Picture Source: Pixdaus.com

So if you follow swimming at all, you know that that the new wave of swimsuits has been controversial. Well FINA has put out something that is being referred to as the Dubai Charter to try and get this whole thing under control.

Here’s the basics of what they decided:

  • Suit can’t cover the neck or go past the shoulders or ankles
  • Suit has to be person shaped
  • Max suit thickness is 1mm
  • Suit can’t have more than 1 newton of buoyancy (whatever that means)
  • No chemical/medical substance releasing or electronic robo suits
  • No custom built suits although tailoring for size/length appears to be ok
  • 1 suit at a time please
  • Non Permeable materials can only be used on a maximum of 50% of the suit… I don’t think they’ve fully figured out how this one is going to work though

If you want the long version you can check out more on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com or read the whole thing in pdf form here.

2 Responses to “FINA’s Dubai Charter, the Quick Version”

  1. Ahelee says:

    Ha Ha – GREAT PHOTO!

  2. Rob D says:

    I thought it was pretty awesome myself! I’ve seriously been waiting like 3 months for the right moment to use it :)