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�� &#x/MCI; 0 ;&#x/MCI; 0 ; &#x/MCI; 1 ;&#x/MCI; 1 ; &#x/MCI; 2 ;&#x/MCI; 2 ; &#x/MCI; 3 ;&#x/MCI; 3 ; &#x/MCI; 4 ;&#x/MCI; 4 ; &#x/MCI; 5 ;&#x/MCI; 5 ; &#x/MCI; 6 ;&#x/MCI; 6 ;FINAREQUIREMENTSFORSWIMWEARAPPROVAL(FRSA)(RegulationsvalidforswimwearapprovedwitheffectfromJanuary201FédérationInternationaleNatationAvenuel’AvantPosteLausanne,SwitzerlandTel.:+41Fax:+41www.fina.org ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016FOREWORDTheFINArequirementsforswimwearapproval("FRSA")applyswimwearusedFINAOlympicGamespoolandwaterswimmingcompetitionsandareapplicableaccordancewithFINARuleBL8.“TheFRSAaretheregulationswhichstatedescribetherequirements,principlesandproceduresforsubmissionapprovalswimwearusedtheFINAevents.TheFRSAnotregulatedirectlyissuesmarkings(team,emblems,manufacturermarkings,sponsormarkings).Sucharesubjecttheapplicationthepermittedmarkingsmayvarydependingtheevents.However,theFRSAaddressmarkings(includingalsotechnicalmarkings)connectionwiththeirpotentialrelevancefromthepointviewtheapprovalcriteria(notablythicknesspermeability).ThetexttheFINAFINALawspublishedtheofficialFINAwebsite(www.fina.org).Foreasereferenceonlythetextandcurrentlyforceprovidedexhibit ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016INDEXFOREWORDINDEXDEFINITIONSSWIMWEARSUBJECTTOAPPROVALAPPROVALPROCEDURE3.1.FINASwimwearApprovalCommittee3.2.Submission3.3.ResubmissionCRITERIA4.1.Swimsuitsforthepoolandopenwaterswimmingcompetitionswithtemperatureabove18C.4.2.Wetsuitsforopenwaterswimmingcompetitionswithwatertemperaturebelow4.3.Caps4.4.GogglesCONTRIBUTIONTOADMINISTRATIVEANDEXPERT/TESTINGCOSTSNOTICEAPPROVAL LISTAPPROVEDSWIMWEARCONSISTENCYCUSTOMISATIONEXEMPTIONFORMALAPPROVALVALIDITYTHEAPPROVALSWIMWEARUSEWITHDRAWALAPPROVALEXCLUSIONLIABILITY/INDEMNITYARBITRATIONAMENDMENTSDATEISSUEEXHIBITSCLARIFICATIONTOtheFINAREQUIREMENTSFORSWIMWEARAPPROVAL ��

2 47;FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval&#
47;FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016DEFINITIONSApplicantLegalentityapplyingforFINAapprovalsubmittedswimwear.ApplicationFormormalrequestcompletedApplicantwhileapplyingforFINAapprovalsubmittedswimwear.FINAcompetitionsPoolandopenwaterswimmingcompetitionsorganisedFINAincludingbutlimitedFINAWorldChampionships(50m),FINAWorldSwimmingChampionships(25m),FINASwimmingWorldCup,INAWorldJuniorSwimmingChampionships,FINAWorldOpenWaterSwimmingChampionships,FINAOpenWaterGrandPrix,etc.Materialphysicalmaterialusedproduceeveryelementtheswimwear.OlympicGamesSummerOlympicGamesandSummerYouthOlympicGames.Productieceswimwearcertaindesign/shape/material.ProductlineProductswhichhavesimilarconstructionandonlyvarycolour,sizeandshape.Anyvariationscolour,shapeandsizesshallleadanychangesphysicaltechnicalparametersthematerial.Theproductconsiststhebasicconstructionfeatures(suchthepositionsandnumbersseamsthedifferentsizesshapes). SampleparticularProductand/orpiecematerialusedProductconstructionswimwearbeingsubmittedfortheapprovalprocess.SubmissiondateThelastdatewhichapplicationforapprovalshallreceivedtheFINAofficeorderacceptedforapprovalprocess.SwimwearAccordingFINAruleGR5,swimwearincludesswimsuits,capsandgoggles.WetsuitForthepurposetheserules,wetsuitswimsuitmadematerialprovidingthermalinsulation.SWIMWEARSUBJECTAPPROVALtheFINARules5.4BL8.1,anyswimwearusedFINAcompetitionsandtheOlympicGamesshallcomplywiththecriteriasetforththeserulesandshallProductapprovedFINAaccordancewiththeproceduresetforthbelow.furtherspecifiedthatresultschievedothercompetitionswillonlyrecognisedWorldRecordsFINAapprovedswimwearbeenused.APPROVALPROCEDURE3.1.FINASwimwearApprovalCommitteeTheapprovalprocedureconductedCommitteethreefivemembers(SwimwearApprovalCommittee,FINASAC). TheMemberstheFINAareappointedremovedtheFINABureau.TheCommitteeMembersshallindependentfromthemanufacturers.particular,theyshallhaveanyrelationshipwithswimwearmanufacturer(whethercontractualnatureshareholderdirectindirect)havesuchduringthefiveprecedingyears.TheFINASACMembersexecuteconfidentialityundertakings.

3 PleasereferExhibit«
PleasereferExhibit«ClarificationtheFINARequirementsforswimwearapproval»clause1.1PleasereferExhibit«ClarificationtheFINARequirementsforswimwearapproval»clause1.2ApplicantmustmakesurethatitsapplicationeffectivelyreceivedtheFINAOfficethelatestthesubmissiondate;Thecompleteapplication(includingdulycompletedApplicationForm,technicalsketches,samplesandsamplesallmaterials)shallreceivedtime. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,20163.2.Submission3.2.1.ApplicantTheApplicantshallthecompanywhichactuallymarketsthecorrespondingswimwearitsusersthroughcustomarysaleschannels(wholesalers/retailers/directsales),respectivelysellsand/orsuppliesthesamecompetitorsandteams.Manufactureractingsubcontractorsforonemoreothercompaniescannotapplyforapprovaltheswimwearsuppliedothercompanies.specificmodelmanufacturedsupplieddifferentcompanieswhichthenmarketsupplyit,approvalshallppliedforeachthesedifferentcompaniesirrespectivethefactthatthemodelsmarketedsuppliedthesecompaniesmayhavethesamemanufacturingsources.thesamecompanycompaniesbelonginguniquegroupcompaniesmarketpplythesameswimwearmodelunderdifferenttrademarks,singleapplicationcansubmittedbehalfthecompanyand/orbehalfthegroup.3.2.2.ProductssubmittedAllswimwearusedduringtheFINApoolandopenwaterswimmingcompetitionandtheOlympicGames(seeclause AllvariationsgivenProduct(includingvariouscuts,silhouettes,andmenwomenmodels,variationsmaterials)shallsubmittedforapproval.3.2.3.ApplicationapplicationshallsubmittedforeachProduct(includingallvariationsapplicable).TheapplicationmustmadeusingtheApplicationFormgeneratedthroughthewebtoolestablishedforthispurpose.TheApplicationFormshalldulycompletedandnotablincludedetaileddescriptiontheswimwearitsspecifications.Forswimsuitsthedescriptionshallincludedescriptiontheseamsand/orif,differentmaterialsand/orlayersareused,therespectivelocationssuchmaterials.Correspondingsketchesshowingtheseamslocationsthedifferentandproperlyidentifiedmaterialsshallprovided.TheaccessthewebtoolandtheguidelinesareprovidedApplicantrequesttheFINAoffice.TheApplicationFormgene

