Please note below in relation to permitted swimwear in Open Water events
To clarify the current FINA rules concerning permitted swimwear for the disciplines of swimming, open water swimming and masters swimming in British Swimming competitions:
In addition to complying with FINA General Rule 5, the swimwear in these competitions must comply with By-Laws 8.2 and 8.3 concerning the style and material used. This does not prevent the use of a zip (or other fastening) as this is not mentioned in these provisions. British Records may be achieved. However, if a World or European Record is to be claimed then the swimwear must meet the requirements of the issuing authority. This is separate from the General Rules and By-Laws and is subject to change at any time. A list of approved swimsuits can be found on the FINA website.
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 at 09:17 by Keith Barber.