FINA Open Water Swimsuits

FINA Open Water Swimsuits

Today at the pre-race technical meeting for the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships, FINA distributed its latest Approved Swimsuit List to the assembled coaches and team leaders.

Nearly 500 different suits from 39 manufacturers are now on the list [see here].

With the addition of open-water-only suits to the list, FINA now has a column on the list to mark the open water suits – it has “OWS only” in red lettering.

The ten open water suits – 5 are for males and 5 for females – come from 3 manufacturers: Descente (4), Mizuno (4) and TYR (2). Of the 10, 6 are full-body suits and 4 are pants-suits for males.

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