4 ratedthewebtoolprintedandsignedtheApplic
ratedthewebtoolprintedandsignedtheApplicantwhichtherebyconfirmsformalacceptancetheapprovalrulesandprocedures.Applicationssubmittedwithdulysignedformwillnotconsidered.AnysubmissionbasedsignedApplicationFormdeemednonexistent,respectivelywithdrawn. Referencesamplesallmaterialusedshallprovided.Togetherwiththesubmissionswimsuits,theApplicantshallalsoprovideoneunboundsampleeachdifferentmaterialusedtheswimsuitssubmittedforapproval.TheapplicationshallincludeformalconfirmationthattheSamplessubmitted(inallsizesvariations)arefullyconsistentwiththeindicationssetforththeformthattheswimwearproducedanddistributedthisbasiswillfullyconsistentwiththesubmittedSamples.TheapplicationshallalsoincludeconfirmationthattheProduct(s)concernedwillmadeeffectivelyavailablethemarketthelatestJanuarythefollowingyearAvailabilitymeansthattheswimwearavailableforpurchasefederationscompetitorseithertheretailmarketand/ordirectlyfromtheApplicant.AlltheapplicationsmustreceivedtheFINAOfficethelatesttheSubmissionDatApplicantsareresponsibleforwardtheirapplicationssufficientlyadvancetheSubmissionDateensurereceiptduetime.Incompleteapplications,(includingmissingnotdulycompletedApplicationForm,missingincorrecttechnicalsketches,missingmaterialsamplesetc.)maywillleadrejectionapplication(seeclause 3.2.4However,caseminorirregularitiestheapplication,the PleasereferExhibi«ClarificationtheFINARequirementsforswimwearapproval»clause ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016FINAOfficethediscretion(butobligationwhatsoevegranttheApplicantshortlinecompleteitsapplication.Additionalinformation/samplesmayrequiredfromtheApplicantanystagetheapprovalprocedure.Thesamplesandinformationprovidedshallusedexclusivelyforthepurpostheapprovalprocedure.clarifiedthatsamplesareretainedFINAforreferencecontrolpurposes.Theymaydestroyedwhentheapprovalbecomesmoot(correspondingswimwearwithdrawnfromthelistrejectedswimwearafterexpirychallengelineexhaustionchallengepossibilities).3.2.4.SubmissionDateThereleastoneyearlysubmissiondate.FINAmayestablishadditionalsub

5 missiondate(s).Theyearlysubmissiondate(s
missiondate(s).Theyearlysubmissiondate(s)maychangedappropriatefortimelyconducttheapprovalprocess.Changethesubmissiondate(s)forparticularyearshallnotifiednotlaterthanthreemonthsbeforetheconcernedsubmissiondate(s).Thesubmissiondatesapplicablethetimetheentryintoforcethepresentedition theseRulesareFebruaryMayApplicationsreceivedtheFINAofficeaftertheSubmissionDatewillconsidered.Incompleteapplications(includingmissingdulycompletedApplicationForm,missingincorrecttechnicalsketches,missingmaterialsamplesetc.includinginsufficientdescription,missingmaterialsamplesetc.)willrulerejected.However,caseminorirregularitiestheapplication,theFINAOfficethediscretion(butobligationwhatsoever)ranttheApplicantshortdeadlinecompleteitsapplication.3.2.5.ExaminationtheFINASACTheFINASACexaminestheapplicationsnotifiesitsdecisionsFINAnormallywithinonemonthfromthesubmissiondate.However,theapprovalprocedurethesubmittedswimwear,partthereof,maysubjectdelaysresultingfromthetimenecessaryfortheexaminationprocess.3.2.6.ExpertstechnicaltestingTechnicaltestingexamination,needed,conductedunderdirectiontheFINASAC,expertsappointedFINA(presentlyat,butwithoutlimitation,theEPFLLausanne).InformationthetestresultsspecificSamplesarecommunicatedtheApplicantinvolved,request.resultsarecommunicatedanythirdparty. TheonlyesultsrelevantfortheapprovalprocessarethoseobtainedtheFINASACappointeesfromthesamplesprovidedwiththeapplication,fromadditionalSamplesspecificallyrequestedtheFINASAC.MeasurementstakenoutsidethatprocessthesameSamples,others,arerelevantfortheapprovalprocess,irrespectivetheequipmentused.3.2.7.Resultsthesubmission.ThedecisiontheFINASACreportedwritingFINAApplicantswithintendaysfromthedatethedecision.theasedecisionapprove,theFINAidentifiestheground(s)fornonapproval.Thepublicationapprovalsoccursonceyearperclause3.3.Resubmission3.3.1.ResubmissionProductstheeventthatapplicatioforProductrejectedandthecauserejectioncancorrected,theApplicantconcernedgivendeadlinetheFINASACresubmitthesame Edition2014effectforswimwearapprovedfromJanuary2015 ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary

6 �� PageApprovedFINABureauA
�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016Productwiththerequiredcorrections.TheperiodgivenApplicantforsubmissioncannotthandays.Thesecondsubmissiondatemayusedforresubmission.TheSamplesresubmittedshallthesameProductthepreviouslysubmittedSamples,saveforthemodificationslinkedwiththerequirements.Resubmissioncannotservefornewmodelspresentedthataredifferentfromtheonesinitiallysubmitted.Applicationsreceivedafterthesetdeadlinewillconsidered.3.3.2.ResubmissionprocessTheresubmissionprocessshallconductedfortheoriginalsubmissionprocesstheaboveprovisionsregardingsubmissionapplymutatismutandis:applicationshallresubmittedforeachconcernedProductclause3.2.3andshallincludereconfiguredsampleswiththevariationsrequiredFINASAC.Rejectionafterresubmissionfinalandfurthersubmissionresubmissioncanmadeuntilthenextyearlysubmissiondate.CRITERIA Thefollowingcriteriasetforthbelowareapplicabletherespectivecategoriesswimwear(swimsuits,gogglecaps).TheFINASACmayissueupdateguidelinesandclarificationsrespectthecriteriatheirapplicationneededbasisissuesgeneralrelevancearisethecoursetheeffectiveconducttheapprovalprocess.TheclarificationsandguidelinesrespectivelybecomeparttheFINARequirementsforswimwearapprovalTheguidelinesandclarificationseffectthetimepublicationthiseditiontheFINARequirementsforswimwearapprovalareattachedheretoexhibits.Theywillupdatedneededbasis.4.1.Swimsuitsforthepoolwaterswimmingcompetitionswithtemperatureabove18C.4.1.1.DesignDecency:thewearingtheswimsuitshallnotoffendmoralityandgoodtaste(inparticular,exclusively,becausethecutthesuitbodypartsexposurewhethercoverednot).Surfacecovered(shape); Forswimsuitsusedpoolswimmingcompetitions: Men’sswimsuitsshallnotextendabovethenavelbelowtheknee.Women’sswimsuitsshallcovertheneckextendpasttheshoulders,belowtheknee.Forswimsuitsusedopenwaterswimmingcompetitions : Men’sandWomen’sswimsuitsshacovertheneck,extendpasttheshoulder,extendbelowtheankle.4.1.2.Composition/otheritemsMen’sswimsuitsarepiece.Subjectobservancethedecencyruleandlimitationsthebodysurfacecovered,women’sswimsuitsmayonetwopieces.Otheritemscoveringthebodythatareparttheswimsuitareprohibited.4.1.3.ColoursToavoidanydoubt,colourswill

7 notconsideredpartthedesign.Colourscanvar
notconsideredpartthedesign.Colourscanvaryfreely.However,colourvariationsshallaffectcompliancewithanycriteriaandtestedvalues.4.1.4.Material(general)Health:Thematerialusedmustputthehealththeathletesrisk.Typeofmaterial:thematerialusedforswimsuitscanonly"TextileFabric(s)".thepurposetheserules,thisdefinedmaterialconsistingof,naturaland/orsynthetic, SwimsuitsfulfillingshaperequirementsforpoolcompetitionscomplyfortioriwithshaperequirementsforpenWaterswimmingcompetitions. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016individualandnonconsolidatedyarnsusedconstitutefabricweaving,knitting,and/orbraiding.Surfacetreatmentofthetextilefabric:anymaterithesurfacethetextilefabric(anypartthereof)processingthesame(e.g.coating,printing,impregnation,heating,calendringetc.)shallnotclosetheoverallopenmeshstructurethebasetextilefabric.Thetreatedmaterialshallfurthercomplywithallrequirementsparticularregardthickness,permeabilityflexibilitywhichmustremaincompliedwithbothproductionstageuntilfinishedproductstageandwhentheswimsuitsareactualuse.Therulesregardingsurfacetreatmentnotapplyseams(sawn,welded,taped,glued,etc.),markings(manufacturerand/orsponsorlogospermittedtheapplicablecompetitionrules:printedaffixedthebasematerial)labels(technicallabelsrmittedtherules).Flexibility:thematerialshallflexibleandsoftfolding.Regularflatmaterial:Thematerialshallregularflat.Thematerialshallnotformoutstandingshapesstructures,suchscales.thicknessvariationthematerialpermittedprovidedthethinnestpointshouldnotlessthanthethickestpoint.Theoverallthicknesslimitation(0.8mm)shallanyeventrespectedthethickestpoint(s). Variationofcolours:Variationcoloursthesamematerialpossiblelongthecolouringaffectcompliancewithtestedvaluelimits.Manufacturersarefullyresponsibleensurethatrequirementsrespectalltestedvalues(permeability,thickness,etc.)arerespectedcolourvariation.Outsideapplication:outsideapplicationshalladdedthematerial.Varietyofmaterials:Differentmaterialsmayusedswimsuitprovidedallmaterialsaretextilefabricsdefinedaboveandtheswimsuitcompliesw

