why can’t questions about suits for nationals be answered now?
    Answer: According to the Dubai Charter (published by FINA 03/15/09), manufacturers must resubmit their suits for approval by March 31, 2009. The suits will be retested under a new system for buoyancy (no more than 1 Newton), material (no thicker than 1 mm), and construction (no trapping of air), just to mention a few criteria. At the point of publication by FINA of newly approved suits, the questions about legal suits for nationals can be answered.

    4. Question: How will this impact Masters competitors?
    Answer: That LZR, TYR, or Blueseventy suit you bought after September 30, 2007, is legal at this moment, but it could be illegal after the new FINA-approved swimsuit list is published. Regardless of the new list, that old Fastskin that you have will be legal since it was introduced prior to September 30, 2007.

    5. Question: My coach is forcing me to swim the 1650 Free as a training swim. Can I wear a drag suit over my jammers?
    Answer: No. Although wearing an extra drag suit may not be perceived as having an advantage, the interpretation is that only one swimsuit is permitted.

    6. Question: Does “one suit for competition” mean I can only wear one suit for the whole meet?
    Answer: No. You can change suits during the meet, but you can only wear one suit at a time. This restriction applies only to the actual races (competition). You can wear more than one suit during warm-up and warm-down. This restriction applies to all types, makes, and models of swim suits, but it is not intended to apply to athletic supporters or modesty type wear (a single pair of “briefs” or “bikini bottoms or top” or a sports bra worn to ensure modesty and privacy).

    Feel free to contact me with any questions.
    Kathy Casey, Chair,
    U.S. Masters Swimming Rules Committee
    rules@usms.org

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    Tue May 19th, 2009
    FINA


    FINA 2009 List of Approved Swimsuits

    The FINA Commission in charge of the swimwear approval, formed by representatives of the FINA Executive, FINA Technical Swimming Committee, FINA Coaches Commission, FINA Athletes Commission, and FINA Legal Councillor had a meeting on May 18, 2009 in Lausanne (SUI) and after reviewing 348 swimsuits from 21 manufacturers forwarded its proposal to the FINA Executive, who decided or approved the following swimsuits models (this list is valid until December 31, 2009):

    Adidas Techfit
    Powerweb S8140602BJ B85779 full
    TechfitPowerweb S8140603BJ B85777SL full
    TechfitPowerweb S8140609BJ B85762 full - knee
    TechfitPowerweb S8140607BJ B85768 pants - long
    TechfitPowerweb S8140606BJ B85771 pants - short

    Agon Sport L.L.C.
    2009 full - knee
    2009 pants - long
    2009 pants - short

    Akron SRL
    Halifax Allison full
    Halifax Buster full
    Halifax Ark pants - long

    Arena Italia S.p.A.
    Powerskin 2512450 full
    Powerskin 2512850 full
    Powerskin 2512550 full
    Powerskin 2710650 pants - long
    Powerskin 2906850 classic
    Powerskin 2710550 pants-short
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522850 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522750 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522650 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786650 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522550 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522450 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786250 pants- long
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786550 pants-short
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525650 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525450 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525350 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525750 full - knee
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525550 full - knee
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2790050 pants - long
    Powerskin X-treme 2513850 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2514350 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2513950 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2513750 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2514450 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2514250 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2731750 pants - long
    Powerskin X-treme 2925450 classic
    Powerskin X-treme 2737650 pants-short

    Asics Corporation
    TIL ALS503 full
    TIL ALS505 full
    TIL AMA503 pants - long
    TIL AMA502 pants - short
    TIL ALS502 pants - short
    TIL ALS500 classic
    TIL ALS504 classic
    TIL AMA501 classic
    TIL ALS501 classic
    TIL - Cloth AMX964-4 full
    TIL - Cloth ALX964-5 full
    TIL - Cloth ALX964-6 full
    TIL - Cloth AMX964-3 pants - long
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA515 full
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS515 full
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA516 pants - long
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA511 inner tights
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS511 inner tights
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA510 inner top
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS510 inner top
    TIL + AMX1087 full
    TIL + AMX1087-2 full
    TIL + AMX1087 full
    TIL + AMX1098 full
    TIL + AMX1086 full
    TIL + AMX1085 full
    TIL + ALX1085-2 full
    TIL + ALX1085 full
    TIL + ALX1086 full
    TIL + ALX1098 full
    TIL + AMX1088 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1088-2 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1088 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1083 classic
    TIL + ALX1083 classic

    Descente LTD
    III jan09 full
    III jan09 full
    III jan09 full
    III jan09 full - knee
    III jan09 pants - long
    III jan09 pants - short
    IV jan09 full
    IV jan09 full
    IV jan09 full
    IV jan09 full - knee
    IV jan09 pants - long
    IV jan09 pants - short
    I mar09 full
    I mar09 pants - long
    I mar09 full
    I mar09 full
    I mar09 classic
    I mar09 full - knee
    I mar09 classic
    I mar09 pants - short
    III mar09 full
    III mar09 full
    III mar09 full
    III mar09 full - knee
    III mar09 pants - long
    III mar09 pants - short
    III mar09 classic

    Diana Sport
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 232M SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 250W SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 251W SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 233M SA full - knee
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 253W SA full - knee
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 230M SA pants - long
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 202M full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 210W full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 221W full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 203M full - knee
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 213W full - knee
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 200M pants - long
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 201M pants - short
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 219W classic

    Finis Inc.
    Amphibian pants - long
    Amphibian ATS8-LTM28 pants - long
    Amphibian ATS8-JM28 pants - short
    Amphibian Long John ATS8-LJM32 full
    Amphibian Long John ATS8-LJF30 full
    Amphibian Short John ATS8-SJM31 full - knee
    Amphibian Short John ATS8-SJF30 full - knee
    Hydrospeed 2 Brief 1.10.131.101.28 classic
    Hydrospeed 2 Clipback 1.10.024.101.28 classic
    Hydrospeed 2 Jammer 1.10.132.101.28 pants - short
    Hydrospeed 2 Race John 1.10.025.101.28 full - knee

    Jaked
    SRL J03 full
    J03 pants - long

    Kiwami
    Kameleon
    full - knee

    Mizuno Corporation
    Accel Suits full
    Accel Suits pants - long
    Swimsuit A 85RB-100 full
    Swimsuit A 85RB-101 full
    Swimsuit A 85OB-100 full
    Swimsuit A 85OB-110
    Swimsuit A 85OB-111 full
    Swimsuit A 85RB-10009 full
    Swimsuit A 85RD-100 pants - short
    Swimsuit A 85RC-100 pants - long
    Water gene 85RB-850 full
    Water gene 85OB-850 full
    Water gene 85OB-851 full
    Water gene 85OC-850 full - knee
    Water gene 85OD-850 pants - long
    Water gene 85RC-850
    Water gene 85RD-850

    Orca
    RS1 full - knee
    RS1 full - knee

    Rocket Science Sports
    Rocket Light classic
    Rocket Light
    Rocket Sprinter
    Rocket Sprinter
    Rocket Trainer classic
    Rocket Trainer
    Swimskin Suit Sleveless full

