12U COMPLIANT TECHNICAL SUITS

The technical suit restrictions of 12 and under swimmers takes full effect everywhere in the USA on September 1, 2020. 

The rule states that no technical suit may be worn by any 12 and under USA Swimming athlete in a competition. However, what is the definition of a tech suit in this rule? 

  • A Technical Suit is any suit with any bonded or taped seams regardless of its fabric or silhouette or any suit with woven fabric extending past the hips.
    • If a 12 and under swimmer wants to wear a suit with legs (female short john or male jammer) that suit must have stitched seams and be a knit fabric.
    • If a 12 and under swimmer wants to wear a woven fabric suit then that suit must be in a female regular cut or a male breif. Woven suits in those styles may have bonded seams.

We have made shopping for 12 and under compliant suits super easy by listing them all here in one accessible spot. All of our tech suits that are compliant with this rule say so in the description of the suit in question.