Monday, July 19, 2010

FINA is playing favorites with new open water suit designs!

Apparently, FINA was going to approve open water suits at the end of July and submit their approved list but some suits have gotten their approvals early just in time for the FINA Open Water World Championships in Roberval, Canada this weekend. One suit that was approved was the Jaked while other suit manufacturers are still waiting for their approvals.

One has to ask, is this a "Speedo LZR redux" whereas some federations or countries have a distinct advantage regarding what suits they get to wear while others have to wait or beg for the opportunity to wear the suit they want to wear?

More on this coming soon.


Anonymous said...

Hey Tony:

There never seems to be a cure for incompetence.

Tony Austin said...

Do you think it is incompetence or self interest?

TedBaker said...

Never underestimate official stupidity. It's incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony:

Well..good question. We know from previous history, some of these people are not below being on a behind the scenes payroll. Right??

Tony Austin said...

I heard a rumor that a FINA board member is on the board of directors of a suit company that got approved but I don't know if it is true.

I am becoming sicken by these "private government" governing bodies though. From FINA to USA Swimming with their high-ass salaries and ineffectual child protection policies to floating point rules and "most favored manufacturer status" getting special treatment.

No wonder swimming is going back underground.