Wednesday, January 05, 2011

no neoprene

The epic and glorious event that is the Rottnest Channel Swim looms.

The great day is February 26: alas, international commitments mean Rotto Bloggo will not be in (or even on) the water next month.

But we were grateful for this update from the RCSA site...

This is a notice to advise that under clause 22 of the Constitution, the Rottnest Channel Swim Association Committee at the Committee Meeting on 30 November 2010 amended By-law 1. Final confirmation of the Committee Meeting Minutes will take place at the next Committee Meeting to be held on 14 December 2010, however the Committee wishes to inform and advise Members that By-Law 1 which governs the use of swim wear and artificial swimming aids has been amended and approved to be in force with immediate effect. For ease of reference, By-Law 1 reads as follows:

In any Rottnest Channel swim attempts, no swimmer shall use or be assisted by artificial aids of any manner. Swimmers are permitted to grease the body before a swim, use goggles, wear a maximum of two caps, nose clip and earplugs. Swimmers must wear one bathing suit that does not contain neoprene, rubber or any other material that aids buoyancy and complies with FINA’s Rules for Open Water Swimming with the exception that until 28 February 2012 the bathing suit may be a swim skin of any brand, or the pointzero3 or nero swim suit made by Blueseventy. In addition to one bathing suit that complies with this rule, swimmers may wear one rash vest or stinger suit made of porous textile material (such as nylon or lycra), which does not extend beyond the ankles, the neck or the wrist.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Hi David
    Very impressed with your interest in all things associated with the iconic Rottnest Channel Swim Crossing - keep up the fantastic work!