Can I wear gloves during the swim?

Gloves are illegal equipment. The exceptions to the rule, are when the swim is wetsuit mandatory or if an athlete has a medical exemption (such as Raynaud’s Disease). A doctor’s note providing proof of diagnoses is required and must be presented to the head referee. The gloves may not aid in propulsion (e.g. webbing between fingers) and may be inspected for legality by the head referee.