    Sailfish
    GmbH Sailfish furious full - knee
    Sailfish furious long full

    Speedo
    Flying Fish body no arms 8-05887 full
    Flying Fish Body no arms 8-05889 full
    Flying Fish Brief 8-05892 classic
    Flying Fish Jammer 8-05891 pants - short
    Flying Fish Legskin 8-05890 pants - long
    Flying Fish recordbreaker bodyskin 8-05886 full
    Flying Fish recordbreaker kneeskin 8-05885 full - knee
    Flying Fish strikeback 8-05888 classic
    LZR Racer Pro Body Skin No Arms full
    LZR Racer Pro Body Skin No Arms full
    LZR Racer Pro Jammer pants - short
    LZR Racer Pro Leg Skin pants - long
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker classic
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker Body full
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker Knee Skin full - knee
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full - knee
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 pants - long
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 pants-short
    Fastskin Pro 8 008093218 pants - short
    Fastskin Pro 8 008133218 full
    Fastskin Pro 8 008153218 classic
    Fastskin Pro 8 008143218 full - knee
    Fastskin Pro 8 008053218 full
    Aquablade 8 205157031 classic
    Aquablade 10 072 7031 classic
    Aquablade 8 101077031 pants - short
    Fastskin 8 100090001 pants - short
    Fastskin 8 100080001 pants - long
    Fastskin 8 202230001 full - knee

    Sports Hig
    F-09 full
    M-12 pants- long
    M-01A pants- long
    M-10 pants- long
    M-08 pants- long

    Tyr Sports Inc.
    A12 full
    A7 full
    A10 full

    Yamamotohokosyo Corporation
    YH-M-F pants - long
    YH-M-F2 pants - long

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    Letters from Rob Butcher & Rob Copeland
    Plus the USA Swimming Statement on May 19, 2009 FINA Ruling


    Dear USMS Membership,

    The Executive Committee met this week and discussed the recent FINA news release. USMS does abide by FINA policies however we recognize that there is much confusion with interrupting and applying the FINA release. In response and until further suit policy clarification is provided by FINA, USMS Board President Rob Copeland issued the following statement. Additionally, the USMS Rules Committee will be meeting on May 31st as they monitor the situation, any new information made available, and the implications it could have on USMS sanctioned events.

    Rob Butcher
    Executive Director


    To: Kathy Kasey, Rules Committee Chair
    Marcia Cleveland, Long Distance Committee Chair

    Date: May 20, 2009

    At this point in time no suits should be listed as banned by U.S. Masters Swimming for pool or open water swimming.

    While FINA has listed the 202 approved swimsuits, FINA has NOT listed the 10 suits that have been “rejected for not passing the tests of buoyancy and/or thickness” or made a ruling on the “136 swimsuits to be modified in accordance with “Dubai Charter”." Until FINA provides the definitive list of banned swimsuits and specific actions on the 136, we should not report any suit as banned in a USMS sanctioned event.

    If you hear anything from FINA in contradiction to this statement, please inform me as soon as possible.

    list of FINA approved suits

    FINA press release

    Rob Copeland
    President - United States Masters Swimming



    USA Swimming Statement on May 19, 2009 FINA Ruling (5/20/2009)

    FINA released its list of approved swimsuits on May 19, 2009, which included 202 suits approved for competition. The list can be viewed on FINA’s Web site.

    USA Swimming will follow the FINA ruling made Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland. As the World Governing Body for our sport, we rely on FINA to provide adequate testing and judgment on which suits can and cannot be used in competition. Certainly, such legislation has an effect on our more than 2,800 club teams and the athletes they represent. We want to assure our membership that we are reviewing the recent legislation and will soon provide an update on how this might affect swimming at the club level. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide complete and accurate information on this topic.

    USA Swimming has not yet taken any action with respect to the published list of approved suits and will not do so until after the Rules & Regulations Committee meeting scheduled for May 29-30. Following that meeting, a formal announcement will be made regarding how the approved list will affect USA Swimming and its rules & regulations.

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    USA Swimming amends rules regarding swimsuits (6/1/2009)

    Following the ruling by FINA on May 19, 2009, regarding approval of swimsuits for international competition, USA Swimming’s Rules and Regulations Committee has announced an amendment to rule 102.9, covering swimsuits at USA Swimming competitions. The committee has also outlined specific rules applying to swimsuits allowed at the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships and World Championship Trials and 2009 Open Water Word Championship Trials. These amendments are designed to provide consistency with the rules as established by FINA.

    Effective June 1, 2009, swimmers competing in USA Swimming-sanctioned or approved competitions will be governed by the following rules.

    Only swimwear approved by FINA, as reflected on its published list of approved swimwear, may be worn in any USA Swimming sanctioned or approved competition.

    Additionally, since the FINA-approved list only addresses “new model” swimsuits submitted by swimsuit manufacturers, swimmers will, until otherwise directed by FINA, also be able to wear traditional swimsuits provided the suits meet the following criteria:

    1. For female swimmers, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulders or past the pelvis, and

    2. For male swimmers, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel or below the knees.

    There are currently 202 suits on the FINA-approved list. If and when FINA approves additional suits, those suits will also be allowed in USA Swimming competition.

    At the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships and World Championship Trials, and the 2009 Open Water World Championship Trials, the following rules apply, in addition to the above.

    Only those permitted swimsuit models that are available to all competitors may be used. To avoid confusion, availability is defined as follows:

    1. The swimsuit manufacturer is present at the event with its approved swimsuits available for all competitors on a purchase, loan, give-away or other basis, or

    2. The swimsuit manufacturer has provided to USA Swimming a written representation in the form requested by USA Swimming, that its approved swimsuit will be made available before July 7, 2009 to all World Championship Trials competitors and before June 14, 2009 to all Open Water World Championship Trials competitors on a purchase, loan, or giveaway basis through retail stores, the internet, or other means.

    USA Swimming will publish a list of swimsuit manufacturers who have made this representation once they are received. Competitors may rely on this list as approval to wear a particular swimsuit model at either event.

    The full text of the above rules, as well as the list of 202 FINA-approved suits can be found here. Any questions or comments regarding this ammendment should be sent to comments@usaswimming.org.



    NOTICE TO ALL U. S. MASTERS SWIMMING MEMBERS

    The following U.S. Masters Swimming’s official interpretation of Swimwear rule 102.14 was published March 26, 2009. These USMS interpretations have not changed and will remain in place until further notice. While USA Swimming chose to modify their rules, U.S. Masters Swimming has chosen to maintain its rules and interpretation until FINA has completed its processes and informed us of its interpretation as it applies to Masters Swimming. While our policy remains unchanged during this interim period, there is new information in the questions and answers following the interpretations.

    #1. USMS SWIMWEAR INTERPRETATION
    FINA approval or rejection of new swimsuits introduced after September 30, 2007, will be accepted by U.S. Masters Swimming for USMS sanctioned and recognized competition.
    The following interpretation regarding the use of two suits during competition was also published March 26, 2009.

    #2. USMS SWIMWEAR INTERPRETATION
    For purposes of Article 102.14 of U.S. Masters Swimming Rules of Competition, Swimwear, the use of more than one swimsuit at a time during any USMS sanctioned or recognized competition is prohibited.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

    1. Question: Can I wear a regular racing suit that is not a body suit?
    Answer: Yes, suits introduced prior to September 30, 2007, are legal for U.S.M.S. competition.

    2. Question: Can I still wear my LZR or TYR Tracer at meets including long course meters meets?
    Answer: Yes, because at least some of the LZR and the TYR Tracer models are on the new list of FINA-approved suits that was published May 19, 2009, and none of these suits are on the not-approved list. All LZR and TYR suits are legal at least until the retesting is completed. (We have not seen the official list of suits being retested, so we don’t know if there are models of these suits included.)

    3. Question: Why don’t I see the new suit I bought on the new list of FINA-approved suits?
    Answer: There are 136 suits that are currently being retested by FINA. The target date for those results is June 19, 2009. The suits are being retested under the new system for buoyancy (no more than 1 Newton), material (no thicker than 1 mm), and construction (no trapping of air), just to mention a few criteria. At the point of publication of those results, the USMS Rules Committee will consider those test results.

    4. Question: How will this impact Masters competitors?
    Answer: That suit you bought after September 30, 2007, is legal at this moment, but it could be reconsidered by the USMS Rules Committee after the next FINA-approved swimsuit list is published. Regardless of the upcoming new list, that old Fastskin or similar suit that you have will be legal since it was introduced prior to September 30, 2007.

