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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

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May 2010


Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

JUDGE OF STROKE, INSPECTOR OF TURNS & HEAD LANE TIMEKEEPER

  • The National Officials Committee wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Swim Alberta officials and the Ontario Swimming Officials Association in the development of this presentation


Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

This clinic includes the following:

  • Function of Judge of Stroke

  • Function of Inspector of Turns

  • Filling out the Card or Infraction Form

  • Head Lane Timer

  • Overview of all Strokes

  • Individual Medley

  • Relay

  • Questionnaire

May 2010


Infraction vs disqualification

Infraction vs Disqualification

  • Infraction Report: made by an official who is qualified to judge strokes and turns, assigned to that duty, and in the proper position to observe the swimmer in his assigned area.

  • Disqualification: made by the Referee, if an infraction report is accepted. If a PARA swimmer the Technical Official must agree.

May 2010


Swimmers with a disability para

Swimmers with a Disability (PARA)

  • Swimmers’ classification and exceptions allow exceptions to some rule requirements.

  • When a Technical Official (TO), (educated in correctly judging PARA swimming), is available, he/she must approve all disqualifications of PARA swimmers.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

The Judge of Stroke

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Function of Judge of Stroke

  • Inspect the technique of the competitor

    • Observe the turns and the finishes to assist the inspector of turns.

  • Note all infractions, and report the infractions according to the process defined for that meet:

    • Inform Referee and if a PARA swimmer the Technical Official (TO).

    • If so instructed by the Referee inform the competitor and/or coach within 15 minutes of the completion of the heat.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Judge of Stroke

Judge of Stroke

Inspector of Turns

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Function of Inspector of Turns

  • Observe the swimmer,

    • Commencing from the beginning of the last armstroke before touching and ending with the completion of the first armstroke after turning

  • Note all infractions, report the infractions according to the process defined for that meet:

    • Inform Referee and if a PARA swimmer the Technical Official (TO).

    • If so instructed by the Referee inform the competitor and/or coach within 15 minutes of the completion of the heat.

  • May be assigned extra duty of judging relay take-over.

May 2010


Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Judge of Stroke

Inspector of Turns

Judge of Stroke

However …you may be required to judge both the stroke & turns

May 2010


Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

When serving as both you should be positioned to move between the side and the end ofthe pool.

Judge of Strokes and Inspector of Turns

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

More typical is to find Inspector of Turns observing the turn end of the pool.

Inspector of Turns

Should watch a complete turn one lane at a time.

Insure that you saw the infraction.

May 2010


Filling out the card

DQ

Filling out the Card

Write DQ clearly across the front of the card.

May 2010


Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

1:25 pm

Non-simultaneous touch at the turn

at 50 m

Bob Marley

Hand-out the Quick Reference Infraction Card

On the back of the card;

Write the time of the occurrence

Write the distance at which the infraction occurred

Use correct wording to describe the infraction

Sign the card; Print Your Name

May 2010


Disqualification form

Disqualification Form

  • At Cardless Meets,

    • Typically a form with specific locations to be completed including:

      • The event number

      • The heat number

      • The lane number

      • Swimmer’s name, not used at Nationals or Trials)

      • The time of the occurrence

      • The distance at which the potential DQ occurred

      • Use correct wording to describe the potentialDQ

      • Sign the card

    • Present to Referee and TO if a PARA swimmer

    • Ensure swimmer or coach has been told

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

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Judge of Stroke

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Head lane timekeeper hlt

Head Lane Timekeeper (HLT)

  • Official acting as a Timekeeper, who is also Strokes and Turns qualified.

  • Responsibilities:

    • Checking swimmer’s name for each heat.

    • Checking the swimmers are competing in relays in the order stated on the card or lane sheet.

    • Taking splits – ensuring that at least 2 times (splits) are taken on the first leg of a relay.

    • Ringing the bell on distance events.

    • Observe turns.

    • Judge relay take-over.

These are

duties

which

the HLT

may

assign

prior to the

start of the

meet.

These duties remain the responsibility of the HLT

May 2010


Head lane timer

Head Lane Timer

  • Additional Responsibilities

    • Ensuring no one touches the timing pads

    • Ensure at least 2 manual times are collected for swimmers in senior events and for swimmers with disabilities (Records can be set within age groups or classifications)

    • Long Distance Events (800m and 1500m events)

      • Verify completed lengths with Chief Timer

      • Ensure split time for each lap is recorded

      • Bell is rung

        • With 2 lengths + 5 meters remaining

        • Over the right hand lane marker

        • Continuously from wall approach to the backstroke flags

May 2010


Did you know

Did you know?

