FINA’s initially recognized “World Record” in the short course event. Records can be set at intermediate distances in an individual race and for the first leg guinness world records list in pdf a relay race.
February 2008 until December 2009. Rome, the international governing body for five Olympic aquatic sports voted to ban the use of bodysuits and all suits made of non-textile materials starting 1 January 2010. On 25 July 2013 FINA Technical Swimming Congress voted to allow world records in the long course mixed 400 free relay and mixed 400 medley relay, as well as in six events in short course meters: the mixed 200 medley and 200 free relays, as well as the men’s and women’s 200 free relays and the men’s and women’s 200 medley relays. In October 2013 FINA decided to establish “standards” before something can be recognized as the first World Record in these events. But later on 13 March 2014 FINA has officially ratified the eight world records set by Indiana University swimmers at the IU Relay Rally held on 26 September 2013 in Bloomington.