    5. Question: My coach is forcing me to swim the 1650 Free as a training swim. Can I wear a drag suit over my jammers?
    Answer: No. Although wearing an extra drag suit may not be perceived as having an advantage, the interpretation is that only one swimsuit is permitted.

    6. Question: Does “one suit for competition” mean I can only wear one suit for the whole meet?
    Answer: No. You can change suits during the meet, but you can only wear one suit at a time. This restriction applies only to the actual races (competition). You can wear more than one suit during warm-up and warm-down. This restriction applies to all types, makes, and models of swim suits, but it is not intended to apply to athletic supporters or modesty type wear (a single pair of “briefs” or “bikini bottoms or top” or a sports bra worn to ensure modesty and privacy).

    Feel free to contact me with any questions.
    Kathy Casey, Chair
    U.S. Masters Swimming Rules Committee
    rules@usms.org

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    PR46 - FINA Executive Meeting / Swimsuits

    FINA Executive held a meeting in Lausanne Switzerland on June 19, 2009 to consider the swimsuits approvals under the transitory regulations in accordance with the Dubai Charter.

    The Executive reviewed the recommendations of the Swimsuit Commission issued on June 18, 2009 in connection with the swimsuits subject to re-examination further to the first Commission Meeting on May 19, 2009.


    The Manufacturers have re-presented their swimsuits with modifications. In certain cases, the Manufacturers have submitted arguments regarding the fact the construction or material of their swimsuits would not create air trapping effects.

    The Executive approved the swimsuits as per attached list.

    Regarding the application of the criteria, the Executive found that the evidence of “in use” air trapping effect is complex and that it would require considerable time to create and implement comprehensive control mechanisms and test methods which would permit to establish the effect with absolute certainty in connection with particular swimsuits. In a transitory period where the industry had little time to anticipate the requirements, it is also important to take into account that the outcome of the approval process can have substantial impact on existing production and stocks. Therefore, in cases where there was a reasonable doubt as to the effect, such doubt had to be taken into account in the decision concerning the respective swimsuits.

    To secure a level-playing field, the swimsuits approved will be available to all swimmers at the World Championships in Rome.

    The approved swimsuits will be labelled and will be checked in Rome prior to competition.

    The rules regarding shape, use of only one swimsuit and no taping will be strictly applied and controlled in the first call room.

    FINA will continue the process of controlling the evolution of swimsuits and will issue new rules including new criteria for 2010.

    Adidas
    TechfitPowerweb S8140608BJ B85765 full
    Hydrofoil F9140004 full
    Hydrofoil F9140003 full

    Arena Italia S.p.A.
    Powerskin X–Glide Modified full
    Powerskin X–Glide Modified full
    Powerskin X–Glide Modified full
    Powerskin X-Glide Modified full
    Powerskin X-Glide Modified full
    Powerskin X-Glide Modified pants- long

    Asics Corporation
    TIL 2009 III OSAM562 full
    TIL 2009 III OSAL591 full
    TIL 2009 III OSAL562 full
    TIL 2009 III OSAM552 pants - long
    TIL 2009 III OSAL601 classic
    TIL 2009 IV OSAM562 full
    TIL 2009 IV OSAL591 full
    TIL 2009 IV OSAL562 full
    TIL 2009 IV OSAM552 pants - long
    TIL 2009 IV OSAL601 classic

    Blueseventy Ltd
    Nero Seamless Bodyskin full
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    PR59 - FINA BUREAU MEETING

    The FINA Bureau met today in Rome (ITA) and approved the final list of FINA Commissions and Committees for the period 2009-2013. For each of the technical committees of the five FINA aquatic disciplines, the number of members was increased from 12 to 15. This new composition is aimed at supporting the development of FINA sports in the five continents and is due to the improvement of the number of affiliated FINA National Federations worldwide, which is actually of 201.

    These new technical committees will meet before the end of the year to establish their four - year plan of activities, to be presented at the next FINA Bureau meeting on January 15-16, 2010 in Bangkok (THA).

    Moreover, the Bureau reconfirmed its position in relation with the requirements for swimwear approval, reinforcing the decision of the Congress on July 24, 2009. These rules include the following conditions for swimwear approval:

    Surface covered:
    Men swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knee and for women shall not cover the neck or extend past the shoulders nor shall extend below the knee.

    Type of material:
    The material used for swimsuits can be only "Textile Fabric(s)" defined for the purpose of these rules as material consisting of, natural and/or synthetic, individual and non consolidated yarns used to constitute a fabric by weaving, knitting, and/or braiding.

    Surface treatment of the textile fabric:
    Any material added on to the surface of the textile fabric (e.g. coating, printing, impregnation) shall not close the original open mesh structure of the base textile fabric. The treated material shall further comply with all requirements in particular in regard to thickness, permeability and flexibility. This part of the rule does not apply to logos and labels. This applies to both the manufacturing level and the actual use of the swimsuit.

    Flexibility:
    the material shall be flexible and soft-folding.

    Regular flat material:
    The material shall be regular and flat. The material shall not form outstanding shapes or structures, such as scales.

    Outside application:
    No outside application shall be added on the material.

    Variety of materials:
    Different materials may be used in one swimsuit provided they are textile fabrics as defined above and they comply with all other criteria including notably thickness and permeability (measures to apply to total layers). Combination of materials shall further not create outstanding shape(s) or structure(s). Layered materials must be completely attached/bound/stuck together except where required to protect sensitive parts ("privacy layers").

    Thickness:
    The material used shall have a maximum thickness of 0.8mm. It is clarified that this maximum thickness does not apply to seams as far as they are functional and their thickness and width result from their natural function.

    Buoyancy:
    The swimsuit shall not have a buoyancy effect above 0.5 Newton measured after application of vacuum.

    Permeability:
    Material(s) used must have at any point a permeability value of more than 80 l/m2/second. Permeability values are measured on material with a standard multidirectional stretch of 25 %. However, measure on material which cannot be significantly stretched will be effected on unstreched flattened material.

    Construction:
    No zippers or other fastening system is allowed. Seams shall be limited to functional systems and shall not create outside shapes.

    External stimulation or influence:
    Swimsuits which include any system providing external stimulation or influence of any type, including pain reduction, chemical/medical substance release, electro-stimulation etc. are prohibited.

    Consistency:
    Swimsuits effectively manufactured and used shall correspond to and be fully consistent with submitted samples. Any modification before use (including impregnation) is prohibited.

    Customisation:
    There shall be no variation/modification for individual swimmers from the models corresponding to the samples submitted for approval.

    The new requirements for swimwear approval will be enforced from January 1, 2010. The list of approved swimsuits by FINA Executive on June 19, 2009 and published on the FINA website, is valid until December 31, 2009.

    Approval of swimwear in the future will be done at least 12 months before the next FINA World Championships (50m) or Olympic Games. Moreover, the manufacturers will have the responsibility of making those models available on the market (available on sale to Federations and competitors) at least six months prior to the next coming FINA World Championships or Olympic Games.

    As announced by FINA President Dr Julio Maglione, the Bureau appointed a Commission led by Prof. Jan-Anders Manson (from EPFL in Lausanne, SUI) and formed by scientific experts and an athlete’s representative to control the swimwear approval process and to monitor the development of the swimsuit industry based on the rules established by the FINA Bureau and the measurable scientific tests on buoyancy and permeability.

