The Swim England Swimming Leadership Group have issued the following statement:-
“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.”
Once the informtion is available it will be disseminated to licensed and J1 trainee officials via online video sessions and also presentations at the county age group competitions. Licensed Officials are remind that this is a mandatory element for relicensing.