Memo regarding the use of therapeutic tape:
102.12.1E (governing pool events) says that "Any kind of tape worn on the body is not
permitted unless approved by
the referee". USMS rule 303.7.3
C (governing long distance and open water
event) also says that "Any kind of tape worn on the body is not perm
itted unless approved by the referee"
Therefore, to provide clearer guidance for officials, the following interpretation is issued jointly by the USMS Rules Committee and USMS Long Distance Committee.