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    Re: Recent History of Tech Suits Rules

    Part 2

    USA Swimming Adopts Ban on Full Body Suits Oct 1

    September 21, 2009

    To: All members of USA Swimming
    From: Bruce W. Stratton, Chair, USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee

    Subject: Important new rules regarding swimsuits

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you of important rule changes relating to swimsuits worn in all USA
    Swimming sanctioned and approved competition, or in any observed swim. These new rules, which are
    effective October 1, 2009, significantly change the types of swimsuits which may be worn in competition.
    In July, 2009, FINA, the international governing body for the sport of swimming, adopted new rules effective
    January 1, 2010, which specify the design and construction of swimsuits which may be used in competition.
    USA Swimming, as the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, has a long
    standing policy of following rules established by FINA. Accordingly, the USA Swimming Rules &
    Regulations Committee changed USA Swimming’s rules to conform to those of FINA. However, the USA
    Swimming House of Delegates subsequently passed a motion making these new swimsuit rules effective on
    October 1, 2009, three months earlier than the FINA effective date.
    Attached are the amended rules relating to swimwear. Also attached is a copy of the FINA press release which
    lists in detail the specifications required for the approval of swimsuits. It will be necessary to reference this
    press release as to what constitutes an approved suit.

    The new swimsuit requirements are very specific and technical in nature, but the most obvious
    restrictions/rules are as follows:

    1. Swimsuits for men may not extend above the navel or below the knee and for women may not cover
    the neck or extend past the shoulders or below the knee;

    2. Material used for swimsuits can be only textile fabric which is defined as materials consisting of
    natural and/or synthetic, individual and non-consolidated yarns used to constitute a fabric by weaving,
    knitting, and/or braiding; and

    3. No zippers or other fastening devices are allowed except for a waist tie on a brief or jammer.
    Many of the swimsuits currently being used by swimmers will no longer be allowable under the new rules and
    care should be taken when purchasing a suit to ensure it does meet the new requirements.

    If you have any questions regarding the application of these new rules, please feel free to contact me


    Sincerely,
    Bruce W. Stratton
    Chair, USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee
    (bruce@strattoncpa.com)

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    U.S. Masters Swimming issued a Statement on Swimsuits on 10/11/09

    Dear Anders,

    The FINA Masters Committee has recommended that the FINA Bureau, meeting in mid-January, approve its recommendation that Masters swimmers be governed by the same swimsuit rules as the elite pool swimmers. If the Bureau approves the committee's recommendation, it is anticipated it would go into effect after the Bureau meeting. If this recommendation becomes policy with the FINA Bureau, USMS will implement it for our sanctioned swim meets.

    For the time being and until the FINA Bureau issues its policy for Masters, the June 1, 2009 ruling that allowed technical suits in USMS swim meets is still in effect. If you choose to compete in a USA Swimming sanctioned meet, you must follow USA Swimming rules.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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    here is the list of currently approved suits for Masters, it's FINA's list as of
    June 22nd 2009


    FINA Executive held a meeting in Lausanne Switzerland on June 19, 2009 to consider the swimsuits approvals under the transitory regulations in accordance with the Dubai Charter.

    The Executive reviewed the recommendations of the Swimsuit Commission issued on June 18, 2009 in connection with the swimsuits subject to re-examination further to the first Commission Meeting on May 19, 2009.

    The Manufacturers have re-presented their swimsuits with modifications. In certain cases, the Manufacturers have submitted arguments regarding the fact the construction or material of their swimsuits would not create air trapping effects.
    The Executive approved the swimsuits as per attached list.

    Regarding the application of the criteria, the Executive found that the evidence of “in use” air trapping effect is complex and that it would require considerable time to create and implement comprehensive control mechanisms and test methods which would permit to establish the effect with absolute certainty in connection with particular swimsuits. In a transitory period where the industry had little time to anticipate the requirements, it is also important to take into account that the outcome of the approval process can have substantial impact on existing production and stocks. Therefore, in cases where there was a reasonable doubt as to the effect, such doubt had to be taken into account in the decision concerning the respective swimsuits.
    To secure a level-playing field, the swimsuits approved will be available to all swimmers at the World Championships in Rome.
    The approved swimsuits will be labelled and will be checked in Rome prior to competition.
    The rules regarding shape, use of only one swimsuit and no taping will be strictly applied and controlled in the first call room.
    FINA will continue the process of controlling the evolution of swimsuits and will issue new rules including new criteria for 2010.

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    Hammer Fit 230944 full - knee
    Hammer Leg 230941 pants - long
    Hammer Jammer 230942 pants - short
    Bullet 230901 full
    Bullet 230946 full - knee
    Bullet Leg 230902 pants - long
    Bullet Jammer 230903 pants - short
    Bullet Fit 230947 full
    Bullet Fit 230948 full - knee
    Meerval Med 227473 full - knee
    Meerval Long 227474 full
    Geep Long 227476 full
    Trigger 227193 pants - short
    Archer 227128 pants - long
    Scale 226653 classic
    Hilton 226831 classic
    Geep Med 227475 full - knee

    Okeo SRL Extreme Body Unisex full
    Extreme Pant pants - long

    Orca RS1 Swimskn full
    RS1 Swimskn full

    Orvar/Aquazone USA Renegade female classic cut racer back classic
    Renegade female classic cut zipper back classic
    Renegade female full body full
    Renegade female full body full
    Renegade female knee full - knee
    Renegade female knee full - knee
    Renegade male ankle pants - long
    Renegade male full body full
    Renegade male jammer pants - short
    Renegade male knee suit full - knee

    Speedo AQUABLADE full – knee
    AQUABLADE Bodyskin No Arms full
    AQUABLADE Bodyskin No Arms full
    Fastskin II 8 10227 3797 full
    Fastskin II 8 102484759 pants - long
    Fastskin II 8 007183798 classic
    Fastskin II 8 007194759 full
    Fastskin II 8 102264759 pants - short
    Fastskin II 8 20A974759 full - knee
    LZR Racer full
    LZR Racer full - knee
    LZR Racer Body No Arms full
    Fastskin Pro full
    Fastskin Pro full - knee
    Fastskin Pro full - knee
    Fastskin Pro pants - long
    Fastskin full
    Fastskin full
    Fastskin full – knee
    Fastskin full – knee
    Fastskin classic
    Fastskin full

    Sports Hig M-02A full
    F-06 full
    F-03A full - knee
    F-05 full - knee
    M-01 pants- long

    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light full - knee
    Tracer Light full
    Tracer Light full - knee
    Tracer Light classic
    Tracer Light pants – long
    Tracer Light pants - short
    Tracer Light classic
    Trace Rise pants - long
    Trace Rise pants - short
    Trace Rise classic
    Trace Rise full
    Trace Rise full - knee
    Tracer A7 full - knee
    Tracer A7 pants – long
    Tracer A7 pants - short
    Tracer A7 C full
    Tracer A7 full
    Tracer A7 full - knee
    Tracer A7 Flex - knee full
    Tracer A7 OW full
    Fusion full - knee
    Fusion classic
    Fusion pants - long
    Fusion pants - short
    Fusion Racer classic
    Sayonara F100 full
    Sayonara F100 full - knee
    B2 F300 full
    B4 F102 full
    B5 F201 full
    B6 F202 full
    B7 F301 full
    B10 F400 full
    B11 A14 pants - short
    B12 F103 pants - short
    B13 F500 pants - short

    Yamamotohokosyo Corporation YH-M-LONG A full
    YH-M-LONG B full
    YH-M-LONG X full
    YH-L-LONG A full
    YH-L-LONG B full
    YH-L-LONG X full

    SWIMSUITS APPROVED ON THE MAY 2009 SESSION

    Adidas TechfitPowerweb S8140602BJ B85779 full
    TechfitPowerweb S8140603BJ B85777SL full
    TechfitPowerweb S8140609BJ B85762 full - knee
    TechfitPowerweb S8140607BJ B85768 pants - long
    TechfitPowerweb S8140606BJ B85771 pants - short

