Friday, February 20, 2009

FINA Releases Proposed Ammendments for Speedsuits!


Swimming World Snippet:


Material:
  • The material used shall have a maximum thickness of 1mm;
  • When used, the material shall follow the body shape;
  • The application of different materials shall not create air trapping effects;
  • BUOYANCY: The swimsuit shall not have a buoyancy effect of more than 1 Newton (100gr)
[Link]

I am breathing a sigh of relief.

5 comments:

Joel said...

Relief? I actually was expecting you to outraged by the proposed changes. I just think that FINA played it safe and almost sided with the swim suit makers.

Tony Austin said...

I am relieved because the my suit and yours are gold.

Speedo may be in trouble and so could the TYR Tracer Rise if the combination of materials create buoyancy

John Payne said...

Hi Tony.

Just got off the phone with Dean Jackson of blueseventy. You can check his remarks here:

http://ix3sports.com/index.php?option=com_mojo&Itemid=46&p=355

Tony Austin said...

OOOps, I posted the press release before I knew it was at your site. I would have linked to you if I knew you had it up first.

John Payne said...

No worries.

Interesting times in the pool for sure.

John