We at Second Skins are the only manufacturers on the African continent that manufactures (FINA approved) swimwear. But what does that mean to you, our customer? What is FINA? Why do you need a FINA approved suit?
FINA is the international governing body of swimming. That means that all rules and regulations that we as swimmers have to adhere to. they’re responsible for, as well as the governing and regulation of competitions in all kinds of swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and masters competition events. They are there to ensure that all swimmers have an equal opportunity when it comes to competition and that no one has an unfair advantage. Their regulations also ensures all swimming competitions run to a standardised set of rules across the world and keep everything fair by co-ordinating with national swimming bodies such as the ASA and Swimming South Africa.
FINA also regulates and governs swimwear and swimsuits worn in competitions at a national and international level. Basically what it means is that we as manufacturer, have a set of guidelines, approved globally by FINA, that we have to adhere to when manufacturing. If you are not in a (FINA approved) suit when competing in a FINA event, your time and result will not be official. And that sucks! All that hard work for nothing.