    Agon Sport L.L.C. 2009 full - knee
    2009 pants - long
    2009 pants - short

    Akron SRL Halifax Allison full
    Halifax Buster full
    Halifax Ark pants - long

    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin 2512450 full
    Powerskin 2512850 full
    Powerskin 2512550 full
    Powerskin 2710650 pants - long
    Powerskin 2906850 classic
    Powerskin 2710550 pants-short
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522850 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522750 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522650 full
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786650 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522550 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2522450 full - knee
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786250 pants- long
    Powerskin R-Evolution 2786550 pants-short
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525650 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525450 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525350 full
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525750 full - knee
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2525550 full - knee
    Powerskin R-evolution + 2790050 pants - long
    Powerskin X-treme 2513850 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2514350 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2513950 full
    Powerskin X-treme 2513750 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2514450 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2514250 full - knee
    Powerskin X-treme 2731750 pants - long
    Powerskin X-treme 2925450 classic
    Powerskin X-treme 2737650 pants-short

    Asics Corporation TIL ALS503 full
    TIL ALS505 full
    TIL AMA503 pants - long
    TIL AMA502 pants - short
    TIL ALS502 pants - short
    TIL ALS500 classic
    TIL ALS504 classic
    TIL AMA501 classic
    TIL ALS501 classic
    TIL - Cloth AMX964-4 full
    TIL - Cloth ALX964-5 full
    TIL - Cloth ALX964-6 full
    TIL - Cloth AMX964-3 pants - long
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA515 full
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS515 full
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA516 pants - long
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA511 inner tights
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS511 inner tights
    TIL - Functional Layered System AMA510 inner top
    TIL - Functional Layered System ALS510 inner top
    TIL + AMX1087 full
    TIL + AMX1087-2 full
    TIL + AMX1087 full
    TIL + AMX1098 full
    TIL + AMX1086 full
    TIL + AMX1085 full
    TIL + ALX1085-2 full
    TIL + ALX1085 full
    TIL + ALX1086 full
    TIL + ALX1098 full
    TIL + AMX1088 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1088-2 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1088 pants - long
    TIL + AMX1083 classic
    TIL + ALX1083 classic

    Descente LTD Aquaforce Panel full
    Aquaforce Panel full
    Aquaforce Panel full
    Aquaforce Panel full - knee
    Aquaforce Panel pants - long
    Aquaforce Panel pants - short
    Aquaforce Lite full
    Aquaforce Lite full
    Aquaforce Lite full
    Aquaforce Lite full - knee
    Aquaforce Lite pants - long
    Aquaforce Lite pants - short
    shin_rev full
    shin_rev pants - long
    shin_rev full
    shin_rev full
    shin_rev classic
    shin_rev full - knee
    shin_rev classic
    shin_rev pants - short
    aile bleue full
    aile bleue full
    aile bleue full
    aile bleue full - knee
    aile bleue pants - long
    aile bleue pants - short
    aile bleue classic

    Diana Sport Submarine Shinning Arrow 232M SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 250W SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 251W SA full
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 233M SA full - knee
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 253W SA full - knee
    Submarine Shinning Arrow 230M SA pants - long
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 202M full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 210W full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 221W full
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 203M full - knee
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 213W full - knee
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 200M pants - long
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 201M pants - short
    Submarine Thermo Fusion 219W classic

    Finis Inc. Amphibian pants - long
    Amphibian ATS8-LTM28 pants - long
    Amphibian ATS8-JM28 pants - short
    Amphibian Long John ATS8-LJM32 full
    Amphibian Long John ATS8-LJF30 full
    Amphibian Short John ATS8-SJM31 full - knee
    Amphibian Short John ATS8-SJF30 full - knee
    Hydrospeed 2 Brief 1.10.131.101.28 classic
    Hydrospeed 2 Clipback 1.10.024.101.28 classic
    Hydrospeed 2 Jammer 1.10.132.101.28 pants - short
    Hydrospeed 2 Race John 1.10.025.101.28 full - knee

    Jaked SRL J03 full
    J03 pants - long

    Kiwami Kameleon full - knee

    Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits full
    Accel Suits pants - long
    SST 85RB-100 full
    SST 85RB-101 full
    SST 85OB-100 full
    SST 85OB-110
    SST 85OB-111 full
    SST 85RB-10009 full
    SST 85RD-100 pants - short
    SST 85RC-100 pants - long
    Water Gene 85RB-850 full
    Water Gene 85OB-850 full
    Water Gene 85OB-851 full
    Water Gene 85OC-850 full - knee
    Water Gene 85OD-850 pants - long
    Water Gene 85RC-850
    Water Gene 85RD-850

    Orca RS1 men full - knee
    RS1 women full - knee

    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light classic
    Rocket Light
    Rocket Sprinter
    Rocket Sprinter
    Rocket Trainer classic
    Rocket Trainer
    Rocket 2skin full

    Sailfish GmbH Sailfish furious full - knee
    Sailfish furious long full

    Speedo FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05887 full
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05889 full
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05892 classic
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05891 pants - short
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05890 pants - long
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05886 full
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05885 full - knee
    FastskinXT (Flying Fish) 8-05888 classic
    LZR Racer (Male BNA) 8-018030001 full
    LZR Racer (Legskin) 8-018040001 pants - long
    LZR Racer (Jammer) 8-018050001 pants - short
    LZR Racer Pro Body Skin No Arms full
    LZR Racer Pro Body Skin No Arms full
    LZR Racer Pro Jammer pants - short
    LZR Racer Pro Leg Skin pants - long
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker classic
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker Body full
    LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker Knee Skin full - knee
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 full - knee
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 pants - long
    Japanese LZR Hybrid SPE015 pants-short
    Fastskin Pro 8 008093218 pants - short
    Fastskin Pro 8 008133218 full
    Fastskin Pro 8 008153218 classic
    Fastskin Pro 8 008143218 full - knee
    Fastskin Pro 8 008053218 full
    Aquablade 8 205157031 classic
    Aquablade 10 072 7031 classic
    Aquablade 8 101077031 pants - short
    Fastskin 8 100090001 pants - short
    Fastskin 8 100080001 pants - long
    Fastskin 8 202230001 full - knee

    Sports Hig F-09 full
    M-12 pants- long
    M-01A pants- long
    M-10 pants- long
    M-08 pants- long

    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light A12 full
    Tracer Rise A10 full
    A7 full

    Yamamotohokosyo Corporation YH-M-F pants - long
    YH-M-F2 pants - long

    © 2009 Fédération Internationale de Natation

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    Wednesday, 01 July 2009
    FINA 2009 List of Approved Swimsuits

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    Swimming all the rage, thanks to suit flap

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    Monday, 04 January 2010

    FINA 2010 List of Approved Swimsuits


    Akron Diamond 117 WELS classic women

    AQUAZONE Q-gold QGOLD-FTOB classic women
    AQUAZONE Q-gold QGOLD-FTOBS classic women
    AQUAZONE R2 R2-FTOB classic women

    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A classic men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A classic women
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A pants-short men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A full-knee men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A full-knee women
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version B pants-short men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution pants-short men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution full-knee women
    Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution classic women
    Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat classic men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat pants-short men
    Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat classic women
    Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat full-knee women

    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10011 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10021 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10031 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10131 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10141 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10151 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS344 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS345 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA344 classic men
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA345 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS423 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS424 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA423 classic men
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA424 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS425 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS426 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA425 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA426 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS417 classic women
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS418 full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA417 classic men
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA418 pants-short men
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS03S classic women
    Asics Swim Wear I ALS15S full-knee women
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA03S classic men
    Asics Swim Wear I AMA15S pants-short men

    Blueseventy Nero TX Jammer pants-short men
    Blueseventy Nero TX Kneeskin full-knee women
    Blueseventy Nero TX Racer classic women

