FINA Names Scientific Commission for Swimwear Approval

ROME, Italy, August 1. AS announced by the FINA Bureau, a Commission led by Prof. Jan-Anders Manson (from EPFL in Lausanne, SUI) and formed by scientific experts and an athlete's representative was appointed 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.

This Commission is formed as follows:
Chairman: Prof. Jan-Anders Manson (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, SUI)
Members: Mr. Rafael Escalas – Athletes' representative
Prof. David Pendergast (State University of New York – Buffalo) – USA
Prof. Brian Blanksby (University of Western Australia) – AUS
Associate Prof. Shigahiro Takahashi (Chukyo University) – JPN

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