September 20, 2017
MEDLEY RULE CHANGE
Re: USA Swimming Rule 101.6 – 101.7 – Medley Swimming
1. 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.
2. Effective September 21, USA Swimming will modify USA Swimming rules as follows: