modification of the racing start rule (103.2.2).

 03/19/2009: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In an effort to ensure the safest environment for young swimmers, the USA Swimming Board of Directors voted Monday to modify the racing start rule (103.2.2). The rule, which provides that racing starts should only be taught in at least six feet of water, has been modified to further clarify that racing starts should only be taught under the direct supervision of a USA Swimming member coach, and to expand the definition of teaching racing starts to make clear that no swimmer who has not been certified as proficient by his or her coach should be performing racing starts into less than six feet of water. Read the entire posting on the USA Swimming web site.