Sports Briefing - Swimming - Panel Seeks Modified Suit Designs - NYTimes.com
FINA, swimming's governing body, rejected 10 high-tech racing suits and approved 202 others Tuesday for the world championships in July. FINA said its panel sent 136 models back to the manufacturers, who have 30 days to submit modified designs.
The approved list did not include the polyurethane suits worn by the French freestylers Frederick Bousquet and Alain Bernard when they set unofficial world records last month. Bousquet wore an Italian Jaked 01 model during the fastest men's 50-meter freestyle, and Bernard wore Arena's X-Glide suit in the 100.