Month: January 2023

FINA Rules update 2023

Please see Swim England statement below regarding the new FINA Rules 2023

As you may or may not be aware the new FINA/WA Swimming Rules have dropped online today. (03/01/23)

The Swim England SLG have issued the following statement, which will also be going out by the Clubs Newsletter, Swimming Officials News, to Regional Officials Coordinators for onward transmission to County Coordinators and to all County Secretaries that we have contact details for. I would be grateful if you could assist in this process by forwarding it on to your County Championship Promoters.

World Aquatics (FINA) is currently reviewing its technical rules in all disciplines. In respect of swimming, the revised rules, covering the 2023-25 period, were published on 3 January 2023. The British Swimming Swimming Officials Group will shortly circulate details of the new rules, create training materials and determine a suitable date for their implementation.

The new rules should NOT therefore be applied at swimming competitions held in England until the implementation date is determined.

County Age Group Championships should therefore be judged in their entirety under prevailing Swim England Laws, Regulations and Technical Rules of Swimming, WITHOUT reference to revised 2023-25 FINA Technical Rules.

Many thanks

Helen Akers

Swimming Leadership Group