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11/Under Race Suit Rule

Swimming Victoria have a new 11/under technical swimsuit rule that came into effect from 1 July 2017. 

Athletes aged 11 years or under on the day of competition will not be permitted to wear any knee length style suit.

The rule will came into full effect on 1 September 2017. From this date athletes will automatically be disqualified if there has been an infraction of the rule.

Girls are able to wear any brand of bathers that matches the silhouette in the Suit Information Images Flyer below. Boys can wear the brief style, aqua shorts or aqua trunks. The decision to ban all types of bathers regardless of brand, style or fabric in the knee length range was to make it easier to regulate visually from a distance. We felt that is was not appropriate to place a swimmer or an official in a position where the bathers would need to be inspected at close range. 

For those that have already purchased knee length bathers or jammers that do not fit this description, they can still be worn at meets other than the Swimming Victoria Meets listed.

  1. Winter Interclub Competition
  2. Metro Short Course Competition
  3. Victorian Country SC Championships
  4. Country Optus Junior Dolphin Competition
  5. Metro Optus Junior Dolphin Compeitition
  6. Victorian Qualifying & Long Distance Meet
  7. Victorian Sprint Championships
  8. Victorian Country Championships
  9. Country All Junior Competition
  10. Metro All Junior Competition
  11. Metro LC Championships
  12. Victorian Country Inderdistrict
  13. Victorian All Schools Competition
  14. Victorian Relay Competition

 

This information is also published in our information booklets for each Swimming Victoria meet.

11/Under Suit Information Images

 

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