FINA creates the rules, the standards and the process as to how WRs are accepted.
When I read a particular "journalist;" or more accurately, a really lousy blogger, preface world record accomplishments with phrases like: "...champion and shiny-suit world record holder, Jane Doe," it really angers me for it degrades the champion in full, it degrades FINA, the USMS, the NCAA and it degrades all of the other swimmers who followed the rules.
The photo above to the right is of Federica Pelegrini, She currently holds 4 world records, 5 European records, and 12 Italian records. FINA accepted each and every single record in all the various tech-suits she wore. However, a particular journalist will degrade that swimmer and qualify all her accomplishments. Perhaps Pellegrini will keep that in mind when this blogger's "magazine" requests an interview!