    Descente Aile bleue ARN-6009M classic men
    Descente Aquaforce 1 FAR-9508MN pants-short men
    Descente Aquaforce 2 FAR-9508MS pants-short men
    Descente Aquaforcee 1 FAR-9502WN full-knee women
    Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6012WN classic women
    Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6015N classic men
    Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6014N pants-short men
    Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6011WN full-knee women
    Descente nux-F 2 OAR-0539N classic men
    Descente nux-F 2 OAR -0534WN classic women
    Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9529MN classic men
    Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9528MN pants-short men
    Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9524WH classic women
    Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9522WN full-knee women
    Descente nux-W 2 OAR-0529MN classic men
    Descente nux-W 2 OAR-0524WHN classic women
    Descente Shin_rev ARN-8509M classic men
    Descente Shin_rev ARN-8504W classic women
    Descente Shin_rev 1 ARN-8508MN pants-short men
    Descente Shin_rev 1 ARN-8502WN full-knee women
    Descente OAR-0528M pants-short men
    Descente OAR-0522W full-knee women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-62W full-knee open back women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-63W full-knee close back women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-64W classic women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-65M pants-short men
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-66M classic men
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-52W full-knee open back women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-53W full-knee close back women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-54W classic women
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-55M pants-short men
    Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-56M classic men
    Descente New Collection PARN10F-13 pants-short men
    Descente New Collection PARN10F-68 pants-short men
    Descente New Collection PARN10F-65 classic men
    Descente New Collection PARN10F-70 classic men
    Descente New Collection PARN10F-13T pants-short men
    Descente shin_rev PARN10F-71 full-knee women
    Descente shin_rev PARN10F-66 classic women
    Descente shin_rev PARN10F-72 pants-short men
    Descente shin_rev PARN10F-73 classic men

    Diana Subamarine 213W full-knee women
    Diana Submarine 201M pants-short men
    Diana Submarine 243W full-knee women
    Diana SUBMARINE 302M classic men
    Diana SUBMARINE 306W classic women

    Engine Wingskin pants-short men
    Engine Wingskin full-knee women

    Euras GmbH NSA full-knee women
    Euras GmbH ZAOSU full-knee women

    Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Brief classic men
    Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Bladeback classic women
    Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Race John full-knee women
    Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Jammer pants-short men

    Jaked J09 SOFT full-knee women
    Jaked J11 WATER ZERO full-knee women

    Lane 4 Blue Spider pants-short men
    Lane 4 Night Spider classic women
    Lane 4 Pink Spider pants-short men
    Lane 4 Spider in Mission classic women
    Lane 4 Spider in Mission full-knee women

    Mad Wave Bodyshell full-knee women

    Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 3 pants-short men
    Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 2 classic women
    Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 1 full-knee women
    Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 4 classic men
    Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 3 pants-short men
    Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 2 classic women
    Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 1 full-knee women
    Mizuno Corporation MX pants-short men
    Mizuno Corporation MX full-knee women
    Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 4 pants-short men
    Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 3 classic women
    Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 2 full-knee women
    Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 1 full-knee women
    Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 3 pants-short men
    Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 2 classic women
    Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 1 full-knee women

    Mosconi Titanium TRIGGER pants-short men
    Mosconi Titanium TRIGGER BLACK pants-short men
    Mosconi Titanium SCALE BLACK classic women
    Mosconi Titanium GEEP BLACK full-knee women

    Nike Hydra N74190 classic women
    Nike Hydra N74204 full-knee women
    Nike Hydra N76002 classic men
    Nike Hydra TCSS0090 classic women
    Nike Hydra - Jammer N76000 pants-short men
    Nike Hydra II - brief TCSS0096 classic men
    Nike Hydra II - jammer TCSS0097 pants-short men
    Nike Hydra II - knee suit TCSS0099 full-knee women
    Nike Hydra II S TCSS0086 classic women
    Nike Hydra S TCSS0088 classic women
    Nike Swift II TCSS0094 classic women
    Nike Swift II TCSS0095 full-knee women
    Nike Swift II - brief TCSS0092 classic men
    Nike Swift II -Jammer TCSS0093 pants-short men
    Nike Swift II S TCSS0084 classic women

    Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1 pants-short men
    Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1 classic women
    Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1 full-knee women

    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light classic women
    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light SM-001-LIGHT pants-short men
    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light K SW-001-LIGHT-K full-knee women
    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Orbit SM-002-ORBIT pants-short men
    Rocket Science Sports Rocket Orbit SW-002-ORBIT classic women

    Speedo AQUABLADE Hydroshort pants-short men
    Speedo AQUABLADE Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Fastskin Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo Fastskin Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Fastskin FS II Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo Fastskin FS II Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Fastskin XT Brief classic men
    Speedo Fastskin XT Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo Fastskin XT Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Fastskin XT Record Breaker Full-knee women
    Speedo FSPro Jammer pants-short Men
    Speedo FSPro Record Breaker classic women
    Speedo FSPro Record Breaker full-knee Women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Jammer (M3) pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Brief (M5) classic men
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Aquashort (M6) pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker Kneeskin (W13) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker (W9) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker (W11) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker (W15) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Record Breaker (W17) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid Jammer (M2) pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid Record Breaker (W3) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid Record Breaker Kneeskin (W4) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT II Record Breaker Kneeskin (W7) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT II Record Breaker Kneeskin (W8) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Jammer (M4) pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker Kneeskin (W20) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker Kneeskin (W14) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker (W10) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker (W12) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker (W16) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W Record Breaker (W18) classic women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W II Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W II Record Breaker Kneeskin (W6) full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese FSPro Jammer (M1) pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese FSPro Record Breaker (W1) classic women
    Speedo Japanese LZR Pro Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo Japanese LZR Pro Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo Japanese LZR Pro Record Breaker classic women
    Speedo LZR Comp Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo LZR Comp Record Breaker classic women
    Speedo LZR Comp Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo LZR Pro Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo LZR Pro Record Breaker classic women
    Speedo LZR Pro Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite Jammer pants-short men
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker classic women
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker classic women

    Sports Hig KOZ-011 pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-018 classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-016 full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-021A pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-021N pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-028A classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-028N classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-026A full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-026N full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-051A pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-051N pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-058A classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-058N classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-056A full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-056N full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-041M pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-048M classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-046M full-knee women
    Sports Hig KOZ-801 pants-short men
    Sports Hig KOZ-803 classic women
    Sports Hig KOZ-804 full-knee women

    Turbo Ultimate Power 77215 pants-short men

    Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION pants-short men
    Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION full-knee women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer C Series classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer C Series classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer C Series classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback C Series classic Women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback SII classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback C Series classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback SII C Series full-knee women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light pants-short men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light full-knee women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series pants-short men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series full-knee women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series classic women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light C-Series full-knee women
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light C-Series pants-short men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light X-Series classic men
    Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light X-Series classic women

    Way Funky FT34M pants-short men

    Yingfa 937 full-knee women
    Yingfa 925 full-knee women
    Yingfa 9402 pants-short men

    from FINA.org

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    FINA ruling for Masters

    PR 2 - FINA Bureau Meeting in Bangkok (THA) - Main decisions

    Lausanne (SUI) January 16, 2010 – Under the presidency of Dr. Julio C. Maglione, the first 2010 FINA Bureau Meeting took place on January 14-15 in Bangkok (THA) and approved the following main decisions:

    1. After the vacancy caused by the loss of FINA Vice President Hironoshin Furuhashi in August 2009, the Bureau elected a new member from Asia, Mr. Kazuo Sano, President of the Japanese Swimming Federation. Moreover, the new Vice President for Asia will be Mr. Husain Al Musallam;

    2. Affiliation to FINA of Tonga Swimming Association. With this new Member, FINA has presently 202 National Federations worldwide;

    3. In accordance with the spirit of the resolution of the Olympic Congress in Copenhagen to preserve the autonomy of the Olympic Movement in Kuwait, the FINA Bureau by interpretation of the FINA Rule C12.12 decided to temporarily suspend the Kuwait Swimming Association from any International Aquatic Activities with the purpose to protect the Federation, their Officials, Coaches and Athletes from acts by the Kuwait Government or any governmental or other body as consequences of the constitution, law or other regulations in force in the country.