8 ithallothcriteria.Combination/insidelaye
ithallothcriteria.Combination/insidelayer:combinationmaximumtwolayersmaterialspermitted.Thecombinationlayersshallnotcreateoutstandingshape(s)structure(s).insidelayermaterialcanusednotablyforcomfort,protectionsensitivepartsdecency.Permeabilityandthicknesslayeredmaterialsshallmeasuredbothlayerscombinedtogetherandthecombinationlayersmustthuscomplywiththicknesspermeabilityrequirementssetforththeserulesallpartstheswimsuit.4.1.5.Material(measuredvalues)Thickness:Thetotalthicknessmaterial/susedshallhavemaximumvalue0.8mm.Thethicknesslayeredmaterialsthetotalthicknessbothlayersmeasuredtogether.clarifiedthatmaximumthicknessapplyseamsfartheseamsarefunctional,theirthicknesswidthresultfromtheirnaturalfunctions.Themeasurementprocedureforthicknessdescribedexhibit Buoyancy:Theswimsuitshallnothaveuoyancyeffectabove0.5Newtonmeasuredafterapplicationvacuum.ThemeasurementprocedureforbuoyancydescribedexhibitPermeability:material(s)usedmusthaveanypoint(exceptseams,logoslabels)permeabilityvaluemorel/m2/second.Permeabilityvaluesaremeasuredmaterialwithstandardmultidirectionalstretch%.However,measuresmaterialwhichcannotsignificantlystretchedwillcarriedoutunstretched,flattenedmaterial.Permeabilitylayeredmaterialsthepermeabilitybothlayersmeasuredtogether.Themeasurementprocedureforpermeabilitydescribedexhibit4.1.6.Constructionzippersotherfasteningsystemallowed.Seamsshalllimitedfunctionalsystemsshallcreateoutsideshapes.Useseams(notablynumber,overalllength,anddispositionshallnotaffectcompliancewiththecriteriasetforthherein. PleasereferExhibit«ClarificationtheFINARequirementsforswimwearapproval»clause2.2and2.3PleasereferExhibit«ClarificationtheFINARequirementsforswimwearapproval»clauseclause ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016Externalmulationinfluence:swimsuitswhichncludeanysystemprovidingexternalstimulationinfluenceanytype,includingpainreduction,chemical/medicalsubstancerelease,electrostimulationetc.areprohibited.4.2.WetsuitsforwaterswimmingcompetitionswithwatertemperaturebelowSubjectthespecification

9 sbelow,wetsuitsaresubjecttheprovisionsap
sbelow,wetsuitsaresubjecttheprovisionsapplicableswimsuitssetforthaboveunder4.2.1.Design(shape)Wetsuitsshallcompletelycovertorso,back,shouldersknees.Theyshallextendbeyondtheneck,wristsankles.4.2.2.CompositionWetsuitsforbothmenwomenshallpiece.4.2.3.Material(Type)Materialusedforwetsuitsmusthavethermalinsulationproperties(forexamplefoampolychloroprene(Neoprene)polyurethaneothermaterialwithsimilarinsulatingproperties).Thematerialcanmultilayered,withnonwaterpermeablelayers.Thematerialcannotcontaininjectedgas.Materialwithoutinsulatingpropertiescannotused.4.2.4.Material(measuredvalueslayers) Thickness:Thethicknessmaterial/susedshallminimum3mmmaximum5mm.Providedtheinsulatifunctionsareprejudiced,theApplicantmayapplyforloweringtheminimumthicknessvaluelimitedspecificareas,suchfunctionallyjustifiedallowfreeswimmer’smovements.decisionthisrespectmadeSAC’discretioncannotchallenged.Permeabilityandbuoyancyarenotmeasured.4.2.5.ConstructionZippersotherfasteningsystemareallowedwithoutspecificlimitations.Theymustfunctional4.3.Caps4.3.1.DesignIndependentitem:thecapshallattachedtheswimsuitgogglescontinuitytherewith(i.e.no"hood""mask"effect)Shape:TheshapeshallfollowthenaturalformtheheadSurface:Theoutersurfaceshallnotincludeoutsideartificialshapingsuchrigsspoilerssimilar.4.3.2.MaterialHealth:Thematerialusedmustputthehealththeathletesrisk.Hardness:hardmaterial(materialcanhavesomerigidityshallablefollowtheshapethehead:hardhelmets).Types:Differenttypesmaterialsmayusedthesamecap.Thematerialscandifferentthicknesses,subjectrespectthemaximumthickness(seebelow).However,differencesthethicknessshallnotusedformshapestheoutersurface. Thickness:Themaximumthicknessallpointsshalllowerequal2mm. IMPORTANTNOTE:Thethermalinsulationpropertiesarecontrollednortestedtheapprovalprocess.TheaprovaldoesconstituteanywarrantyconfirmationFINAand/orthecapacitytheapprovedwetsuitsmodels,whenused,effectivelyprotecttheswimmersfromlowtemperature ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,20164.3.3.ConstructionSeamsanyshallfunctionalan

10 dshallcreateoutsideshapes.4.4.Goggles4.4
dshallcreateoutsideshapes.4.4.Goggles4.4.1.DesignIndependenttem:thegogglesshallnotattachedthecapnorcontinuitytherewith(no"mask"effect)4.4.2.Material/construction:Health.Thematerialusedtheconstructionmustthehealththeathletesrisknorcreateriskinjury.Safetytandardsandfunctionality:thegogglesshallcomplywithprevailingsafetystandardsforeyewear.Goggleshavethefunctionprotecttheeyesagainstwaterandensurevisibility.Theirdesignconstructionshallservethesefunctionsespeciallyallseekobtainaquadynamicadvantages(e.g.throughextendedshapesrelatedtheabovefunctions).CONTRIBUTIONADMINISTRATIVEANDEXPERT/TESTINGCOSTScontributiontheadministrativeandexpert/testingcostswillappliedchargtheApplicantsforeachapplication,includingresubmission.TheapplicablecontributionwillbasedthenumberProductsmaterialsamplessubmittedwitheachapplicationwillincludethefollowingfees: BasicapplicationfeeforeachmodelSwimsuit;Additionalfeeforeachfabricsubmitted(forthesamefabricuseddifferentmodelsthefeecalculatedonlyonce);Additionalfeeforeachcombinationmaterials/doublelayer(forthesamecombinationuseddifferentmodelsthefeecalculatedonlyonce);BasicapplicationfeeforeachmodelSwimmingCap;BasicapplicationfeeforeachmodelSwimmingGoggle;ResubmissionfeesforeachProduct.TheamounteachtheabovementionedfeesdeterminedtheFINAExecutive.Thefeesapplicablewillsetforthschedulewhichwillformparttheserules.AnyamendmenttheapplicablefeesshallissuedandpublishedtheFINAwebsitelaterthanJanuarytheconcernedyear.EachApplicantshallcalculatetheapplicablecontributionbasedthenumberapplicationsandsamplesintendssubmitshallinformFINAaccordinglyorderallowissuancecorrespondinginvoice.Thecorrespondingpaymentmustmadethelatestthedeadlineforsubmission.Evidencepaymentshallprovidedeitherwiththeapplicationseparatelythelatestthesamedate. Paymentthecalculatedcontributionbeforethesubmissiondeadlineconditionforvalidapplicationpplicationseffectedwithoutcorrespondingfeepaymentwillconsidered.Uponreceipttheapplications,theFINAOfficewillcheckthecontributioncalculationtheApplicantviewtheactualapplicationreceivedandnotifytheApplicantanydiscrepancy.Thedifference,any,willeitherclaimedreimbursed.theeventthatcomplementpaymentrequestedtheFINAOffice,suchpaymentshallef

