Note: FINA approved swimwear (as per valid list) has to be used at FINA events (including in particular FINA Championships) and Olympic Games. It also has to be used at qualification events for FINA Championships and the Olympic Games.

The FINA approved swimwear has also to be used at FINA sanctioned International events (e.g. continental championships).

Events at national level are subject to the rules issued by Member Federations of competent jurisdiction.

World records can only be homologated when achieved with FINA approved swimwear.

FINA Master events are, as a matter of principle, subject to the same. However, it is reminded that, swimsuits which comply in respect of their shapes and which evidently fulfil the other requirements in particular in respect of material: permeable open mesh textile material) can be used even if the corresponding model is not formally listed.