    4. Allocation of upcoming FINA events:
    - FINA Synchro World Trophy 2010 – Russia (Moscow)
    - FINA World Junior Men’s Water Polo Championships 2011 – Greece (city to be confirmed)
    - FINA World Junior Women’s Water Polo Championships 2011 – Italy (city to be confirmed)
    - FINA World Junior Diving Championships 2012 – Australia (Adelaide)
    - FINA World Masters Championships 2012 – Italy (Riccione)

    5. Swimming:
    - adoption of qualifying times for the FINA World Championships (50m pool) and unified entry system for FINA World Championships (50m, 25m and Juniors)
    - creation of the Swimming Officials School
    - approved the programme and the Rules & Regulations for the FINA Swimming World Cup for the period 2010-2013

    6. Open Water Swimming:
    - launch of a team event (one man, one woman team time trial), starting from the 2011 edition of the FINA World Championships in Shanghai (CHN)
    - creation of a FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, starting in 2012 which will replace the FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships (last edition to be held in 2010, in Roberval, Canada). The Open Water Discipline is included in the FINA World Championships Programme to be held in odd years (2011, etc).

    7. Water Polo:
    - FINA World Junior Championships will comprise of two separate events, to better follow a four year cycle: 18 years and under, in the year following the OG and 20 years and under in the year preceding the Olympic Games alternate with the Continental Championships for 17 years and under and 19 years and under.
    - new competition format for a 16-team tournament

    8. Synchronised Swimming: the Bureau decided to postpone the implementation of the Technical Routine rules for judging/scoring until the technological and operational needs arising in this new format are adressed.

    9. Press/Communication: launch from February 2010 of an improved edition of the FINA Aquatics World Magazine

    10. Anti-doping programme:
    - investigate the introduction of the “biological passport” for athletes
    - re-analysis of the samples collected in Roma with the occasion of the FINA World Championships Rome 2009 to search the presence of plasticizers
    - considering the possibility to store the samples collected during FINA World Championships for future analysis for a minimum of 8 years

    11. Coaches Commission:
    - launch of a “FINA Coaches’ Educational Programme”, as an addition to the already existing FINA Development Programme
    - establish a FINA Swimming Coaches Certification Programme and considering further extension of this programme to all FINA disciplines
    - as per the FINA Legal Commission Report the world records will stand as established in accordance with existing FINA Rules

    12. Athletes Commission:
    - election of two new members: Britta Kamrau-Corestein (GER, open water swimming) and Virginie Dedieu (FRA, synchronised swimming)
    - the proposal for an athletes’ commission representative to attend Bureau meetings (without vote) was not accepted as this will be in violation of the FINA Constitution Rules.

    13. Organisation of a “FINA World Aquatic Convention” to be held in September 2010 in Punta del Este (URU). Delegates of FINA Member Federations will be invited. An exhibition will be available for sponsors, partners and companies linked to the Aquatics World.
    The main goals of this Convention will be:
    - To establish necessary action to develop and better organise our present 202 National Member Federations worldwide;
    - To present, together with our commercial partners, especially Television and Sponsors, FINA in the 21st century

    14. Swimwear: - Open Water: from June 1, 2010 Open Water Swimwear, for both Men and Women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below the ankle. All Open Water swimsuits shall comply with the FINA Criteria for Materials and Approval Procedures. Until June 2010, the 2009 models can be used in order to protect the athlete from sunburn, jellyfish etc.
    - Masters: the same swimwear regulations as per pool swimming will be applied from January 1, 2010.

    “After the memorable 13th FINA World Championships last July in Rome (ITA) and the election of the new FINA Bureau for the period 2010-2013, this Meeting here in Thailand was very important for the implementation of our future goals. Together, and acting as a team, we have already accomplished a great amount of work in the last six months, but we must continue our effort for the enhancement of the FINA image and for the benefit of our 202 National Member Federations. I leave Bangkok pretty confident in the future”, considered FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione after the meeting.

    from FINA NEWS

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE

    Due to the change in Masters swimwear rules published by FINA January 16, 2010, and pursuant to Article 601.4.8, the USMS Rules Committee and the USMS Executive Committee have approved the following emergency changes to the USMS swimwear rules. These changes are effective immediately for short course meters and long course meters competition. The changes are effective June 1, 2010 for short course yards competition. Note that the new swimwear rules no longer allow modesty/privacy wear underneath the competition suit nor zippers or fasteners of any kind except for a waist tie on a brief or jammer. The new swimwear rules will not govern the One Hour Swim being conducted January 2010.

    Changes to the swimwear rules are underlined below.

    102.14 SWIMWEAR

    102.14.1 Design—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.

    102.14.2 Swimwear shall include only a swimsuit, cap and goggles (a nose clip and ear plugs are allowed). Arm bands or leg bands shall not be regarded as parts of the swimsuit and are not allowed.

    102.14.3 In swimming competitions, the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials. Except for open water competitions, for men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knees.

    102.14.4 Only swimsuits complying with FINA swimsuit specifications may be worn in any US Masters Swimming sanctioned or recognized competition.

    102.14.5 Exemptions to the foregoing restrictions may be granted to a swimmer, on a case by case basis, by the Chair of the Rules Committee or designee. Exemptions will be granted only for conflicts due to the swimmer’s verified religious beliefs or verified medical conditions.
    A Procedures for applying for an exemption will be established by the Rules Committee and posted on the US Masters Swimming website.
    B No exemption to these restrictions will be granted for a swimsuit that will give the swimmer a competitive advantage.
    C The decision of the Rules Chair may be appealed only to the entire Rules Committee whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties.

    102.14.6 Swimmers are not permitted to wear or use any device or substance or swimsuit to help their speed, pace, buoyancy or endurance during a race (such as webbed gloves, flippers, fins, etc.). Goggles may be worn, and rubdown oil applied if not considered excessive by the Referee. Any kind of tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the Referee.

    102.14.7 Advertising—Products involving tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceuticals containing drugs banned under IOC or FINA rules may not be advertised, but the advertiser’s name only may be used. Offenders may be barred from competition until they comply with this rule.

    For any questions contact:
    Kathy Casey, Chair
    USMS Rules Committee
    rules@usms.org

    From: http://www.usms.org/rules/20100119swimsuits.pdf

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2010 United States Masters Swimming Code Of Regulations And Rules Of Competition

    102.14 Swimwear

    102.14.1 Design—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.

    102.14.2 Swimmers are not permitted to wear or use any device or substance to help their speed, pace, buoyancy or endurance during a race (such as webbed gloves, flippers, fins, etc.). Goggles may be worn, and rubdown oil applied if not considered excessive by the referee. Any kind of tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the referee.

    102.14.3 Advertising—Products involving tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceuticals
    containing drugs banned under IOC or FINA rules may not be advertised,
    but the advertiser’s name only may be used. Offenders may be barred from
    competition until they comply with this rule.

    so now Here's what's legal
    2010 Approved Womens Tech Suits

    2010 Approved Mens Tech Suits
    Last edited by ande; April 15th, 2010 at 04:03 PM.

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    WOW !! That just might be the longest list of ANYTHING I have ever see ! Thanx for the info Ande .

