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12/1/21 – Swimming & Diving Uniform Reminder

December 2, 2021 Swimming Blog Updates


The KHSAA office has received some inquiries from coaches and officials about NFHS Swimming uniform Rule 3-3-3 and wanted to send out a note to clarify. Rule 3-3-3 states: 

The uniform consists of a suit and, if worn, cap(s). 

  1. The suit or cap(s) may display the competitor’s name, school name, school nickname and/or the school logo. 
  2. Advertising or name other than that permitted in 3-3-3c is prohibited. 
  3. A single visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference, no more than 2 1/4 square inches with no dimension more than 2 1/4 inches is permitted on each item of the uniform [suit and cap(s)]. 
  4. One American flag, not to exceed 2 inches by 3 inches, maybe worn or occupy space on each item of uniform apparel. By state association adoption, to allow for special occasions, commemorative or memorial patches, not to exceed 4 square inches may be worn on the uniform without compromising its integrity. 
  1. NOTE: The FINA mark, individual barcode and/or the USA Swimming approved checkmark logo on certain suits designating that the suit has been approve for FINA and/or USA Swimming competition is not considered to be a second manufacturer’s logo nore a form of advertising. Such suits with a FINA marking and/or checkmark, if otherwise legal, shall be legal for NFHS (and KHSAA) competition. 

Wearing any caps that have additional wording (i.e. “State Team”, “Varsity Team”) is not legal within this rule and is not acceptable even if it meets the size standard. 



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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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