BL 7 ADVERTISING AT FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FINA COMPETITIONS

By Laws 2009-2013

PREAMBLE: Identification in FINA Rule GR 6.1 means the normal display of the name, designation, trademark, logo or any other distinctive sign of the manufacturer of the item or of any other advertiser permitted in accordance with this rule.

BL 7.1 Advertising
Advertising identification appearing on swimwear, pool deck equipment and official’s uniforms at FINA Championships and Competitions, with exception for FINA World Masters Championships, is permitted as follows:

BL 7.1.1 Swimsuits:
• One (1) manufacturer’s logo of a maximum size of 30 square centimetres when worn. Where one-piece body suits are used, two (2) logos of the manufacturer shall be permitted, one above the waist and one below the waist of a maximum size of 30 square centimetres each when worn. These two (2) logos of the manufacturer shall not be placed immediately adjacent to each other. Where two-piece body suits are used, the two (2) logos of the manufacturer shall be placed on one part each.
• One (1) flag and one (1) country name or code of a maximum of 30 square centimetres when worn.
• One (1) sponsor’s logo of a maximum of 30 square centimetres when worn.

BL 7.1.2 Caps:
• One (1) manufacturer’s logo of a maximum of 20 square centimetres on the front.
• One (1) FINA Partner’s logo of the size decided by FINA from case to case. The side on which the Partner’s logo shall be printed will be advised by FINA.
• One (1) flag and/or country name (code) of the size of 32 square centimetres. The side on which the flag and country name (code) shall be printed will be advised by FINA.
• Athlete’s name of the size of 20 square centimetres. The athlete’s name shall be printed on the same side as the flag and country name (code).


BL 7.1.3 Goggles:
• Two (2) manufacturer logos of maximum 6 square centimetres are allowed on goggles but only on the spectacle frame or band.

BL 7.1.4 Athletes Bibs:
• The maximum size of the Bibs shall be 24 cm (width) x 20 cm (height).
• The height of the digits on the Bibs shall be no less than 6 cm and no more than 10 cm.
• The maximum height of the identification above the digits shall be 6 cm. The identification may display the name/logo of a Sponsor.
• The maximum height of the identification below the digits shall be 4 cm. The identification may display the name/logo of the Host City.
• The Bibs shall be printed in suitable colours in order to ensure maximum visibility of the digits.
• The Bibs must be worn fully visible during Athletes’ introduction and award ceremonies.


An athlete removing the Bib before being presented at the start of an event or before completion of the victory ceremony may be disqualified.


Only one FINA Sponsor may be displayed on Bibs. However, there may be one sponsor for men and another for women at the same Championships.



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Award bibs

Numbered Bibs
Numbered bibs

BL 7.1.5 Pool deck equipment
Two (2) advertising identifications of which one shall be of the manufacturer logo and the other one of the sponsor logo are permitted, with a maximum size of 40 square centimetres each when worn for any of the clothing items listed below, and a maximum size of 6 square centimetres each for any of the accessories and equipment items listed below.
Identification on clothing must be placed on the top breast side so that Bibs requested by FINA may be worn well visible below.

For upper-body clothing items only, the manufacturer’s logo (being a design mark of maximum of 8cm in width) may additionally be displayed in the form of a strip in one of the following positions:

a) around the bottom of both sleeves; or
b) centered down the outer seam of both sleeves (from the collar across the top of the shoulders down to the bottom of the sleeve).

For lower-body clothing items only, the manufacturer’s logo (being a design mark of maximum of 8cm in width) may additionally be displayed in the form of a strip centered down the outer seam of both legs (from the waistband down to the bottom of the leg).

•      T-shirt (40 square centimetres)
•      Polo shirt (40 square centimetres)
•      Casual shirt (40 square centimetres)
•      Sweat shirt (40 square centimetres)
•      Bath robe (40 square centimetres)
•      Tracksuit top (40 square centimetres)
•      Pants (40 square centimetres)
•      Shorts (40 square centimetres)
•      Skirts (40 square centimetres)
•      Windbreaker (40 square centimetres)
•      Towels (6 square centimetres)
•      Baseball caps (6 square centimetres)
•      Hats (6 square centimetres)
•      Socks (6 square centimetres)
•      Footwear (6 square centimetres)
•      Bags (not greater than 10% of the surface area of the item, to a maximum size of 60 square centimeters)

BL 7.1.6 Any advertising identifications which are not indicated in these regulations are not permitted. In the event that any clothing contravenes these regulations, the competitor must immediately remove the offending item(s) and replace it/them with clothing that complies with FINA rules. In the event that the breach is not immediately remedied the competitor may be requested to wear attire provided by the Organising Committee.

BL 7.1.7 FINA reserves the right to request Federations taking part in FINA Championships and Competitions to present any advertising identification in this rule for examination and approval of FINA prior to the event in question.