Swimwear rule change

07 March 2017

New swimwear guidance for competitive swimming will allow more people to participate in events across England.

The ASA Swimming Management Group were asked to consider a relaxation of Regulation 411, for individuals who as a result of either their religious beliefs or a pre-existing medical condition would like to wear a swimsuit which would otherwise be considered “Illegal” at a competitive swimming event. 

Having given consideration to the questions the Swimming Management Group have issued advice to all those involved in competitive swimming either as an event organiser, participant, technical official or volunteer. The guidance can be found here.

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