September 20, 2017
IMPORTANT---EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
During the July 21st FINA Swimming Technical Congress in Budapest, Hungary, the Congress adopted a change to medley swimming rules regarding required body position. For the freestyle distance, the change permits the swimmer to be past vertical towards the back when executing a turn - including after the feet have left the wall. The rule requires that the swimmer’s body must return to the breast before any kick or stroke.
You may see the memo from Jay Thomas, Chair Rules & Regulations, here.
If you have any further questions, please contact Sandy Drake.