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3-3-2 Clarifies the penalties for a swimmer or diver wearing illegal attire such as an illegal cap and separates these penalties from the penalty for illegal construction of a swimming suit.
Rationale: Clearly states the penalty for the wearing of illegal attire is separate from an illegal suit. Previously, a specific penalty was not associated with this violation.
3-3-4 Tape is permitted to treat a documented medical condition providing the meet referee is presented with signed documentation from an appropriate health-care professional prior to the start of competition.
Rationale: Establishes a procedure, by rule, to follow at the local level when a competitor needs to use tape. The procedure does not require individual state association action.
8-2-1f The initiation of the turning action in the backstroke may be initiated by an upward or downward, underwater movement of the head.
Rationale: A swimmer may lift the head to begin the rotation necessary to begin a flip turn. The addition of the word “upward” provides clarification for legality of the turn and will avoid unwarranted disqualifications.
8-2-2c On the start or turn, the initiation of the arm stroke shall be accomplished by a discernible horizontal separation of the hands.
Rationale: More clearly defines the initiation of the stroke as a discernible horizontal separation of the hands. This will assist in greater consistency while judging the beginning of the breaststroke.
9-2-2 The order of divers in a championship meet is determined by the meet director using a seeding method based on scores or by lot. With no action from the meet director, the default method for determining the order of diving in a championship meet is by lot.
Rationale: The rule should include the standard method (default method) for determining the order of the diving competition absent any action by the meet director.
3-3-3c Changed the Note regarding the wearing of a suit with the FINA mark to a part of the rule.
9-5-2 Additional steps, hops, leaps and/or jumps may occur during the diver’s initial steps and before the culminating hurdle in the forward approach.
Appendix B Suggested protocol for electronic relay judging equipment specifies when the relay takeoff judge’s observation shall be considered to confirm a disqualification
3-3-3a, 3-5-3, 4-1-4, 9-4
1. Shaving on site and sports hygiene
2. Suits with FINA barcode
3. Relay team attire may be adjusted to become legal
Rule 3-2-1a: Exhibition
(1) There must be prior written mutual agreement among the involved schools. This must be facilitated prior to the day of the meet.
(2) Officials should be informed that the meet will include exhibition performances and in what events. The notification should be prior to the day of the meet.
(3) The number of individual exhibition entries in an event should not exceed the maximum allowed for the meet. If a school is allowed three entries per individual event, the maximum allowed for exhibition is three.
(4) Exhibition performances should not adversely affect the length of the meet.
Rule 3-2 PEN: For competing without submitting an entry card (sign-up sheet), the competitor or relay team shall be disqualified from that event only. Other legally entered competitors or relay teams from that same school will not be penalized.
Rule 3-2-3: In dual meets, the entries for the varsity event become official and no changes will be allowed upon the start of the JV event which precedes it. Coaches and officials may elect to use another system if agreed to prior to the start of the meet.
Rule 3-2-4: When it is noted a heat is missing a contestant, the meet referee will hold that heat until the situation can be resolved. The involved contestant must be charged with a false start for delay of the meet for that event, but shall be allowed further competition in the meet.
Rule 5-1-1: The length of events may be modified for nonvarsity competition and invitational meets.
Rule 8-1-3: In all meets (championship and nonchampionship) there must be dual confirmation of a false start by the referee and starter before a school swimmer or relay team is disqualified.
Rule 8-3-5: In all championship meets having at least three officials, there must be dual confirmation of relay takeoffs before a school swimmer or relay team is disqualified.
Rule 9-1-1: Diving Competition
(1) Diving competition will be allowed only in facilities with a water depth of 10 or more feet, 2-5 feet in front of the end of the board. NOTE: Pools remodeled or constructed after January, 1987 must have a water depth of 12 or more feet.
(2) Diving competition will be conducted on one meter boards only.
(3) If a host school cannot conduct diving competition because of the water depth, the following options are available: (a) With prior mutual consent, conduct diving at an alternate site and add diving points to total meet score. (b) No diving competition - points are lost to the meet. Total team score from 11 swimming events only. NOTE: A break of at least 15 minutes, including at least 10 minutes in water, must be taken during the normal diving event unless there is mutual agreement of all involved schools to shorten.
(4) If a host school can conduct diving, but is competing with schools which do not sponsor diving because of illegal facilities, the conference (if a conference meet) or the meet contract (if a nonconference meet) shall determine if diving will be scored. If diving is not conducted, the length of the break needs to be determined.
(5) If a school, however, has a legal facility but is not sponsoring diving because of lack of a coach or athletes, diving must be conducted in meets with schools sponsoring diving and appropriate points for diving forfeited to opponent(s).
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