What are the rules and regulations for swimming?

What are the rules and regulations for swimming?

Stroke: Arm movements must occur simultaneously and stay horizontal. Swimmers push their hands forward from the breast and must not pull them past the hip line. A swimmer’s head must break the water for every stroke. Kick: Swimmers can perform a single butterfly kick at the start and after each turn.

How do Olympic swimmers get disqualified?

Officials may disqualify a swimmer who fails to report to the starting platform prepared to swim at the start of his scheduled heat. Any swimmer who intentionally delays the start of a race or who willfully ignores or disobeys the orders of officials may also receive a disqualification.

What are the rules in swimming competitions?

Quick Rules for Competitive Swimming

  • Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Medley must start with a dive.
  • Whistle: step onto the starting block (or side of the pool)
  • Backstroke and Medley Relay:
  • Whistle: get into the water and return to the wall.
  • “Take your Marks”: Get into starting position.

What is heat in Olympics swimming?

Heat: When an event has more swimmers entered than available lanes, as is usually the case, there are multiple heats of the event. Heat Sheet: This is the official schedule of swimmers in their assigned events, heats and lanes drawn up by the coaches.

How deep is the Olympic pool?


Physical property Specified value
Depth 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in) minimum, 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in) recommended.
Number of lanes 10
Lane width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Water temperature 25–28 °C (77–82 °F)

How long can you swim underwater in a race?

According to FINA, no swimmer may travel more than 15 meters (16.4 yards) off of a start or turn in the backstroke, butterfly and freestyle underwater.

What does DNS mean in swimming?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Distressed swimmer or distressed non-swimmer (DNS) is a term used by the Life Saving Society of Canada to describe a particular swimming victim type.