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Effective May 7, Three Arena Suits No Longer Legal

Information for competitors regarding three Arena suits

USMS | May 7, 2013

Arena has waived FINA approval of three of its Powerskin Carbon Pro suits. Effective May 7, in accordance with USMS article 102.12.1D, Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro suits bearing the following FINA approval codes (found on the FINA stamp on the back of each suit) will no longer be allowed in USMS pool competition: AR220993 (women's), AR220994 (women's), and AR141364 (men's).  An Arena representative will be at Nationals in Indianapolis to assist affected swimmers with exchanging the suits. All other affected swimmers should visit Arena Support or Arena's FAQ page, or contact Jamie Olsen at Arena for information about exchanging suits.

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U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 2,000 adult swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS’s nearly 65,000 members range from age 18 to 99 and include swimmers of all ability levels. The nonprofit also trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly eNewsletters, and technique articles and videos at usms.org.

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