SWIMMING RULES

SWIMMING RULES

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GUIDING BODIES

United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele. (858) 571-9919; FAX: (858) 571-1641; E-mail: uspfcinfo@cpaf.org

United States Masters Swimming Rules & Regulations One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Tele: (719) 866-4578; FAX: (719) 578-4669
website: www.usaswimming.org

EVENTS

INDIVIDUAL:
50 Yard Freestyle

50 Yard Backstroke 50 Yard Butterfly
50 Yard Breaststroke 100 Yard Freestyle 100 Yard Backstroke

4-PERSON TEAM:
200 Yard Freestyle Relay

200 Yard Medley Relay

200 Yard Mixed Freestyle Relay 200 Yard Mixed Medley Relay

100 Yard Butterfly
100 Yard Breaststroke
100 Yard Individual Medley 200 Yard Freestyle
200 Yard Individual Medley 500 Yard Freestyle
1000 Yard Freestyle

 

“Mixed” relay teams must have at least one male & one female.

NOTE: Five (5) events is the maximum (excluding relays) number of events that a competitor may enter.

AGE CATEGORIES: in individual swimming events, competitors shall compete within their actual age category ONLY.

Men’s and Women’s individual events will be offered in the following age categories: 18 – 29

30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 – 79
80+ (men’s competition only)

Relay events will be offered in the following age categories: 18+

30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+

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OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator: The swimming coordinator must have experience in the sport. Meet referee
Starter
Clerk of the course

Chief timer: responsible for recruiting timers and runners prior to the meet and supervising these people during the meet.
Lane timers
Announcer

Timing Equipment Operators Runners

MEDICAL

At a minimum appropriate medical personnel shall be equipped with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and located at pool side throughout the swimming competition. Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit, must also be on site.

Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.

FACILITY

Pool: 25 or 50 yard or 50 meter pool with eight or more marked lanes, designed for competitive swimming. Dressing and shower facilities must be available.

Swimming venue should include a warm up area.

EQUIPMENT
Lane lines, starting blocks, lap cards, bleachers, chairs and tables for officials.
Electronic timing with touch pad and print out. Stopwatches on each lane are required as backup. P/A system loud enough to be heard throughout the pool area.

SCHEDULE/SCORING
Scratches will be accepted until the meet begins.

Try to refrain from having heats of fewer than four swimmers. If enough scratches occur in successive heats, combine heats to provide better competition and speed up the meet.

Seeding: If possible, use previous USPFC results to seed first (1st) through third (3rd) place in the final heats. Other swimmers who submit times will be seeded accordingly. Swimmers that do not submit a time will be placed in the remaining heats by means of an open draw.

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MEET TYPE:

No-Preliminary Meet

All swimmers compete against the clock.
If there are multiple heats, they will serve as finals.

GENERAL SPORT RULES for Swimming

MANDATORY SCRATCH MEETING: A scratch meeting shall be scheduled the day before swimming begins. The “Date, Time and Place” shall be published in the entry book and confirmation letter. This scratch meeting shall be held in close proximity to the USPFC registration area.

NO CHANGES, OR ADDS FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS SCRATCH MEETING.

This scratch meeting is MANDATORY for the following swimmers and relay team captains.

1) All relay team captains (Exception: If a relay team has preregistered and arrives at the blocks exactly as preregistered with the four team members eligible and present, this meeting is recommended but not mandatory.

2) All registered swimmers who wish to swim on a relay but have not registered on a team. Note: If a swimmer wishes to swim on a relay, they should preregister for that relay as a “pool entry” on their original entry form. Preregistered “pool entries” will be given preference at this meeting. Any swimmer that has not preregistered as a “pool entry” and is placed on a relay team at this scratch meeting will be required to immediately go to USPFC registration and register and pay for that relay entry, and return to the scratch meeting with that documentation. This is the swimmers responsibility.

3) All swimmers who wish to change add or drop any individual event. These swimmers shall bring documentation to the scratch meeting from USPFC registration showing they have changed or added an individual event and paid the appropriate fees.

At the conclusion of this scratch meeting, no other changes or adds will be allowed. At the discretion of the director of swimming, pool-side registration may be allowed for relay teams only.

A program of events with swimmers and heat numbers shall be distributed or posted for competitors and spectators prior to the event. Do not publish an assigned time for each heat/event, as heats may be combined and the overall schedule shortened.

Practice: It is beneficial to schedule a practice session in conjunction with the mandatory scratch meeting to allow swimmers to familiarize themselves with pool conditions.

An abbreviated order of events shall be printed in the entry booklet, using the order of events that follows. Note: This will help competitors decide which events to enter.

Note: PRE-REGISTERED SWIMMERS WITH NO CHANGES/ADDITIONS NEED NOT

ATTEND THE MANDATORY MEETING!

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AWARDS

A maximum of 266 sets of medals (1st through 3rd) for individual events and 48 sets of medals (1st through 3rd) for relay events will be required. USPFC will advise you of the actual number of sets needed based on the total entries, plus a reasonable margin for ties.

ATTENTION COORDINATORS
THE USPFC GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.

YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.

PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT

The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.

The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.

PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.

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USPFC – ORDER OF EVENTS

Each heat will begin with the oldest swimmers and will end with the youngest swimmers. Each heat will alternate between the women and men and will begin with the men’s event 80+.

Example:

EVENT
200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley

200 Individual Medley 200 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
50 Breaststroke

200 Freestyle Relay 50 Freestyle
1000 Freestyle
100 Backstroke

50 Butterfly
100 Breaststroke
200 Medley Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Medley Relay Mixed 100 Freestyle
100 Individual Medley
50 Backstroke
200 Freestyle Mixed Relay

DIVISION Men’s 80+ Women’s 70-79 Men’s 70-79 Women’s 60-69 Men’s 60-69 Women’s 50-59 Men’s 50-59 Women’s 40-49 Men’s 40-49 Women’s 30-39 Men’s 30-39 Women’s 18-29 Men’s 18-29

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