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USA Swimming Releases Reference List for Allowed Swimsuits Through End of Year -- September 30, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, September 30. THE USA Swimming House of Delegates, consisting of 438 coach, official and athlete members, voted to implement new swimsuit requirements, beginning on October 1. While this earlier implementation date has created some challenges, it was put in place to both avoid interrupting our short course season and protect the integrity of our competitions in the summer of 2010.

The new swimsuit requirements are very specific and technical in nature, but deal primarily with silhouette and material of the suits.

FINA will be the ultimate judge of which materials will be acceptable. However, in an effort to provide clearer guidance to its membership, USA Swimming asked the major suit manufacturers, in good faith, to indicate which of their suits meet the specified criteria. The list of those suits is below.


Please note, none of these suits should be considered "FINA approved" until FINA issues its list of 2010 suits. Once FINA publishes its list, some of the suits below may no longer be acceptable.

Reference List for Allowable Swimsuits

ARENA
ARENA X-FLAT
a) Woman full body short leg open back
b) Woman Normal Suit (Classic)
c) Man Jammer
d) Man Brief

ARENA POWERSKIN
a) Woman full body short leg open
b) Woman Normal Suit (Classic)
c) Man Jammer

ARENA POWERSKIN R-EVOLUTION
a) Woman full body short leg open back
b) Man Jammer

AgonSwim.com
The following styles from Agonswim.com in the fabrics Paper, Streamline, Lycra, MaxResist, PolyRidge, Speedline, Duramax, Knit Polyester, PBT and Mesh meet the requirements.

Male styles
Brief
Brief Euro
Jammer
Splice Jammer
Training suit
Training suit euro

Female styles
Freeback
Freeback Youth
Knee Length Proback
Proback
Sprintback
ThinStraps
Thin Straps Youth
ThinStraps 1X
Thin Straps 2X
U-Back
BikiniBack Top
BikiniBack Bottom

BlueSeventy
Will provide a list when it is available

Diana

The below Diana suit models have received FINA approval
Diana Submarine 201M pants-short men
Diana Submarine 213W full-knee Women
Diana Submarine 243W full-knee women

Rocket Science Sports
Part Number Name
SW-000-FU-O FU RACER - Open Back Women's
SW-000-FU-C FU RACER - Closed Back Women's
SM-000-FU-H FU RRACER - Hipster Men's
SM-000-FU-HW FU RCARER - High W Men's
SWK-001-LIGHT rocket Light K Women's
SW-001-LIGHT rocket Light Women's
SM-001-LIGHT rocket Light Men's
SW-002-ORBIT rocket ORBIT Women's
SM-002-ORBIT rocket ORBIT Men's
SW-003-FLIGHT rocket FLIGHT Women's
SM-003-FLIGHT rocket FLIGHT Men's
SMB-002 rocket BREIF Men's

Tyr
Fusion Racer (Style#RFUS6) 2006 Male
Fusion Jammer (Style#SFUS6) 2006 Male
Fusion Aeroback (Style#AFUS6) 2006 Female
Fusion Aeroback Short John (Style#ASFU5) 2006 Female
Tracer Light Racer (Style#TLRA6) 2007 Male
Tracer Light Aeroback (Style#TLAB6) 2007 Female
Tracer Light Aeroback Short John (Style#TLSJ6A) 2007 Female

Speedo
Speedo believes the following championship suits meet the criteria listed by USA Swimming.

Speedo Fastskin FS Pro
Female Recordbreaker, Style #7190803
Female Kneeskin, Style #7190102
Male Jammer, Style #7050170

Speedo Fastskin FSII
Female Recordbreaker, Adult Style #7190142, Youth Style #7190141
Male Jammer, Adult Style #7050154, Youth Style #7050153
Male Brief, Adult Style #7055001

Speedo Aquablade
Female Recordbreaker, Adult Style #719040, Youth Style #719039
Male Jammer, Adult Style #705966, Youth Style #705965
Male Brief, Adult #705032, Youth Style #705031

Please note, this list is not all-inclusive. Until such time as FINA publishes its list, swimsuits meeting the below criteria, should also be considered acceptable.

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. No zippers or other fastening devices are allowed except for a waist tie on a brief or jammer; and

3. Suits must be of textile material and must not be made of any rubberized type of material such as polyurethane or neoprene.

If you have additional questions, please email comments@usaswimming.org.

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September 30, 2009 Listen, its not through the end of the year. Its only until FINA publish its list. This list maybe published at the end of December, or sometime between now and January. If someone buys one of these suits, it may not be legal when FINA's list comes out. So, it'll be wasted money. USA Swimming just can't make a decision that will benefit anyone but their fight against the ban suits. Between now and whenever FINA comes out with "The List", the suits are in "Limbo" and your money may just go down the drain!
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