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As the National Governing Body for the sport of Swimming, USA Swimming is responsible for setting the rules and regulations... Read More
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    As the National Governing Body for the sport of Swimming, USA Swimming is responsible for setting the rules and regulations governing competitive swimming. The USA Swimming 2020 Rulebook is the official publication of USA Swimming. Changes to the rulebook are made on a yearly basis following the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention. These changes include any new legislation, revisions, and updates as voted on by the House of Delegates.


    • Reflective of all the latest changes to USA Swimming Rules and Regulations.
    • Any proposed changes to USA Swimming Rules and Regulations should be submitted to both the Chair and Secretary of the USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee in accordance with Article 511.
    • Questions regarding USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, or any of the interpretations, may be directed to the Chair of the USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee, Clark Hammond.

    MAJOR LEGISLATION AND RULE CHANGES FOR 2020 (currently effective except as otherwise noted)

    1. The Zone Board of Review structure was eliminated and jurisdiction was extended to the National Board of Review. (Various Articles and LSC Bylaws)
    2. USA Swimming s Rules were aligned with the U.S. Center for SafeSport s required Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. (Various Articles)
    3. Therapeutic elastic tape was specifically prohibited. (Article 102.8.1 E) [Effective May 1, 2020]
    4. Three separate advertising logos are now permitted on swimsuits, caps and goggles. (Article 102.8.3 A (1), (2) & (3))
    5. For Observed Swims, the rule was eased to permit observers to simply be in a position on deck where they can properly observe the swims. (Article 202.8.4)
    6. The 120 day rule was clarified. (Article 203.3)
    7. The national scratch rule was changed to permit re-entry into the remainder of the day s events of a swimmer who failed to show up in a preliminary heat. (Article 207.11.6)
    8. The definition of a swimmer s age for Zone Open Water Championships was changed. (Article 701.2)


    • Material(s): Paper
    • Dimensions: Full size - 5.375" x 8.375"
    • Includes: (1) rulebook
    • Country of Origin: Imported

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USA Swimming

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. They promote the culture of swimming by creating safe and healthy opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. The 400,000+ membership is comprised of swimmers of every age and ability, all the way up to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches, officials and volunteers. The NGB is also responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition, including the Olympic Games, and administer competitive swimming in accordance with the Ted Stevens Olympic & Amateur Sports Act. USA Swimming seeks to inspire and enable others to achieve success both in the sport of swimming and in life.