Expanded Speedo Response to FINA Dubai Charter
"Yes, we are confident that all our products comply with both the 2009 and proposed 2010 rules. In the case of buoyancy, for example, we have tested all our elite suits using independent external experts for many years and welcome FINA's move to introduce a universal buoyancy requirement, as we do not believe suits should be used as a floatation aid. Similarly, the move to ban multiple suits and to limit the extent of non-permeable coverage is applauded. Multiple suits can create air pockets and create buoyancy, and suits using all-over non-permeable material can similarly trap air and create buoyancy. Using limited panels of non-permeable material in a tight fitting suit cannot be used to trap air. While we do not release our internal test data for reasons of confidentiality, we are confident our products meet the requirements laid out and are busy working towards London 2012, as always within the guidelines laid out by FINA."