As of May 1, 2016, USA Swimming has a rule change affecting Timing Adjustment Procedures going forward. The new rule affects how Admin Officials, Referees, and Scoring Operators are to handle Lane Malfunctions going forward. Colleen Gillan – North Carolina’s Officials Training Coordinator put together a handy Quick Guide to USA Swimming Timing Adjustments Rule Change to help answer any questions.
Remember that the rule goes into effect as of May 1, 2016 so all meets going forward will be subject to the new rule change. The rule just affects how Lane Malfunction are handled. The procedure for handling Heat Malfunctions will not change.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Zone Reps.