FINA APPROVED SWIMWEAR

All swimwear used at FINA Events and Olympic Games (pool and open water swimming competitions) shall be swimwear approved by FINA in accordance with the rules and procedures set forth in the FINA Requirements for Swimwear Approval (FRSA) issued by the FINA Bureau and valid on the date of approval.

It must be also used at qualification events for FINA World Championships and the Olympic Games.

The list is published on 1st September of each year.

FINA List of Approved Swimwear

The FINA approved swimwear must also 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.

DEADLINES OF SUBMISSION 2022

  • 1st February 2022 (to be included in the new List published on September, 1 2022)
  • 1st May 2022 (to be included in the new List published on September, 1 2022)
  • 15th September 2022 (to be included in the List published on September, 1 2023)

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

According to the clause 3.2.3 of the FRSA the submissions should be done via on-line application tool. Application should be completed with all required information, including technical sketch/ drawing of submitted product.

IMPORTANT: None of applications submitted in any other form than through online application tool will be accepted, consequently will be deemed as not submitted.

If your company does not already have an account to use on-line application tool, please contact FINA office for details (e-mail: projects@fina.org).

DELIVERY OF SAMPLES:

The complete applications, printed and duly signed by applicant including respective samples and material samples, have to be received by the FINA office on or before the date of the official submission.

Applications received at the FINA office after the Submission Date will not be considered.

The samples and duly signed application forms should be sent to the FINA at:

FINA Office 
Chemin de Bellevue 24a/24b
1005 Lausanne
Switzerland.
Tel: +41 21 310 47 10

CONTRIBUTION TO ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXPERT/TESTS COST.

It is reminded that the contribution payable in regards of approval procedure is not meant to be a source of profit for FINA but have the purpose of covering the administrative and technical costs of the process, including notably the costs of testing and any required scientific research.

According to the clause 5 of the FRSA the contribution fees applicable for the submissions in 2021 are as follow:

  • Application for each model of swimsuit / wetsuit: 1000 EUR
  • Application for each model of Swimming Cap: 750 EUR
  • Application for each model of Swimming Goggle: 750 EUR
  • For each fabric/material used in construction of submitted swimsuit: 375 EUR

(for the same material used through different models it will be calculated only once)

  • For each combination used in construction of submitted swimsuit: 475 EUR

(for the same combination used through different models it will be calculated only once)

  • For each material used in construction of submitted wetsuits: 125 EUR

(for the same material used through different models it will be calculated only once)

IMPORTANT: Payment of calculated contribution on or before the submission deadline is a condition for a valid application. Applications effected without corresponding fee payment will not be considered

FINA By laws

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Find out the members of the Swimwear Approval Committee

Find out the members of the Swimwear Approval Committee

DOCUMENTS & MEMORANDUMS