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New rules for Age Group Tech Swim suits

Hello Waves,

This is an update on the usage of tech swim suits from the  Georgia LSC meeting this past weekend.  If you own or planning to purchase a tech swim suit, you NEED to read the following iormation,

 

Purpose: The Age Group Committee believes that younger, developmental swimmers should focus on developing technical proficiency, and that the widespread use of tech suits amongst those swimmers carries the risk of shifting that focus into what the swimmers are wearing instead. Furthermore, families of younger swimmers might feel pressured to provide similar suits in order to guarantee their swimmers’ competitiveness in the sport, and the increased financial burden of buying tech suits (often costly and not durable) might end up driving families of younger swimmers away from the sport.

In all Georgia Swimming Sanctioned or Approved competitions, the use of Tech Suits as defined below will NOT be allowed by any 10 & Under athletes (whether competing in age-specific or “Open” events). In addition, the use of Tech Suits will NOT be allowed in any 11 or 12-year-old events, with exception of meets determined as Championship meets in the LSC including Divisionals, State Championships, and Age Group Sectionals.

Georgia Swimming defines “Tech Suit” as any suit with bonded or meshed seams and/or kinetic tape. The LSC will publish a list of restricted suits, which shall be updated on a monthly basis, as a resource for swimmers, parents and coaches; however a suit does NOT need to be included on the list in order to be considered a restricted suit. As manufacturers often release new suits throughout the season, coaches and parents are responsible for identifying if a suit is restricted based on the previously stated description.

Meet hosts are responsible for including the above language in an appropriate section of meet information for all Approved or Sanctioned meets.

Restricted Suit List by Manufacturer as of April 21, 2018

Note: This list is being published as a resource for swimmers/parents and coaches, but a suit does NOT need to be included in this list in order to be considered a Tech Suit. ALL suits with bonded or meshed seams are considered a “Tech Suit” under Georgia Swimming’s definition, and thus restricted for 10 & Under athletes and 11 or 12-year-olds, with exception of meets determined as Championship meets by the LSC.

A3 Performance

Female Suits

Male Suits

A3 Performance Stealth Closed Back

A3 Performance Legend Powerback

A3 Performance Stealth Jammer

A3 Performance Legend Jammer

 

Adidas

Female Suits

Male Suits

Adizero XVI Breaststroke Open Back Kneeskin

Adizero XVI Freestyle Kneeskin

Adizero XVI Freestyle Kneeskin

Adizero XVI Breaststroke Jammer

Adizero XVI Freestyle Jammer

 

Aqua Sphere

Female Suits

Male Suits

Energize Kneeskin

Energize Jammer

 

Arena

Female Suits

Male Suits

Powerskin Carbon-Ultra

Powerskin Carbon pro

Powerskin Carbon Flex

Powerskin Carbon Air

Women’s Powerskin ST Limited Edition

Carbon Air Limited Edition Jammer

Powerskin Carbon Flex Jammer

Powerskin Carbon Air Jammer

Powerskin Carbon Ultra Jammer

Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Jammer

Powerskin ST 2.0 Jammer

Powerskin Carbon Flex XCE Jammer

Powerskin R-EVO Jammer

 

Blueseventy

Female Suits

Male Suits

NeroFIT Kneeskin

NeroFIT Jr. Kneeskin

NeroTX Kneeskin

R10 Kneeskin

Nero TX Jammer

NeroFIT Jammer

NeroFIT Jr. Jammer

R10 Jammer

Nero 14 Jammer

 

Dolfin

Female Suits

Male Suits

Titanium Female Knee Suit

Titanium Men’s Jammer

 

Engine

Female Suits

Male Suits

Armour Wingskin

Armour Wingskin Jammer

 

Finis

Female Suits

Male Suits

Vapor Race john

Onyx Race John

Fuse Race John

Hydrospeed 2 Race John

Fuse Bladeback

Vapor Jammer

Onyx Jammer

Fuse Jammer

 

Funkita

Female Suits

Male Suits

Apex Stealth Panel Locked Back Kneeskin

Apex Stealth Free Back Kneeskin

 

 

Funky Trunks

Female Suits

Male Suits

 

Apex Stealth Hi-Rider Jammer

Apex Performance Jammer

Apex Stealth jam-It-In Jammer

 

Hammerhead

Female Suits

Male Suits

Silver Armor Female Kneeskin

PowerGlide Female Kneeskin

Silver Armor Male Jammer

PowerGlide Male Jammer

 

Head

Female Suits

Male Suits

 

Liquid Fire Men’s Jammer

 

Huub

Female Suits

Male Suits

Welded Kneeskin

 

 

Jaked

Female Suits

Male Suits

Competition J Katana One-Piece Swimsuit

J Storm One Competition Swimsuit

J Bonded Open Back Competition Swimsuit

J05 Maxxis Competition Swimsuit

J05 Seamed Competition Swimsuit

J07 Shark Competition Swimsuit

J11 Water Zero Competition Swimsuit

J11 Steel Open Back Competition

J12 Seal Competition Swimsuit

J Keel Rock & Roll Limited Edition

J Keel Open Back

J Rush

Competition J Katana Jammer

J Storm One Competition Swimsuit

J Bonded Competition Swimsuit

J05 Maxxis Competition Swimsuit

J05 Seamed Competition Swimsuit

J07 Shark Competition Swimsuit

J11 Water Zero Competition Swimsuit

J12 Seal Competition Swimsuit

J Keel Rock & Roll Limited Edition

J Keel Jammer

J Rush Competition

 

Mizuno

Female Suits

Male Suits

 

GX-Sonic III MR Jammer

GX-Sonic III ST Jammer

 

MP Michael Phelps

Female Suits

Male Suits

Xpresso Kneeskin

Xpresso Jammer

 

Nike

Female Suits

Male Suits

NG-1 Neck to Knee

Flex LT Women’s Neck to Knee

NG-1 Jammer

 

 

Rocked Science

Female Suits

Male Suits

Women’s Rocked LIGHT2 Kneeskin

Men’s FU2 Racer Jammer

 

Speedo

Female Suits

Male Suits

LZR Elite 2 Comfort Strap Kneeskin

LZR Elite 2 Closed Back

LZR Racer Elite 2 Recordbreaker

LZR Racer Pro Recordbreaker

LZR Racer X Open Back Kneeskin

LZR Racer X Closed Back Kneeskin

LZR Racer Elite 2

LZR Racer Elite 2 High Waist Jammer

LZR Racer Pro Jammer

LZR Racer X Jammer

LZR Racer X High Waist Jammer

 

 

TYR

Female Suits

Male Suits

AP12 Women’s Credere Compression Open Back

Tracer Light Aerofit Short John

Avictor Prelude

Avictor

Thresher

Venom

Fusion Aerofit Short John 2 Kneeskin

AP 12 Men’s Credere Compression Jammer

Tracer Light Jammer

Tracer B-Series Jammer

Avictor Prelude Jammer

Thresher Jammer

Venom Jammer