- During the July 21st FINA Swimming Technical Congress in Budapest, Hungary, the Congress adopted a change to medley swimming rules regarding required body position. For the freestyle distance, the change permits the swimmer to be past vertical towards the back when executing a turn – including after the feet have left the wall. The rule requires that the swimmer’s body must return to the breast before any kick or stroke.
- Effective September 21, USA Swimming will modify USA Swimming rules as follows:
Please see attached memo regarding Medley Rules Change