11 fectedwithindaysreceivingtherequest.theA
fectedwithindaysreceivingtherequest.theApplicantnotagreewiththecalculation,shallneverthelesspaytherequestedamountwithoutprejudicereimbursementafterconsiderationtheargumentstheApplicant.thepaymentnotmadefullwithinthesetdeadline,theapplication(s)willnotprocessedandwilldeemedwithdrawn.Anypaymentalreadymadewillforfeited. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016NOTICEAPPROVALFINAwillprovideApplicantswithFINAApprovedidentificationlabelforeachapprovedProduct10Thelabelcarriesuniqueidentificationnumberwhicincludesreferencetheyearfromwhichtheapprovalwillvalid.Therespectivelabels(artwork)areprovidedforeachProductuponrequesttheApplicantcertifyingthattheProduct(s)considerationwillavailablethemarketeforeJanuarytheyearvalidityfortherelevantListApprovedSwimwear.ApplicantsmustundertakewarrantapplylabelsstrictlyandonlyProductsidenticalto,fullyconsistentwith,theactualSamplessubmittedobtaintheapproval.ThegeneralFINAApprovedPackageTagcanusedpackagingproductdocumentation(innonprominentmanner).SuchapplicationshallalwaysclearlyspecificallyrelatedapprovedProductonly.FINAApprovedIdentificationLabel TheApplicantmustusetheFINAApprovedidentificationlabelorderindicatthattheProductusebeenapproved.Thenoticeshallplacedpositionallowingcontrolwhenworn.Swimsuits:AllswimsuitsapprovedtheFINASACshallbeaappropriatecorrespondinglabels.theswimsuittwopieces,eachpieceshallbearlabel.Thelabelsshouldprintedaffixedtheswimsuitsmannerensuringthattheycannotremovedwithoutdestroyingthelabel(topreventtransfers);Caps:AppropriatemethodsapplythelabelsshalldeterminedconsultationwiththeManufacturers;Goggles:AppropriatemethodsapplythelabelsshalldeterminedconsultationwiththeManufacturers.“FINAAPPROVED”PackagetagTheFINapprovedtagaimedprintedhangtagspackages,andtheproductitself.Thetagcanalsousedtheinternetandtheproductcatalogues.However,alwaysclearlyspecificallyreferapprovedswimwearonly.LISTAPPROVEDSWIMWEARFollowingtheapprovalprocess,FINApublishesListApprovedSwimweareachyearwhichservesreferenceforthefollowingyear. TheListApprovedSwimwearforanygivenyearincludesallthepre

12 viouslyapprovedswimwearpublishedthelistf
viouslyapprovedswimwearpublishedthelistfortheprecedingyear(subjectchangethecriteriaforcategoryswimwear)updatedwiththeresulttheyearlyapprovalprocess.orderpresentaccuratelyupdatedpublicationtheListApprovedSwimwear,ApplicantsshallnotifyFINAlaterthanNovember15theachyearformerlyapprovedProductswhicharediscontinued,newlyapprovedProductswhichwillnotavailablethefollowingJanuaryThediscontinuedavailableProductswillremovedfromtheApprovedListforthesubsequentyear.TheListApprovedSwimwearshallpublishedeachyearbeforeDecembertheofficialwebsitewww.fina.org . Pleasenotethatthe“FINAApproved”identificationlabeldifferentfromtheFINAlogoand/orothertrademarksFINA.TheFINAlogoothertrademarksFINAcannotusedconfirmapprovaltheusageexclusivelyreservedtheFINAPartnersforcommercial/promotionalactivitiesandsubjectspecificauthorization,thusothercompanyentitledusetheFINAlogoothertrademarksFINAwaywhatsoever. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016CONSISTENCYTheProductsthataremanufacturedandusedshallfullycorrespondto,consistentwith,theSamplessubmittedFINASACforobtainingthenecessaryapprovals.InconsistencyfoundtheProductsmayleadwithdrawaltheapproval(seeclause Alltheparametersmeasuredrecordedduringtheapprovalprocessnotablyvaluesforpermeabilitythicknessareapplicablethematerialprocessedusedfinishedswimsuitproductswhich mustremaineventwithinthelimitssetundertheserules. Approvedswimwearshallmodified,treatedprocessedwayaftertheirmanufacture.Anymodificationbeforeusesuchandincludingimpregnationprohibited.Swimwearbearingapprovalumbershallfullyconsistentwiththecorrespondingapprovedmodelsample.Testedvalues(thickness,buoyancypermeability)shallanyeventremainwithinthelimitssetforththerules.Competitionresultsachievedwithactualswimwearcheckedfoundinconsistentwiththecorrespondingapprovedmodelsparticularwithswimwearwithtestedvalues(thickness,buoyancypermeability)foundexcessthevaluessettheFRSAaresubjectdisqualification.Thedisqualificatiresultsappliesresultsachievedtheeventtheoccasionwhichcontroltestingconductedposteriorthere

13 to.Thedecisionregardpotentialdisqualific
to.ThedecisionregardpotentialdisqualificationshallissuedtheFINAExecutivebasedtechnicalreportissuedSAC.TheconcernedcompetitortheconcernedApplicantshallheardpriorissuancethedecision.Theapplicationclausereserved.CUSTOMISATIONTheapprovalvalidfortheProductswithkindcustomisation.Thereshallvariation/modificationforindividualswimmersfromtheProductcorrespondingtheSamplessubmittedobtainapproval.Individualsizingshallnotconsideredcustomizationlongthestructuretheswimsuitmodified. EXEMPTIONFORMALAPPROVALTheFINASACmayissueexemptionfromformalapprovalrespectswimwearwhichcandeterminedobviouslycompliantfollowinggeneralandeasilycheckedobjectivecriteria.ConditionssuchexemptionwillpublishedtheFINA.Theyarenotsubjectanyreviewchallenge.VALIDITYTHEAPPROVALapprovalvaliduponitsnotificationtheApplicant.Notwithstandingtheabove,approvalswillonlyeffective,i.e.thecorrespondingswimwearmayusedFINAcompetitionstheOlympicGames,fromtheyearfollowingtheirfirstpublicationtheListApprovedSwimwear(seeclausetheeffectivedatetheserevisedrules(January2017theswimwearwithapprovalseffectfortheFINAeventstakingplace2017theswimweartheListApprovedSwimwearpublishedDecember2016andtheneachsuccessiveyearDecember.Thevaliditytheapprovalfurthersubjecttheconditionthattheswimwearthelistavailablethemarket(availableforpurchasefederationsandcompetitors)thelatestJanuaryfollowingthepublication. Uponrequest,Manufacturersshallprovideevidencemarketavailability.ProductnotavailableJanuarytheyearwhichtheapprovalwasbecomeeffective,thecorrespondingapprovalshallwithdrawnfromthelist.TheconcernedApplicantmaysubmitapplicationforrelistingthenextyearlylist.Suchapplicationshallsupportedclearandpositiveevidenceavailability.Approvalsgrantedremainvaliduntiltherelevantcriteriaforcategoryswimwearchanged.Irrespectivechangethecriteria,whichwillmpactapprovaltheycomeintoforce,thevaliditytheapprovalsmayhoweversubjectmaximumperiodvalidity,irrespectivechangethecriterialessthanfouryears.Theintroductionmodalitiesimplementationmaximumperiodvaliditywillsubjectadditionalspecificrulesthisrespect,whichwillissuedafterconsultationtheApplicants.maximalperiodvalidityimplemented,theconcernedswimwearmayresubmittedforapproval.Therulesmayprovideforsimp

