1. Exemption requests must specifically purpose for seeking an exemption and any pertinent supporting documentation.
2. Exemptions will only be granted for the swimsuit coverage requirements. An exemption may be granted for: (1) a swimsuit that covers less or more of the body than permitted under 102.8.1B; or (2) the use of a separate garment worn underneath a regular swimsuit. A swimsuit or garment for which an exemption has been granted must meet all other swimsuit technical requirements established by FINA, including, but not limited to, the prohibition against the use of zippers or other fastening devices, the requirement that the swimsuit be made of full textile materials and the requirement that the suit not give the swimmer a competitive advantage.
3. All exemptions are effective only for the calendar year in which they are granted and must be renewed annually using the procedures provided herein.
4. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to present a copy of the exemption letter to the meet referee prior to the start of the meet in which the swimmer intends to participate.