  • A swimmer may,

  • Stop and stand on the bottom of the pool only in freestyle

  • Hang on to the lane rope (to catch their breath) only in freestyle

  • A swimmer must remain and finish the race in the same lane in which he/she started

May 2010


However

However,

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  • A swimmer may not,

    • Walk on the bottom of the pool

    • Push off from the bottom of the pool

    • Pull on the lane markers

    • Tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the FINA Sports Medicine Committee or in the case of a PARA swimmer, by the Technical Official

May 2010


Overview of all strokes

Overview of all Strokes

The Start

The Stroke

The Turn

May 2010


Free breast fly and im starts

Free, Breast, Fly and IM Starts

  • With a dive from the starting platform.

  • From the side of the pool if not deep enough.

  • PARA and Master swimmers from on the platforms, beside the platforms, or in the water with one hand in contact with the end of the pool.

May 2010


Breaststroke sw 7

Breaststroke SW 7

The Start

  • After the start & each turn ONE arm stroke is allowed past the hips.

  • The head must break the surface of the water by the time the arms have reached the widest part of the second arm pull.

  • After the start a swimmer MAY, during the first arm pull, take a single butterfly kick followed by a breaststroke kick, during which the swimmer MAY be completely submerged.

May 2010


Breaststroke

Breaststroke

The Stroke

Each stroke cycle must contain one pull and one kick in that order.

During each cycle some part of the swimmer’s head must break the surface of the water.

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Breaststroke1

Breaststroke

The Stroke

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Breaststroke2

Breaststroke

The Stroke

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Breaststroke3

Breaststroke

The Stroke

The elbows shall be under the water except for….

… the final stroke before the turn, during the turn and for the final stroke at the finish.

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Breaststroke4

Breaststroke

The Stroke

During each cycle some part of the head shall break the surface of the water

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Breaststroke5

Breaststroke

The Stroke

The feet must be turned outward in the propulsive part of the kick

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Breaststroke6

Breaststroke

The Stroke

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Breaststroke7

Breaststroke

The Stroke

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Breaststroke8

Breaststroke

The Stroke

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Breaststroke9

Breaststroke

The Stroke

All movements of the arms are simultaneous and in the same horizontal plane.

One more time …

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Breaststroke10

Breaststroke

The Turn

The touch shall be a simultaneous two hand touch.

Head may be submerged.

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Breaststroke11

Breaststroke

The Turn

After the turn a swimmer may, during the first arm pull, take a single butterfly kick followed by a breaststroke kick, the swimmer may be completely submerged.

NO alternating movement.

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Breaststroke12

Breaststroke

If you have an internet connection you

can bring up a you tube video by placing your mouse over the link below and pressing the left mouse button

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Questions?

May 2010


Backstroke sw 6

Backstroke SW 6

The Start

The swimmer is in the water facing the start end

Some part of the head must break the surface by the 15m mark after the start or turn.

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Backstroke

Legal

Legal

Legal

Not Legal

Backstroke

The Stroke

NO movement beyond 90 degree vertical.

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Backstroke1

Backstroke

The Turn

At the turn, the swimmer may touch on the back and MUST leave on the back.

… OR the swimmer may roll onto the breast, use a CONTINUOUS single or double arm pull to initiate the turn

Kicking into the turn is allowed

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Backstroke2

Backstroke

The Turn

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Backstroke3

Backstroke

The Turn

When executing the turn, there must be a touch of the wall with some part of the body.

The swimmer must leave on their back.

On the back is less then 90 degrees.

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Backstroke4

Backstroke

The Finish

At the finish of the race the swimmer MUST touch the wall while on the back.

The body may be submerged at the touch.

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Backstroke5

Backstroke

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Questions?

May 2010


Butterfly sw 8

Butterfly SW 8

The Start

The swimmer is allowed to take no more than one arm pull while totally submerged. This must bring the swimmer to the surface.

There is no limit to the number of leg kicks allowed off the start and at each turn

May 2010


Butterfly

Butterfly

The Stroke

Some part of the head must break the surface of the water by 15 m after the start & each turn

Both arms must be brought forward together over the water and brought backward simultaneously throughout the race.

May 2010


Butterfly1

Butterfly

The Stroke

All up and down movements of the legs must be simultaneous.

The position of the legs or feet need not be on the same level, but they shall not alternate in relation to each other.

May 2010


Butterfly2

Butterfly

The Stroke - Arms

Arm recovery is

over the general water level.