14 lifiedapprovalprocess. ��&
lifiedapprovalprocess. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016theeventintroductionamendedcriteria,allswimwearaffectedtheapplicationthesechangedcriteriaaresubjectapproval.TheFINAmayhoweverexemptcertaintypescategoriesalreadyapprovedswimwearfromapproval.TheconditionssuchexemptionwilldecidedFINASAC.TheconditionsdecidedSACarenotsubjectanyreviewchallenge.SWIMWEARUSEWITHDRAWALAPPROVALThevaliditypprovalbasedthefactthatandalltheproductsbroughtthemarketFINAapprovedswimweararefullyconsistentwiththemodelstheactualSamplessubmittedobtaintheapproval.TheApplicantsshallcertifyresponsibleforthefactthattheswimweartheymanufactureandbringthemarketapprovedswimweararefullyconsistentwiththeProductstheactualSamplessubmittedforapproval.CompliancecheckscaneffectedFINAtimeswimwearpresentedapprovedcompetitionotherwise. UponrequestFINA,theApplicantshalldeliveradditionalSamplesapprovedProductsbroughtthemarketforcompliancechecks.Competitionresultsachievedwithswimwearfoundcompliantwithanythecriteriawillnotrecognised.swimwearpresentedapprovedProductarefound,duringcompetitionsotherwise,notfullyconsistentwiththeProductstheactualSamplessubmittedforapprovalandthislinkedwithmodificationsoutsidethecontroltheApplicant,theapprovalcanwithdrawn.ThedecisionwithdrawtheapprovalwillissuedtheFINAExecutiveafterhavingheardtheApplicantconcerned.caseurgency(e.g.majoreventcourse),theFINAExecutimayprovisionallysuspendapprovalbeforehearingtheconcernedApplicant.withdrawalfee000productwillduetheconcernedApplicant.ThepaymentforwithdrawalshouldincludetheWithdrawalfeewellallrelatedcostFINA,includingbutlimitedwithcostpurchasedsamples,costexpertise,laboratorytestsrequiredconsultancy.Furthermore,anynewpendingapplication(s)Applicantwillconsidered,respectivelywillsuspendedand,ubjectproperadvancednoticesettingultimatepaymentdate,deemedwithdrawn,theApplicantnotanyamountoverdueapplicationtheserules. ApplicationforapprovalforwithdrawnProducteffectedthroughthenormaprocessforapprovalandtheapplicationwillheldsubmissionandhandledaccordingly.conditionforapproval,theconcernedApplicantshallb

15 ringevidencesupportingthefactthatwillgua
ringevidencesupportingthefactthatwillguaranteeconsistencybetweenSamplesandProductseffectivelythemarket.EXCLUSIONLIABILITY/INDEMNITY Exclusionliability Tothefullextentpermittedlaw,theApplicantexpresslywaivesanyclaimagainstFINA,itsofficers,employeesand/orCommitteeMembersarisingconnectionwiththeapprovalprocesssetforththeseprovisions. Indemnity TheApplicantshallindemnifykeepFINA,itsofficers,and/ortheCommitteeMembersharmlessagainstclaims,damagescosts(includingreasonableattorney'sfees)arisinglinkedwithclaimsthirdpartiesbasedtheapprovalApplicant'sProduct(s)and/orusetheApplicanttheapprovalnotice.ARBITRATIONAnydispute(includingchallengethedecisionstheFINAand/ortheFINAExecutivedecisiondisputesconnectionwithpaymentsotherdisputes)connectionwithapprovalprocedureotherwiseconnectionwithapprovalspursuanttheserulesshallexclusivelysubmittedtheCourtArbitrationforSport(CAS)ausanneaccordancewiththeCASarbitrationrules.Disputesoverpaymentslessthan100'000.shallsubmittedsinglearbitrator.Swisslawshallapplysubstantivelaw. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016Fortheavoidancedoubt,criteriasetforththeserulesshallnotsubjectreview.Thesameapplyconditionsforexemptions.AMENDMENTSThepresenteditiontherulesapplicableswimwearapprovedforusecompetitionfromJanuaryAmendmentstherulesshallissuedtheFINABureau.TheybecomeimmediatelyapplicablesubjectdifferentdecisiontheFINABureau.Alltheexhibitsandannexestherulesarethedocumentsfortheclarificationinformationpurpose.TheycancompletedamendedSACfromtimeime.DATEISSUEIssuedtheFINABureauAugustEXHIBITSThefollowingexhibitsareincluded:EXHIBITTHICKNESSMEASUREMENTEXHIBITBUOYANCYMEASUREMENTEXHIBITPERMEABILITYMEASUREMENTEXHIBITGUIDELINESFOR“FINAAPPROVED”LABELANDPACKAGETAGAPPLICATION EXHIBITCLARIFICATIONTHEFINAREQUIREMENTSFORSWIMWEARAPPROVALEXHIBITEXTRACTIONTHEFINARULESAPPLICABLESWIMWEAR ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBIT THICKNESSMEASUREMENT ValueMaximumvalue:equallessthan0.8

16 Minimumvalue:equalsuperiormaximumvalueTo
Minimumvalue:equalsuperiormaximumvalueTolerance:0.1mmEquipmentTheequipmentconsistsreferenceplate,disk(paralleltheplate)togetherwithtestgaugecapablemeasuringthedistancebetweendiskplatewithaccuracyleastmm.SpecificationsaccordingISO5084disksize100mm2(diameter11.280.05mm),pressure0.01kPa ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBITBUOYANCYMEASUREMENTValueMaximumvalue:equallessthan0.5NewtonTolerance:0.1Newton(NB:Valueobservedforallsizes/recommendationprovidesamplelargestavailablesize)EquipmentTheequipment(seeillustrationbelow)consiststankconnectedvacuumpumpsampleholder(includingrodgridcage)allowingforceappliedimmergetheswimsuitbelowthewaterline.Theremustmeasuringsystemrecordingwithtimetheforceactingtherodandthepressureinsidethetank.Illustration Process:Forcevacuumpressurearemonitoredduringwhoprocess.Swimsuitsoftlyfoldedtheshapeballfixedbelowthegrid.Thegridfixedtheforcetransducer.Whentankclosed(vacuumtight),thegridimmerseddepth30mmkeptimmersedforminutesallowforwaterabsorptionairbubblesescape.Applicationvacuumpressure(100mbar)forceresidualairextractionforminutes.Releasevacuumpressureatmosphericpressure,waitforequilibriumforminutes.Readforcefromtheransducercompensatefortheforceimposedthesampleholder(weightbuoyancy). ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBITPERMEABILITYValueMinimumValue:equalhigherthanliters/squaremeter/seconds(l/m2/s)Tolerance:(intherangeMinimumValue)Measurementofairpermeabilityflowairsuckedthroughthefabricspecimen,tubesystemdifferentialpressuretransducer.Theunitmeasurestheresultantdifferentialpressure(proportionalvolumetricflow),theabsoluteressurethemediumtemperature.Theairpermeabilitythemeasuredspecimenestablishedbasedthosevalues.Thevaluepermeabilitygivenlitres/m2/secondsforgivenmaterial.Measurementcharacteristics:Measuringarea:Diametermm.Differentialpressure:Measuringrange:l/m2/s(highaccuracyaroundMinimumValue)Definitionstretch:Uniformbidirectionalperpendicularstretch2

