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British Swimming and ASA statement on Carbon Pro swimsuits

9th May 2013

Following concern over the use of Carbon Pro swimsuits in major competitions, British Swimming and the ASA have released this joint statement.

British Swimming and the ASA advise officials that FINA bylaw BL 8.1 only applies to Olympic Games and FINA events.

A suit check will only be made if a World or European record is being claimed.

There is no requirement for officials to check that costumes are on the approved FINA list.

Bylaws BL 8.2 and BL 8.3 cover our requirement for design and material.

A suit check will only be made if a World or European record is being claimed.

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