High-tech swimsuits will be banned, with only conventional swimming costumes allowed.
Byron Winter Whales, which organises the event, has ruled costumes cannot contain neoprene, or any other high-tech material which supports flotation.
For the men, it will be ‘budgie smugglers’ only, with nothing covering arms or legs.
For the ladies, it’s either one or two-piece swimsuits, again without any and arm or leg covering.
However, ‘rashies’ worn to protect against the sun and stingers are OK, but can’t contain any high-tech material.
Swimmers who want to use aids like fins or snorkels can do so, but they will not be eligible for prizes and can’t qualify as an official place-getter.
The Big Swim is set down for Sunday, May 3.
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