24 Jun 2009

Australian swim coach criticises FINA turnaround on swimsuits

6:51 am on 24 June 2009

The Australian top swimming coach Alan Thompson is concerned that world records could tumble at next months world championships in Rome.

It follows the governing bodies decison to approve more than 100 body suits they had orignially banned.

FINA has agreed to let the swimmers wear the suits after the manufacturers modified the designs.

Thompson who was part of the committee that voted to ban the suits has criticised FINA's turnaround saying it may detract from the performances in the pool