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USA Swimming Ban on 12&Under Tech Suits

In September 2018, tech suits for 12-and-under swimmers were banned by USA Swimming. The ban takes effect in September 2020, but many LSCs are rapidly adopting the new regulation. Oregon Swimming has voted to start as soon as April 1st 2019!

Tech suits will be allowed only if the swimmer is competing in events like Junior Nationals, Pro Swim Series, National Championships, or U.S. Olympic Trials.

USA Swimming defines a tech suit as

  1. Taped and bonded seams regardless of fabric or silhouette

  2. Woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh regardless of seams

Learn more at usaswimming.org.