INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations has banned high-tech swimsuits that it said have been linked to record performances in recent years.
The federation’s board on Tuesday adopted a recommendation from the group’s swimming and diving rules committee to ban high-tech suits for high school competition, effective immediately.
The new rule limits swimmers to one swimsuit constructed of a woven/knit textile material that’s permeable to water and air, and doesn’t aid buoyancy and doesn’t have zippers or other fastening systems.
Suits for males can’t extend above the waist or below the top of the kneecap. For females, suits cannot extend beyond the shoulders or below the top of the kneecap.