The Washington Post’s swim site,, put out an article today about how the current suit debacle is affecting Masters swimming that quotes one of my favorite subject matter experts… me :)

When asked if I knew what the FINA Masters Technical Committee would decide I had this to say:

“I have no idea what those guys are going to do,” said Rob Dumouchel, who blogs about masters swimming at “And this is probably the first time anybody’s interested in what they decide. People want a clearly defined standard … People just need to know dates and rules.” [Link]

When you stop and think about it, does anyone even know who is on the FINA Masters Technical Committee? When’s the last time they made any kind of major decision? Whatever goes down at that meeting I hope it gets disseminated quickly and clearly so that there is no mistaking what the standard is or when it goes into effect. I have plenty of faith in USMS to do right by their membership, but I’m not quite as sure FINA is going to make it easy for USMS to figure out what they are trying to say.

I’ll keep the blog updated with any news if/when it is announced!

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