|General Swimsuit Guidelines
|The swimwear (swimsuit, cap and goggles) of all swimmers shall be in good moral taste and suitable for the individual sports discipline.
|All costumes shall be non-transparent and must conform with FINA approved standards in all respects
|In open swimming competitions the swimmer must wear swimsuit in one or two pieces which shall not extend beyond the ankles, the wrists and the neck. No additional items, like arm bands or leg bands shall be regarded as parts of a swimsuit.
|The Referee of a competition has the authority to exclude any competitor whose swimsuit does not comply with this Rule.
|From 1st April 2009 Swimwear is limited to one (1) swimsuit
|Additional Swimsuit Guidelines for Age Group Events
|All swimwear worn by competitors in Age Group Events (18 & under) conducted in NSW by Swimming NSW and any Member Associations shall be commercially available products.
|Swimwear worn by competitors in Age Group Events conducted in NSW by Swimming NSW and any Member Associations shall conform to the following design – effective 1st April 2009:
- Men’s swimwear is limited to one (1) swimsuit that covers at most the body surface from hips to knee. Swimwear may not extend above the waist or below the knees;
- Women’s swimwear is limited to one (1) swimsuit that is of “open back” and “open shoulder” designs that may extend down to the knee. Swimwear must not extend below the knees.
- Swimwear must not have a zipper or any type of fastening system.
Interpretation of GR19.1.5 and GR19.2.2 (i) and GR19.2.2 (ii)
For the purposes of these General Rules, one (1) swimsuit may include the wearing of a single pair of “briefs” or “bikini bottoms” to ensure the modesty and privacy of swimmers.