Dress code and Uniform Policy for Practice and Swim Meets 

The Stingrays practice dress code lines up with what is allowed at swim meets per USA Swimming regulations (please reference Rule 102.8 for the full description of what is allowed). Our goal is to prepare our swimmers for success in practice and at swim meets by getting them comfortable with the swimming attire that they will be wearing at meets. The policy is as follows:  


Swimmers must wear USA Swimming-compliant swimwear during competitions and practice. USA Swimming defines "swimwear" as only a swimsuit, cap, and goggles.  


Swimsuit: We are adopting the USA Swimming regulation for swimwear in competitions: "For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knee." Swim shirts or sleeved swimsuits are not permitted. Technical suits are not allowed for 12-and-under swimmers. 


Caps: Swimmers with hair that touches the collar of a shirt must wear a swim cap. Swimmers may not wear more than two caps.  


Goggles: Swimmers must wear goggles. A scuba or snorkel mask is not allowed as an alternative.  



Dryland practices: Athletes must come to dryland practice in athletic apparel (consisting of a top and bottom) and closed-toe athletic shoes. Exposed undergarments, including sports bras and swimsuits, are not acceptable. 



  • Precompetition Team: Parents of swimmers in Group 1 and Group 2 will be notified of infractions privately.  
  • Competition Team: Swimmers in Junior and Senior groups will be notified of infractions privately. On a second infraction, parents of the swimmer will also be notified privately.  


If you have any questions or concerns about what is allowed or why, please contact the Head Coach.