17 5%appliedthefabric(seesketchbelow).Condi
5%appliedthefabric(seesketchbelow).Conditions:Theswimsuitmaterialtestedanddry. Foraccuracypurpose,repeatabletestswilldonethetestvalueclosethelimit. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBITGUIDELINESFOR“FINAAPPROVED”LABELANDPACKAGETAGAPPLICATIONThisdocumentaimedclarifyrequirementsforusagetheFINAApprovedlabelandFINAapprovedTagapprovedswimweartheircorrespondentpackages/hangtagsaccordancetheclausetheFINARequirementsforSwimwearApprovalorderkeepconsistencythroughouttheapprovedproductsandmeansprovingconformityandcertificationfortheconsumersbuying/receivingFINAapprovedswimwear,therearethefollowingregulationsfortheswimwearmanufacturerfollowed. PleasenotethattheFINAlogoorothertrademarksofFINAcannotbeusedforidentification purposesitsusageexclusivelyreservedtheFINAPartnersforcommercial/promotional activitiesothercompanyentitledusetheINAlogoothertrademarksFINAanywaywhatsoever. “FINAapproved”packagetag.TheFINAapprovedtagcanonlyusedrelationwithFINAapprovedswimwear.TheFINAapprovedtagcanalsousedforapprovedgogglesswimmingcapshangingtagand/orappliedpackages.FINAapprovedtagaimedprintedhangtagspackages,theproductitself.ThetagallowedalsousedtheinternetandtheproductcatalogueshoweveralwaysbroughttogetherandwithclearreferenceparticularswimweareffectivelyapprovedFINA.SizecolourtheFINAapprovedtag:TheprintingthetagshouldalwaysdoneBlackwhitecolours.Thesizethetagcannotdominateoverallareausedmoreovercannotbiggerthan47mm15mmwhenprinted130pix41pixwhenusedwebpage.PleasenotethattheFINAapprovedtaghasusedonlyprooftheconformityfortheswimwearmanufacturedyourcompanywiththeFINArulesshallanycaseusedmeanspromotionassociationwithFINA. “FINAApproved”IdentificationLabelforswimsuitsAccordingtheFINARule,theathletesattendingtheFINAWorldChampionships,OlympicGamesotherFINAeventsmustweartheFINAApprovedSwimsuits.Theswimsuitsaresubjectcheckedtheofficialstheoccasionevent.AllswimsuitsthemodelsshapesapprovedFINAshallbearappropriatecorrespondinglabels.theswimsuittwopieces,eachpieceshallbearlabel. IMPORTANT:TheApplicantsundertakeandwarran

18 tapplylabelsstrictlyandonlyswimwear thec
tapplylabelsstrictlyandonlyswimwear thecorrespondingapprovedmodelsshapes. EachlabelcorrespondsparticularmodelshapetheswimsuitprovedFINA;TheApplicantentitledproducethelabelaccordingthespecificationsprovidedFINA;EachswimsuitapprovedmodelshapeshallbearcorrespondingFINAApprovedlabel;Thelabelproducedwithhighcontrast(inwhitedarkcoloursblacklightcolours);Thesizethelabelshallrespectthereferencesize35X20mmwithtolerance;Thelabelshallprinted/tightlyaffixed(nonremovable)theoutsideeachpiecetheswimwearandplacedattacheddocument(FINAIdentificationLabelPlacement).Thelabelsshouldprintedaffixedmannerensuringthattheycannotremovedwithoutdestroyingthelabel(topreventtransfers). ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016 ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBITCLARIFICATIONtheFINAREQUIREMENTSFORSWIMWEARAPPROVALThebelowlistclarificationscreatedbasedinformationreceivedfromFINASwimwearApprovalCommitteecameresulteffectiveconductapprovalprocesswithfullconsiderationandcontinuousfollowtechnologicaldevelopmentCLARIFICATIONTOCLAUSEDEFINITIONS1.1.Definition“Product”“Productpieceswimwearcertaindesign/shapeandproducedwiththecertainmaterial.”swimwearapprovalprocess,definitionproductusedidentifyeveryparticularpieceswimwear(swimsuit,capsgoggles).Product(standarddefinition):theresultthemanufacturingprocessofferedthemarketplacesatisfyneedwantConsideringthattheproducttheresultthemanufacturingprocesscanconsistsmanyelements.Alltheelementstheproducthavefixed,attachedotherhavehavepracticalmeaningaccordingtheproductfunctionality. 1.2.Definition“ProductLine”“Productlinethenumberproductsthathavesimilarconstructionandonlyvarycolours,sizesandshapes.Anyvariationcolours,shapessizesshouldleadanychangephysicaltechnicalparametersthematerialtheproductconsistsof.”Theswimwearwillconsideredtheproductsproductlineallthefollowingcriteriaarefulfilled.Material:Thesamecombinationthesametypesmaterialusedmanufactu

19 retheproducts.Everyelementtheproductmade
retheproducts.Everyelementtheproductmadethesamematerialthecorrespondingrelativeelementotherproduct.Construction:Alltheproductsthesameproducthavehavethesamemainpartthatdesignedstructuredthesameway.Theproductsmustconsistand/orconstructedsameelementswiththesameshapedesign.casedifferenceshapes,mainparttheproducthasconsidered.Thedifferencetheshapestheproductwithinproductlineacceptedonlycaseextendingsomeelementsthemainpartattachingadditionalelementthemainpartwithonlyconditiondirectapplicationit. Typesjoints/seals/seamsbetweentheelementsarethesamebetweentheproductsExternaldesignthemainpartincludingtheinternal(inside)partstheproductshouldthesameExample:OneProductLinetheswimsuitscanincludenumberproductsdifferentshapessuchas:Classic(Men),PantsShort(Men),Pants(Men),FullKnee(Men),Full(Men),Classic(Women),FullKnee(Women),FullLongLeg(Women)wellpossiblemodificationsthebasicshapes(Open/ClosedbackCLARIFICATIONTOCLAUSE4.1.4MATERIAL(GENERAL)2.1.CLARIFICATIONTO“SURFACETREATMENTTHETEXTILEFABRICProvisionThisissuelinkedwiththeapplicationcoatingothertreatmentsthetextilematerial(includingheating)whichimpacttheopenmeshstructurethematerial.Therequirementusetextile(seedefinitionart.3.1.2)impliestheusemesh ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016materialavoidusematerialwithconsolidatedstructure.Thematerialshalltreatedwaywhichaffectsthisopen,nonconsolidatedstructure.TheFINASACpositionGiventhat:usingopenmeshtextilematerialcentralrequirementthenewrules.Art.3.1.2theobjectivepreventingtheopennaturethetextilematerialbeingmodifiedaffectedviacoatingwithanysubstance(e.g.lue,paint,polymericmaterial)techniqueviatreatment(notablycoating,heatingetc.)Whichalterstheopenmeshstructurethetextilematerial.Thisissuerelatesthenaturestructurethematerialandnotlinkedwiththeobservancethepermeabilityvalue(whichmustmetanyevent).Interpretation/ApplicationAnyswimsuitconstructedwithmaterialtreatedwithtechnique(notablycoatingheatingetc.)hichclosestheopenmeshstructurethebasetextilematerialwillrejected.Surfacetreatment/coatingconsiststheapplicationsubstanceanysurfacethetext

20 ilematerial,respectivelyeachthedifferent
ilematerial,respectivelyeachthedifferentlayersmaterial(e.g.pplicationgluebetweenlayers).Thisappliesirrespectivethepermeabilityvaluewhichshallrespectedevent. Swimsuitswithmaterialtreatedwithmeshclosingtechniqueswillrejected,irrespectivepermeabilityvalues2.2.Clarification“Surfacetreatmentofthetextilefabric”andmarkingsProvision Thisspecificsubissuerelatedsurfacetreatmentcoating.Trademarks,logos decorativedesignsareoftenappliedtextilematerialusingprintingtechniques whichaddlayermaterial(e.g.paintplasticlayer).Thesetechniquesaremeshclosingtechniquestheabovesense.Art.3.1.2expresslypermitstheirapplicationconnectionwithlogos(i.e.trademarkssponsorsidentifications)andlabels. TheFINASACpositionGiventhat:Thelogoexemptionreferslogospermittedtherulesgoverningcommercialidentificationslabelexemptionappliesi.g.fortheapprovallabel.Theeffectiveimpactlocalapplicationmeshclosingtechniqueapplydecorativedesigncanlimited,therehoweverpracticalwaysettingprecisepracticallycontrollableimitsacceptability.TherearetechniquesmethodsallowingtheapplicationwiderangedesignswithoutusingmeshclosingtechniquesThestrictexclusionapplicationtechniquesclosingtheopenmeshstructurethetextilematerialtheonlypracticalpossibilityconsistentlyapplytherulesandwillimplemented.Theonlyexceptiontheuseformarkingspermittedadvertisingrulesforlabels.Subjectthisexception,anyotherelement,notablydesign,irrespectiitssize,mustappliedwithtechnique/methodwhichnotclosetheopenmeshedstructurethetextilematerial.Interpretation/ApplicationTheonlypermittedusetreatmentswhichclosethemeshstructuretextilematerialformarkingspermittedtherulescommercialidentificationsandforlabels(notablyapprovalnoticelabel)NB:TheFINASACchargeapplyingtherulescommercialmarkings. 2.3.CLARIFICATIONTO“SURFACETREATMENTTHETEXTILEFABRIC”(TECHNICALLABEL)Provision:Technicallabelsareusedprovidetechnicalindicationsregardingtheswimsuits:origin,materialcomposition.Theyareoftenprintedtheswimsuitmaterialusingtechniqueswhicharemeshclosing. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016TheFINASACpositionventhat:Technic

