Swim Cap Rules

The following are main points regarding swim cap rules gleaned from the two leading swim competition bodies that govern the sport of swimming in the US, which are USA Swimming, and FINA. For the official detailed swim cap rules see: USA Swimming Rulebook and FINA Swim Rules and Regulations. At the end are a few swim cap rules for channel swimming, courtesy of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation.

Competition Swim Cap Rules

FINA (GR 5.1):

Advertising (GR 6.1):

Only FINA-approved advertising logos are permitted on swim caps, as established in the Bylaws (BL7.1.2) that state that swim caps may contain:

USA Swimming (Swimwear 102.8 - p. 33)

Water Polo Swim Cap Rules


Swim Cap Rules for Channel Swimming

Rules are from the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation.

The rules include the following main points:

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