Thursday, May 21, 2009

The United States Masters Swimming statement regarding the FINA swimsuit approvals

Date: May 20, 2009

At this point in time no suits should be listed as banned by U.S. Masters Swimming for pool or open water swimming

While FINA has listed the 202 approved swimsuits, FINA has NOT listed the 10 suits that have been “rejected for not passing the tests of buoyancy and/or thickness” or made a ruling on the “136 swimsuits to be modified in accordance with “Dubai Charter”." Until FINA provides the definitive list of banned swimsuits and specific actions on the 136, we should not report any suit as banned in a USMS sanctioned event.

If you hear anything from FINA in contradiction to this statement, please inform me as soon as possible. The list of FINA approved suits can be found at: [Link]

The FINA press release can be found at: [Link]

Rob Copeland
President - United States Masters Swimming

Tracy Grilli, Membership Coordinator
U.S. Masters Swimming


Have you noticed that out of all the swimming governing bodies in the US, the USMS seems to be the only one run by rational adults?

1 comment:

Ahelee said...


Way to step up and make a statement in regard to fairness and sticking to the agreement.

Good luck B70 and any of the other parties still waiting to hear their fate from FINA.