Team Swimsuit Rules and Regulations

The following are general swimsuit rules for team swim suits worn during official swim competitions in the US. As rules vary from one organization to another, please check with your local high school, college, or organization for official rules pertaining to your swim team.

High School Team Swimsuit Rules

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During a competition, swimmers may not wear more than one swimsuit, a suit that does not meet shape and style requirements, or made with zippers or a fastening system other than a waist tie for briefs or jammers.

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*Introduced to the sport of swimming in recent years, high tech swimsuits are basically suits whose construction or material fundamentally aids a swimmer's speed or buoyancy.

College Team Swimsuit Rules

The following unofficial rules are borrowed from the NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules, under Rule 3.

US Team Swimsuit Rules

The following unofficial rules are borrowed from the USA Swimming Rulebook, Article 102.8, and 701.4.

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US Open Water Swimsuit Rules

International Team Swimsuit Rules

The following unofficial rules are borrowed from *FINA Swim Rules and Regulations, General Rules, Section 5, and Swimming Rules, Section 10.8, and Open Water Rules, OWS 6.9 and 6.10.

*FINA, or Federation Internationale de Natation, is the international governing body for water competitions.



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