Thursday, February 19, 2009

Swimming New Zealand Update on Swimsuit Regulations for Competitions

To SNZ Membership

We have been receiving a number of queries recently in regard to the regulations for swimsuits used in Age Group competitions. We are aware that some countries have introduced new regulations restricting the type of swimsuits that may be worn by Age Group swimmers.

Please note that Swimming New Zealand will not be making any changes to its regulations at this time.

FINA is currently considering new regulations in respect to swimsuits and has scheduled a meeting in Lausanne on February 20, 2009 inviting the swimwear manufacturers and the representatives of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee as well as FINA Athletes, Coaches and Legal Commissions to discuss the issues.

The recommendations from this meeting will be considered at the FINA Bureau meeting being held from March 12-14, 2009 in Dubai.

Once FINA publish their final rulings from this meeting, we will advise all our membership through our Website/Regions.

Mike Byrne, CEO, Swimming New Zealand

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