21 allabeltheusedthemanufacturersforinforma
allabeltheusedthemanufacturersforinformationfollowingthelegallocalrequirementsplace/marketproductsales/distribution.Normallytheinformationplacedtechnicallabeltheoneaboutnameproducer,effectiveplaceproduction,nametheproduct(model),typematerialused,generalinformationhandlecaretheproduct.Theapplicationtechniquemayhavemeshclosingeffect.TheTechnicallabelsareapplied/attachedthenersidetheswimweardirectprintingthesurfacetagattachedseam.Thelabelshouldnotvisiblewhentheproductworn. casedirectprintingtheinnersurfacetheproduct,thesizethelabelhas notmorethan35cm2.Onlytwolabelsareallowedplacedeachpiecethe swimwearwith5cmdistancebetweenminimum. Interpretation/ApplicationConsideringtheabove,theregulationsregardingpermittedusetreatmentswhichclosetheopenmeshructuretextilematerialnotapplythesurfaceusedfortechnicallabels.CLARIFICATIONTOCLAUSE4.1.6CONSTRUCTIONSeamsTheFINASACobservesthatswimsuitsincludevariouselementswhichhavejoining,bindingand/orfinishingfunction(seams).Theseseamsincludeseamsthenarrowmeaningtheword(i.e.theelementbindingdifferentpartscontinuousmaterial),seamstheedgestheswimsuits,grippersi.eedgeseamswhichholdthelegstheswimsuitsplacewaistbandsholdingjammersbriefs.Furtherstrapsmayusedholdtheupperpartwomenbodysuits.Alltheseelementshavespecificconstruction(i.e.sewnweldedseams,useldedmaterial,useelasticbandssiliconesimilarstrips)whichdifferentfromthesoleusetextilematerial.TheFINASAC'sevaluationeachcase,theFINAwillevaluatethefunctionalitytheseamsaccordingtheabovedefinitionincludinggrippers,waistbandsandstraps. Withoutprejudicedecisionsspecificcasesregardingtheseelements,FINAwilltakeintoaccounttheprinciplesandguidelinesincludedbelow.GeneralprinciplesThebelowprovidedforguidanceonlyandwithoutprejudice.TheFINAdecisionswillbasedoverallevaluationtheindividualswimsuits.Thepurposestheseamsare:Tojointogethertheelementstheswimsuit("seams”)Tofinishproperlytheswimsuititsedges("edgseams")Topreventtheswimsuitlegsrollback(“grippers”)Toholdjammerbrief(“waistband”)Tomaintaintheupperpartwomen’sbodysuit(“straps”)Theseamsmustfitfortheabovepurposesandshallhaveotherfunction.Thefollowielementswillconsideredthisrespect:Width:Joiningseamssha

22 llexceed5mm.Reinforcement/protectiontape
llexceed5mm.Reinforcement/protectiontapessuchthoseusedformcoverweldedseamsshallexceed20mm.Edgeseamsgrippersshallnotexceed20mm.Waistbandsshalnotexceed25.4mm(oneinch) ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016caseseamsbasedtechniqueusinggluecoveringtape(notablytakeintoaccountoverspillirregularitiestheapplication)thegluedareaparttheseam(boundingarea)andmustremainwithinmaximumwidth.However,orderallowpracticalapplicationsaidtechnique,tolerancemaximum4mmwillappliedthemaximumwidththetotalboundingarea.Thetapeitselfmustanyeventrespectthemaximumwidth(20mm).NumberofseamsExcessivenumberseamsprohibited.Developmentregardseamswillcarefullyobserved.SACreservesthepossibilityinterveneagainstexcessivenonfunctionalseams.INDICATIVEGUIDELINE,THEFINASACCONSIDERSTHATNUMBERSEAMSEXCEEDINGTHENUMBERSSETFORTHBELOWCOULDHELDEXCESSIVE:Fortheupperpart(abovethecrotcharea):seamsforswimsuits,seamsforWomenswimsuits. Forthelowerpart(belowthecrotcharea):eachlegforbothWomensuits.WHENTWOMORESEAMSARECOMBINEDMERGE,THEYCOUNTTWOMOREDIFFERENTSEAMSANYAREAWHERETHEIRCOMBINEDWIDTHABOVETHEMAXIMUMWIDTHSEAM.CLARIFICATIONTO4.1.5MATERIAL(MEASUREDVALUES)ClarificationsregardingpermeabilityPermeabilitywilltestedseams,providedtheyareconsideredlegitimatefunctionalseams.Seamsmustremainlimitedfunctionalpurposes.Theuseseamsshallnotaffectcompliancewithcriteria.However,theseamsthemselvesareexemptedfromtheapplicationthethicknessrulethepermeabilitymeasuredseams.Nontextilematerial/elements/applicationNontextilmaterial/elements/applicationscanusedseamsthefollowingcases"edgeseams"includingparticular“grippers”,ensureholdingfunctions,e.g.throughsiliconestripsand/orelasticcord(s).waistbandsandstraps(e.g.elasticcordinsidefoldedmaterial)Usegluefixtheseamthecorrespondingreinforcementtapes(e.g.holdweldedseamscoverseamsmergingareas) CLARIFICATIONTO3.2.3APPLICATIONProvisionThematerialsamplesprovidedmustenableeffectiverelevanttesting,notablybutlimitedpermeability.Thismustalsothecasewhenmaterialsareusedcombined(multiplelayers).TheFINASACpositionGiventhat:Attachmentmethodsbetweenlayersmayh

23 aveimpactmeasurementstestresults.Attachm
aveimpactmeasurementstestresults.Attachmentmethodmayconstitutemeshclosingcoating/treatment.Unboundsamplesmaterialshallprovidedforeachmaterialseparatelyandalsoexactlyeffectiveusedcombinedwhenattachedtogethertheswimsuit.Interpretation/ApplicationApplicantsmustprovide:Unboundsampleeachmaterial.Thefabricsamplessubmittedforapprovalshallcuttheprincipledirectiontheyarns/fabric(inthedirectionrollmaterial).Unboundsamplecombinedmaterialsexactlyusedtheswimsuits. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016Descriptionmethodusedbindthelayerstogether.DifferentcoloursoffabricandsamplesbesubmittedAccordingFRSAart.Material(general)4.1.4colourvariationsarepossible.Themanufacturersareresponsibleensurethatallrequirementsarecompliedwithanycolourvariation.Accordingly,theapplicantsmaybutarenotobligedsubmitmaterialsamplesforallcoloursvariationstheymayintenduseforparticularmodel.However,thematerialsamplesprovidedmustconsistentwiththesubmittedswimsuitsample.Thisimplies:Thematerialssamplesprovidedmustprovidedthesamecolourusedthecorrespondingsubmittedswimsuitsample;submittedswimsuitsamplemadepatchesthesamematerialdifferentcolours,thencorrespondingmaterialsamplesshallprovidedforeachthecoloursactuallyusedthesubmittedswimsuitsample.CLARIFICATIONTOCONSISTENCY ClarificationregardingconsistencyandminormodificationsapprovedswimsuitsmodelsProvisionTheprinciplethatswimsuitswhichareeffectivelymanufacturedusedshallremainfullyconsistentwiththecorrespondingapprovedmodelessentialelementtheapprovalsystemundertheFRSA.Thisimpliesnotablythattherelevantfeatures,includingdesign,construction,material(s)themodelssubmittedforapproval,matterprinciple,mayeffectivelymanufactured.However,Applicantscanoccasionallyapplforminormodifications,notablyindicatingthatsuchwouldnecessaryaddressissues,whichhadbeenentifiedpriorfullmanufacturingstageactualusetheswimsuits(e.g.swimsuitsbreakingtooweakseams,materialtransparentwhenworn,necessityprotectsensitivepartswithliningetc.).TheSACposition:Modificationsapprovedmodelsareruleexcluded.However,minormodificationswhichaffectessentialfeaturesm

