'Decency' rule nixed after Dimond swimmer disqualified

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A bathing suit decency rule that disqualified a Dimond High School swimmer has been eliminated.

    KTVA reports the Alaska School Activities Association board voted Tuesday to remove penalties for swim uniforms that officials deemed “not of decent appearance."

    A 17-year-old swimmer from Dimond High School in Anchorage was disqualified in September because a race judge ruled that her school-issued swimsuit did not meet modesty requirements.

    The judge who made the decision faced calls for decertification.

    The Anchorage School District investigated the incident and concluded that the disqualification was discriminatory.

    The judge has said she was unfairly labeled as biased. ASAA announced last month that the judge will not be decertified.

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