USA Swimming Ban on 12&Under Tech Suits
March 24, 2019
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
Taped and bonded seams regardless of fabric or silhouette
Woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh regardless of seams