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Latest News
Updated Rules Change Interpretation for Breaststroke and Butterfly.


January 21, 2014

TO: Head Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coaches and Conference Commissioners.

FROM: Brian Gordon, secretary-rules editor
NCAA Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Rules Committee.

SUBJECT: Updated Rules Change Interpretation for Breaststroke and Butterfly.

With the publishing of the new NCAA Swimming & Diving Rules Book this fall, there were significant changes made to the NCAA playing rules relating to breaststroke. There was also a corresponding rule change that affects the butterfly.

After working jointly with FINA, the international swimming federation, and USA Swimming regarding consistency in language and application of the new breaststroke and butterfly rules, an interpretation was issued on October 15, 2013 clarifying these new rules.

After further dialogue, both FINA and USA Swimming have modified their interpretation and the NCAA is doing so as well. As of todayís date, January 21, the October 15 interpretation is modified with the picture below illustrating the correct application of NCAA Rule 2-2-2-e and NCAA Rule 2-2-3-e.

As always if you have any questions or need for interpretation, please feel free to contact me directly at bgordon637@aol.com or 518/944-3941.


cc: NCAA Menís and Womenís Swimming and Diving Rules Committee
Selected NCAA Staff


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