USA Swimming Tech Suit Rule effective Sept. 1, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Please be advised that as of September 1, 2020, USA Swimming rule 102.8.1.F will no longer permit any 12 and under swimmer wearing a tech suit to compete in any Local Swimming Committee (LSC) sanctioned, approved or observed meet across the country.
This USA Swimming rule will encompass all Southern California Swimming meets, including JOs, WAGs, JAGs, and other LSC and Zone championship meets.
The only exceptions will be the meets stated in the USA Swimming rule. The rule reads as follows…
USA Swimming Rule 102.8.1.F, effective Sept. 1, 2020:
F. No Technical Suits shall be worn by any 12 & Under USA Swimming athlete member in competition at any sanctioned, approved, or observed meet.
(1) Exceptions to the foregoing restriction are only for Junior Nationals, US Open, National Championships, and Olympic Trials.
(2) A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:
a. Any suit with any bonded or taped seams regardless of the fabric or silhouette; or
b. Any suit with woven fabric extending past the hips.
(Note: WOVEN FABRIC---A suit with woven fabric and sewn seams that does not extend below the hips is permitted.)