Independent Swimwear Expert


The Independent Swimwear Expert is appointed by the World Aquatics Bureau.

The Independent Swimwear Expert shall develop and propose uniform principles and directions for the approval of new advancements in the field of competition equipment.

The Independent Swimwear Expert will have the following responsibilities and authority:

  • to check if the swimwear complies with the technical requirements of these Regulations, and the Technical & Approval Implementing Rules for Swimwear, in cooperation with the testing laboratory;
  • to approve the application submitted by the manufacturers;
  • to provide expertise to the World Aquatics Office; and
  • any other matter related to Swimwear