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Butterfly3

Butterfly

The Stroke - Arms

Arm Recovery is not

over the water.

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Butterfly4

One leg is allowed to be carried higher than the other.

Butterfly

The Stroke - Legs

The butterfly kick is the only legal kick

PARA & Master Swimmers:

Breaststroke kick is allowed

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Butterfly5

Butterfly

The Stroke – Legs

Alternating kick (flutter)

is not allowed.

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Butterfly6

Do it again?

Butterfly

The Turn

Must make a two hand, simultaneous touch.

This picture shows an underwater recovery which is NOT permitted

Arms must be recovered over the water on the touch.

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Butterfly7

Butterfly

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placing your mouse over the link below and pressing the left mouse button

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Questions?

May 2010


Freestyle sw 5

Freestyle SW 5

The Start

Some part of the head must have broken the surface by the 15m mark after the start or turn.

The Stroke

the swimmer may swim any style or combination – the stroke is judged as a freestyle stroke.

Some part of the swimmer must break the surface throughout the race.

May 2010


Freestyle

Freestyle

The Turn

The swimmer must touch the end wall with some part of the body during the turn.

May 2010


Freestyle1

Freestyle

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Questions?

May 2010


Individual medley sw 9 1

Fly

Back

Breast

Free

Individual Medley SW 9.1

The strokes must be swum in proper sequence.

All strokes, turns and finishes must be performed within the rules assigned to that stroke.

Free must be any stroke other then fly, back or breast

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Medley relay sw 9 2

Fly

Back

Breast

Free

Medley Relay SW 9.2

The swimmers must swim in proper order & strokes sequence.

All strokes, turns and finishes

must be performed within the

rules assigned to that stroke.

Free must be any stroke other then Back, Breast or Fly

May 2010


Medley relay takeovers

Medley Relay Takeovers

  • Swimmers may start from the starting platform or the pool deck.

  • The swimmers may start in the water (water depth, PARA, or Master Swimmer).

May 2010


Medley relay takeovers1

Medley Relay Takeovers

  • The person starting may be in motion as the swimmer arrives.

  • The person starting may not lose contact with the platform until the arriving swimmer touches the wall.

May 2010


Medley races

Medley Races

  • The swimmers must swim in the proper sequence, as indicated on the relay card.

  • Any other order is an infraction.

  • The Free style leg must be front crawl, or a stroke other then fly, breast, or back.

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Medley races1

Medley Races

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Questionnaire

  • Please take 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire

    • Please use the answer sheet.

    • We will use the questionnaire for the correct answers.

    • Remember! There may be one or more correct answers for each question.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Questionnaire

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Questions?

May 2010


1 the judge of stroke has authority responsibility to

1. The Judge of Stroke has authority/responsibility to:

  • also serve as an Inspector of Turns, if so assigned;

  • file a report for any infraction of the stroke rules which he observes within his assigned zone;

  • serve as lane timer, if so assigned;

  • if directed by the Referee, inform the swimmer or his coach of each disqualification and provide the rationale for the DQ;

  • advise swimmers of incorrect technique;

  • inform the swimmer before he completes his race that he is going to be disqualified;

  • confer with the Referee (TO if PARA) or other Judges of Stroke as necessary.

May 2010


2 the inspector of turns has the authority responsibility to

2. The Inspector of Turns has the authority/responsibility to:

  • observe and judge the legality of the ‘approach’, the touch and ‘push-off’ of each turn in his designated lanes;

  • file an report for any infractions of the turn rules which he observes within his assigned zone;

  • serve as relay take-over judge, if so assigned.

3. The Judge of Stroke should be positioned:

along the side of the pool;

at the starting or turning end of the pool, overlooking the centre lanes;

at the table with the Clerk of Course.

May 2010


4 the inspector of turns should be positioned

4. The Inspector of Turns should be positioned:

  • at the starting or turning end of the pool, overlooking the lanes to be judged;

  • along the side of the pool, between the backstroke flags;

  • at the table with the Chief Finish Judge.

5. When serving as both Judge of Strokes and Inspector of Turns, you should be positioned:

where you can move between the side and the end of the pool;

mid-way along each side of the pool;

high in the stands where you can observe the entire pool.

May 2010


6 in breaststroke events the swimmer can legally

6. In BREASTSTROKE events, the swimmer can legally:

  • swim with the head submerged for the entire race;

  • swim with the head above the surface of the water at all times;

  • swim with the head submerged, provided it breaks the surface of the water at least once during each complete stroke cycle;

  • dive into the wall, submerging the head on the touch;

  • keep the head submerged after the start or turn, providing it breaks the surface before the widest part of the second arm pull is reached;

  • have the elbows above the water for the final stroke before the turns, during turns and at final stroke at the finish.