24 ayexceptionallyallowedSACbasedreasonedap
ayexceptionallyallowedSACbasedreasonedapplicationManufacturerwhenthemodification(s)appear(s)needed.guidelinonly,thefollowingelementsmaytakenintoconsiderationSAC: Theacceptancemodification(s)approvedmodelandmustremaintheexception.Themodification(s)mustnormallynecessarymustaddressactualissueexistingtheswimsuitmanufacturedmannerfullyconsistentwiththeinitiallyapprovedmodel.Subjectveryminormodifications,improvementsexistingwhicharenotjustifiedneedaddressactualissuesaffectingswimsuitmodelswhichhavebeenusewithoutraisingspecificproblemswillallowed.clarifiedthattheexceptionalacceptancemodificationsshallnotusedsubmitimprovementsapprovedswimsuitsmodels,whichareneededrelationwithactualissueexistingrelationwiththeswimsuitconsistentwiththeinitiallysubmittedswimsuitmodel.Materialimprovementsexistingmodelsarenormallysubmittedthroughnewapplicationsthecoursethenormalapprovalprocess. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016Themodification(s)musteventaffectanyessentialfeaturethemodel. Thedecisionallowthemodification(s)nottheentirediscretiontheSAC subjectanychallenge. Examplesmodificationswhichmayheldacceptable:Thereinforcementseamspreventtheswimsuitbrakewithoutchangetheseamlocations,notablythroughchangetheseamtypeknittedseamsreplacedbondedseams).Thereplacementthelaceusedtheswimsuitsampledifferentlace(forexampleflatround).Themodificationshoulderstraps:forexamplewideningthestrapsmakethemcomfortablewear.ExamplesmodificationswhichwillnormallyNOTheldacceptable:Modificationconstructionstructure(additionsuppressionseams).Modificationbasematerial.modificationtheliningwhichmayadequateforexamplepreventtransparencytheswimsuithurtsensitivepartmayhoweveracceptab(alwayssubjectobservancetestedvalues).ModificationadditionliningpreventtheswimsuittransparentrelevantpartsTheaboveappliesmutatismutandisrelationwithcapsgoggles.ForapplicationmodificationtheManufacturemustsubmitthefollowing:Referencetheapprovedmodelstake(approvalnumber); Detaileddescriptionthemodifications(togetherwithcorrespondingsketches)referencetheapprovedmodel;Providecorrespondingsample

25 (s)(includingmaterialsample(s)applicable
(s)(includingmaterialsample(s)applicable);Submitdetaileddescriptionthereason(s)justifyingthemodification(s);Explanationwhetherswimsuitsconsistentwiththeinitialapplicationhavealreadybeenuse.TheApplicantmustexpresslyconfirmthatthemodification(s)has(have)notbeenimplementedyetregardswimsuitsalreadyusemustalsoconfirmthat,casethemodification(s)(are)approved,onlythemodifiedmodelswillhenceforthmanufactureddistributed.Theapplicablelimitsregardtestedvaluesandallotherrequirementscriteriamustobservedevent.testshaveperformed(forexample,usedifferentlining),theManufacturerwillhavebearthecorrespondingcosts.Advancedpaymentthecostsmayrequiredconditionhandletheapplication.theevent,modification(s)approvedswimsuitmodel(are)acceptedSAC,thecorrespondingsampleswillkeptnewreferencefortheconcernedapprovalumber.swimsuitsconsistentwiththeinitialsubmissionareuse,theinitialsampleswillkeptwell. ��“FINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval”(RegulationsvalidforswimwearrovedwitheffectfromJanuary�� PageApprovedFINABureauAugust5,2016EXHIBITEXTRACTSTHEFINARULES(TheextractstheFINArulesareprovidedforeasereferenceonly.TheofficialtextthetextpublishedfromtimetimetheFINAofficialwebsite).SWIMWEAR(FINAGeneralRules,validJanuary29,2015)5.1Theswimwear(swimsuit,capandgoggles)allcompetitorsshallgoodmoraltasteandsuitablefortheindividualsportsdisciplinescarryanysymbolwhichmayconsideredoffensive.5.2Allswimsuitsshallnontransparent.permissibleweartwo(2)caps.5.3TherefereecompetitionhastheauthorityexcludeanycompetitorwhoseswimsuitbodysymbolscomplywiththisRule.5.4Beforeanyswimwearnewdesign,constructionmaterialusedcompetition,themanufacturersuchswimwearmustsubmittheswimwearFINAandobtainprovalFINA. SWIMWEARByLaws,approvedtheFINABureauAugust2018.1AllswimwearusedOlympicGamesFINAEvents(poolandopenwaterswimmingcompetitions)shallswimwearapprovedFINAaccordancewiththerulesandproceduressetforththeFINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval(FRSA)issuedFINAbureauandvalidthedateapproval.FollowingapprovalprocessconductedtheSwimwearApprovalCommission,listapprovedswimwearpublishedFINA(theApprovedList)eachyear.TheApprovedListpublishedeachyearbeforeecembervalidstartingfromJanuarythesubse

26 quentyear.8.2poolandopenwaterswimmingcom
quentyear.8.2poolandopenwaterswimmingcompetitionsthecompetitormustwearonlyswimsuittwopieces.additionalitems,likearmlegbandsshallregardedpartsswimsuit.Allswimsuits(includingwetsuitsforwatercompetitions)shallcomplywiththerequirementssetforththeseLawstheFRSA.8.3Forpoolswimmingcompetitionsswimsuitsformenshallnotextendabovethenavelbelowtheknee,andforwomen,shallnotcovertheneck,norextendpasttheshoulder,belowtheknee.Allswimsuitsshallmadefromtextilematerials. 8.4Foropenwaterswimmingcompetitions,withwatertemperaturefromswimsuitsformenwomenshallnotcovertheneck,extendpasttheshoulder,extendbelowtheankle.Subjectthesespecificshapespecifications,swimsuitsforwaterswimmingcompetitionsshallfurthercomplywithallotherrequirementsapplicableswimsuitsforpoolswimmingcompetition.8.5Fromthe1stJanuary2017,foropenwaterswimmingcompetitionswaterwithtemperaturebelowmenwomenmayuseeitherswimsuits(BL8.4)wetsuits.Whenthewatertemperaturebelowtheusewetsuitscompulsory.Forthepurposetheserules,wetsuitsareswimsuitsmadematerialprovidingthermalinsulation.Wetsuitsforbothmenwomenshallcompletelycovertorso,back,shouldersknees.Theyshallnotextendbeyotheneck,wristsankles.8.68.18.5applyalsofortheMastersOpenWatercompetitions.[NOTETOBL8.6:clarifiedthatswimsuits,respectivelywetsuitswhichfulfiltheshaperequirementsetforth8.3,respectively8.4and8.5(foropenwaterswimmingcompetitions)canacceptedeventheynotbearvalidFINAapprovallabelprovidedtheyeffectivelyevidentlyfulfilthematerialrequirementssetforththecurrentFINARequirementsforSwimwearApproval.Thisnotablythecaseforswimsuitsmadetraditionalpermeabletextile(i.e.openmeshmaterial)material(suchcotton,Nylon,Lycraandthelike)withapplicationsurfacetreatmentclosingtheopenmeshstructureandwetsuits,whichexpresslyfulfilsthethicknessrequirement(forexamplewetsuitthicknessprovidedmanufacturer).casedoubtthisrespectandwhennotablysuchdoubtconcernsswimsuitwetsuitusedtheoccasionWorldrecord,actualcheck theswimsuitwetsuitcanrequiredfromthecompetitorCertifyingOfficialandtheswimsuitwetsuitforwardedtheFINAOfficeforsubmissionactualcontrolallpartstherequirements.]8.7Forteameventswaterswimming,allswimmersfromthesameteammustwearthesamecolourcapswhichshallalsocomplywiththeFINArule7.1.2.