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    the mess expands

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    102.14.2 Swimwear shall include only a swimsuit, cap and goggles (a nose clip and ear plugs are allowed).
    What's the reasoning behind no nose clip and earplugs? I always race with earplugs and, when I didn't because I thought it might be affecting my reaction time off the blocks, I got a massive ear infection which lasted two weeks. Isn't it one of those cases that if you prove you need to wear them they will make an exception? There can hardly be any advantage gained from wearing an earplug.

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    Re: Recent History of Tech Suits Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    What's the reasoning behind no nose clip and earplugs?
    Um, the rule states that these are allowed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    102.14.3 Advertising—Products involving tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceuticals
    containing drugs banned under IOC or FINA rules may not be advertised,
    but the advertiser’s name only may be used. Offenders may be barred from
    competition until they comply with this rule.
    So, my new jammer with the slogan "Guinness is good for you" across the butt is OK if I blacken out all the words following Guinness?

    ...and, no, I don't really have a suit like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Um, the rule states that these are allowed...
    Oops! too early in the morning...I read that as disallowed.

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    Re: Recent History of Tech Suit Rules

    Wall of text crits Nova, does double damage.

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    Re: Recent History of Tech Suit Rules

    We've had many lively discussions on the Suit issues:
    (here's a few of the more popular ones)


    February 7th, 2010
    Bodysuits and masters swimming


    January 18th, 2010
    USMS final decision on tech suits for masters


    September 17th, 2009
    What should USMS do about the suits?


    July 24th, 2009
    TECHSUITS BANNED (again): AP article on FINA ruling


    July 11th, 2009
    Never saw so many Jaked's



    June 12th, 2009
    FINA says Dubai Charter doesn't apply to Masters


    May 19th, 2009
    2009 FINA Approved Suit List


    April 27th, 2009
    The Suits can stay -- but swimmers must decide !


    December 10th, 2008
    Ban the tech suits?


    November 25th, 2008
    USA Swimming proposes rule limiting suits


    March 29th, 2008
    LZR - It's Faster, but by how much ?


    February 17th, 2008
    Eamon Sullivan breaks Popov's 50m record!

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    Re: Recent History of Tech Suit Rules

    Wondering if my new/old FS I Recordbreaker Kneeskin is legal. I was going to use it for the local meets and save the new suit for Nats. I don't see it on the most current list.

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    If it has a zipper it's not legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    If it has a zipper it's not legal.
    After June 1st it isn't legal. Suits with zippers are legal for USMS only for the remainder of the spring short course yards season.

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    Thank you Ande for your post and information.

    I was confused by the zipper/fastner language and how it applied to Open Water competition. I emailed the question to USMS and then I must have accidentally deleted the reply because I couldn't find it. I put the question out here, but someone locked it....maybe it was talked about too much already or something.....but I never saw how it applied to Open Water specifically.

    Luckily those in charge subsequently posted Masters Open Water rule clarifications regarding swimsuits/legs beyond the knee and zippers. I was eager to clarify this because blue seventy nero is on sale for 100 dollars and the FS Pro legskin is on sale for less than 65 dollars. I was trying to decide if I wanted zipper or no zipper for my Nationals suit. Since zippers can be worn beyond June 2010 for open water competition I ordered blue seventy.
    It came today!

    Here is the memo: (thanks for getting this out there)

    Open Water Swimsuit Rules Clarification – February 4, 2010
    The January swimsuit ruling made by U.S. Masters Swimming applies to all USMS sanctioned and
    recognized pool events (including meets and postal events). However,
    it does not apply to open water
    events.

    The USMS Open Water swimsuit rules have not changed from 2009 and are not impacted by FINA's
    recent decisions.
    Swimwear that was approved for pool use in 2009 is still legal for USMS
    sanctioned open water events in 2010.

    The following
    rules apply to open water competition:

    303.6
    Swimwear

    303.6.1
    Swimwear shall be the same as defined in articles 102.14.1 and 102.14.7. Goggles, ear plugs,
    watches, and grease shall be allowed. The suit shall be made of a porous material.

    102.14.1
    Design- 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.

    102.14.7
    Advertising- Products involving tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceuticals containing drugs
    banned under IOC or FINA rules may not be advertised, but the advertiser's name only may be
    used. Offenders may be barred from competition until they comply with this rule.

    303.6.2
    Swim cap(s), including those made of neoprene, may be permitted. Swim caps shall be defined
    as head gear conforming to a traditional swim cap design and shall not extend to protect the neck or
    shoulders.

    303.6.3
    Wetsuits may be allowed at the discretion of the event director when the water temperature does
    not exceed 78°F. If awards are given to wetsuit competitors, they shall be awarded separately from those
    for non-wetsuit competitors. Any published results or records must clearly indicate which swimmers wore
    wetsuits.

    303.6.4
    Devices used to maintain body heat are illegal, except for those listed in articles 303.6.1, 303.6.2
    and 303.6.3.

    303.6.5
    Flotation or propulsive devices are not permitted, apart from those listed in articles 303.6.2 and
    303.6.3, except in designated events where all swimmers are using similar devices.

    303.6.6
    A wrist watch may be worn in open water competition.
    The complete list of swimwear allowable for 2010 USMS Open Water events can be found at the
    following two links:

    For any questions, contact:
    Heather Hagadorn, Chair
    USMS Long Distance Committee
    LongDistance@usms.org

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    No zipper - open back. Very old technology. No "bumps" in the front. Post aquablade, but no bells and whistles. Inocuous kneeskin. It will sink in a nano-second if thrown in the water. The only thing I can figure out is that it is so old, nobody cares.

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    Swimwear shall be the same as defined in articles 102.14.1 and 102.14.7. Goggles, ear plugs,
    watches, and grease shall be allowed. The suit shall be made of a porous material.
    I have posted on this issue before, and have never received an answer. The pool rules ended up requiring suits be made of a "textile material." I have never seen a definition of "porous material." Is the B70 Nero made of a porous material?

    From Merriam Webster:

    Main Entry: po·rous
    Pronunciation: \ˈpȯr-əs\
    Function: adjective
    Date: 14th century
    1 a : possessing or full of pores b : containing vessels <hardwood is porous>
    2 a : permeable to fluids b : permeable to outside influences
    3 : capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries>
    While it is tempting to reason that because I get wet while swimming in a B70, it must therefore be porous, it may be due to seam leakage, water entering through the stretch panels used in the chest area, or water sluicing down the neck and back. Under the rule, it is the material itself that must be porous, not the suit. I'm not at all sure that the wetsuit-like material used in the majority of the suit is porous.
    At this point in the development of our society, there is virtually no writing which has not been plagiarized at least in part from another. I read that somewhere.

    This was no boating accident.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillS View Post
    I have posted on this issue before, and have never received an answer. The pool rules ended up requiring suits be made of a "textile material." I have never seen a definition of "porous material." Is the B70 Nero made of a porous material?
    I had the same question last year. Since the same wording was in the rules last year and B70 suits were legal, my presumption is that they are still legal (for OW) unless there is a rule change.

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    Does anyone know if tech suits with sleeves will be allowed at the 2010 scy Nats?

    I remember reading something somewhere that said sleeves weren't allowed,
    might have been in the the 5/19/09 ruling.

    as an example the June 19, 2009 approved suit list allows the:

    Rocket 2skin full

    but the FINA 2009 List of Approved Swimsuits
    from Tue May 19th, 2009 reads:

    Swimskin Suit Sleveless full

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    My guess would be yes because the rule changes state that after 6/1/10 with the exception of open water competition that the suit cannot extend past the shoulders.

    102.14.3 In swimming competitions, the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials. Except for open water competitions, for men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knees.

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    Alluding to the first post in this thread, all I can say about the so called "suit technology" (and all the rules associated with it) is "What a huge can of worms"!!!
    Last edited by Dolphin 2; April 19th, 2010 at 01:08 PM.

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