Effective January 1, 2017, Southern California Swimming's House of Delegates voted unanimously to prohibit the wearing of Tech suits* in Age Group competition at committee level (BRW), invitationals, dual/tri and intrasquads.
"Tech" suits will be permitted for swimmers ages 11 & up at:
- the Winter Age Group Invitational (WAG)
- the June Age Group Invitational (JAG)
- Junior Olympics (JO) meets
Tech suits are not permitted at Pacific Committee Championships.
"Tech suits" are banned completely (all meets) for swimmers 5-10 years old.
What is a tech suit? A tech-suit is any swim suit with bonded seams, kinetic tape, and/or meshed seams.