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Rules and Regulation

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 30cm² 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.
The logo has to be calculated taking into consideration the entire surface of the logo, as shown below:

                    

• One (1) sponsor’s logo of a maximum of 30cm² when worn.
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• One (1) flag and one (1) country name or code of a maximum size of 50cm2 when
worn. Repetitions of the national flag, elements thereof or, the colours of the
national flag, included as a design element of the swimsuit, shall not be
considered under this rule.

Examples:

 

 

BL 7.1.2 Swimming Caps:
• One (1) manufacturer’s logo of a maximum size of 20cm² on the front.
• One (1) flag and/or country name (code) of a maximum size of 32cm². The side
on which the flag and country name (code) shall be printed will be advised by
FINA.
• For FINA Championships one (1) FINA Partner’s logo of the size decided by FINA
on a case by case basis. The side on which the Partner’s logo shall be printed will
be advised by FINA.

 

• For FINA competition, one (1) flag and/or country name (code) of a maximum size
of 32cm² can be printed twice (meaning that the flag and country name can appear
on both sides of the cap). This to be advised by FINA whenever applicable.

• Athlete’s name of a maximum size of 20cm². The athlete’s name shall be printed
on the same side as the flag and country name (code). Printing the athletes’ name
isn’t compulsory.

• It is permissible to wear two (2) caps. Both caps must comply with the advertising rules.

BL 7.1.3 Water Polo Caps:
• One (1) country code of a maximum height of 4cm on the front side of the cap.
• One (1) manufacturer’s logo of a maximum size of 6cm² on the front, back or side
• One (1) player number of a maximum height of 10cm on both sides of the cap
• One (1) country flag of a maximum height of 4cm on the back side of the cap
• One (1) sponsor logo (at the discretion of the NF) of a maximum size of 6cm² on the back side

In addition to the above, please refer to rule WP 4.

BL 7.1.4 Goggles:
• Two (2) manufacturer logos of a maximum size of 6cm² each are allowed on goggles but only on the spectacle frame or band.

BL 7.1.5 Athletes Bibs:
• The maximum size of the Bibs shall be 24cm (width) x 20cm (height).
• The height of the digits on the Bibs shall be no less than 6cm and no more than 10cm.
• The maximum height of the identification above the digits shall be 6cm. The identification may display the name/ FINA Partner’s logo.
• The maximum height of the identification below the digits shall be 4cm. The identification may display the name/logo of the Host City and the year.
• 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.

Award & Presentation Bibs

Relay Bibs

BL 7.1.6 Pool deck equipment
• A maximum of two (2) advertising identifications of which one shall be of the manufacturer and the other one of a sponsor are permitted, with a maximum size
of 40cm² each when worn for any of the clothing items listed below, and a maximum size of 6cm² each for any of the accessories and equipment items listed below.