U.S. Masters Swimming Releases Statement Regarding Potential FINA Techsuit Ban Implementation

SARASOTA, Florida, October 12. U.S. Masters Swimming released a statement to all of its members and select media members regarding a potential FINA techsuit ban within Masters swimming.

Here is the statement in full for our readers:

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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