January 22, 2019
NEW JERSEY SWIMMING 12 & UNDER AGE GROUP TECH SUIT RESTRICTION POLICY
- 1. Swimmers 12 years old and younger may not compete in a "Tech Suit" (i.e. Bonded, mesh seamed, or kinetic tape suits) in a New Jersey Swimming, Inc. sanctioned or approved meets.
*Age is determined by the 1st day of the meet*
- 2. Swimmers ages 12&Under may not compete in a
"Tech Suit" in a New Jersey Sanctioned or Approved
- 3. There is no "Tech Suit" restriction for swimmers age
13 & Over.
- 4. A "Tech Suit" is defined as a suit that has bonded
seams, Kinetic Tape, or Meshed Seams. A list of banned and
acceptable suits is listed below.
- 5. Rule Enforcement: Swimmers who are
wearing restricted suits will not be permitted to compete in said
suit. However, they are able to change into an
acceptable suit to swim. No extra time before their race will
be given to change suits. If there is any question about a
suit, it should be addressed to the meet referee prior to the start
of the session.
- 6. Coaches and Officials will be responsible for
monitoring the Policy. Coaches need to educate their teams
and be willing to speak up if they see a swimmer with a "Tech Suit"
at a meet. Official should have the list of restricted suits
availiable as a reference.
- 7. The following statement shall be added to all meet announcements.
"Tech Suits" are not permitted at any meet for 12 & Under swimmers. "Tech Suits" are defined as a suit that has Bonded Seams, Kinetic Tape, or Meshed Seams.
The following suit list is posted, and will be updated as needed, on the NJ Swimming Website. The suit list is constantly changing. Ultimately it is the swimmer, parent, and coach’s responsibility to adhere to the rules regardless of the suit list.
- BLUE SEVENTY: NERO, FIT, R-10
- JAKED: J12 WATER ZERO, LIMITED EDITION J11 STEEL, J11 WATER ZERO, JKATANA, JKEEL, JRUSH
- TYR: TRACER SERIES, AVICTOR, AVICTOR PRELUDE, AP12
- SPEEDO LZR X, LZR ELITE, LZR ELITE 2
- COMPRESSION NIKE SWIM NG
- ARENA CARBON SERIES (AIR, PRO, ETC)
- Adidas Adizero
- DOLFIN TITANIUM
- AQUASPHERE MP EXPRESSO
- FINIS VAPOR
- HUUB FINA TECHNICAL
Non- RESTRICTED Tech Suit List: (classic hip cut or knee skin)
- SPEEDO: AQUABLADE (male & female), POWER PLUS (female), FASTSKIN 2/FSII (male & female)
- SPEEDO: LZR PRO (male & female) -Updated!
- ARENA ST (male & female)
- TYR: FUSION 2, THRESHER
- DOLFIN: GRAPHLITE SERIES, LTF PRO SERIES, PLATINUM 2PRO