May 2010


7 in breaststroke events the swimmer can legally

7. In BREASTSTROKE events, the swimmer can legally:

  • touch with one hand before the other at the turn;

  • touch with both hands simultaneously but at different levels;

  • touch with both hands simultaneously above, below or at the water’s surface;

  • allow the shoulders to leave the horizontal plane before completing the touch.

May 2010


8 in breaststroke events the swimmer may

8. In BREASTSTROKE events, the swimmer may:

  • be on the side when coming out of a turn, after the feet lose contact with the wall, before beginning the first arm-pull;

  • take two complete strokes (arm pulls and leg kicks) before breaking the surface of the water;

  • use a single butterfly kick followed by a breaststroke kick, while wholly submerged after the start and each turn;

  • permit the heels to break the surface of the water;

  • use the flutter kick;

  • must use the butterfly kick throughout the race

  • recover the arms on, under, or over the surface of the water, providing the elbows remain beneath the surface;

  • fully extend the arms backwards during each stroke cycle;

  • If a PARA swimmer ,take a complete stroke cycle underwater for the purpose of returning to the correct lane.

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9 in backstroke events the swimmer may legally

9. In BACKSTROKE events, the swimmer may legally:

  • use a simultaneous double arm pull;

  • use an alternating arm stroke;

  • use an inverted frog or butterfly kick;

  • use a flutter kick;

  • turn his shoulders past the vertical during the stroke;

  • be submerged after the start and after each turn, provided the head breaks the surface of the water by the 15m mark

  • turn onto the breast and immediately initiate a continuous turning motion;

  • scull towards the wall, if he has missed the touch, as long as he/she did not leave the back during the turn;

  • after initiating a continuous turn, lift the head to determine the wall’s location without interrupting the ‘continuous’ nature of the turn.

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10 in backstroke events the swimmer may

10. In BACKSTROKE events, the swimmer may:

  • touch with both hands at the turn or finish;

  • touch while on the back, roll on to the front, grab the gutter and push off on the back;

  • turn before touching the end-wall with the foremost part of the body;

  • turn his shoulders past the vertical at the final touch;

  • dive into the wall and touch below the surface while still on the back;

  • be on the breast when leaving the wall after a turn, but return to the back before starting the first leg kick;

  • kick while still submerged, after a turn.

  • kick during a continuous turn.

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11 in butterfly events the swimmer may legally

11. In BUTTERFLY events, the swimmer may legally:

  • take more than one kick after the start and each turn before taking the first arm pull;

  • use flutter kick;

  • use the frog kick;

  • alternate between butterfly and frog kick at will;

  • swim with one leg consistently higher than the other;

  • recover the arms underwater during the normal stroke cycle;

  • alternate arm strokes;

  • trail legs with no kicking.

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12 in butterfly events the swimmer may

12. In BUTTERFLY events, the swimmer may:

  • kick into the wall for a touch with one or more correct leg kicks and the arms extended;

  • recover the arms underwater to complete a touch;

  • touch below the water line;

  • touch with the hands at different levels;

  • touch with one hand before the other but at same level;

  • touch with one hand;

  • turn on to the side before the touch;

  • dip one shoulder going into the turn, before the touch;

  • be on the side coming out of a turn, before beginning the first arm pull;

  • complete any number of underwater arm pulls before returning to the surface after the start or a turn;

  • kick while on the side before beginning the first arm pull;

  • at the start and after each turn, swim submerged provided some part of the head breaks the surface of the water before the 15m mark

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13 in freestyle events the swimmer may

13. In FREESTYLE events, the swimmer may:

  • touch with one hand;

  • touch with one foot;

  • touch with two hands;

  • use the Breaststroke;

  • use the dog-paddle;

  • push off on the back after a turn;

  • push off the bottom after a turn;

  • alternate strokes at will;

  • swim submerged at the start and after each turn as long as some part of the head breaks the water’s surface at or within the 15 m.

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14 in the individual medley when changing from one stroke to the next the swimmer is required to

14. In the INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY, when changing from one stroke to the next, the swimmer is required to:

  • retain the correct form of stroke until a legal touch has been completed;

  • attain the correct form of the next stroke in accordance with the rules by the beginning of the first stroke;

  • be free to turn in any manner after a legal touch has been made for that stroke;

  • remain on the surface of the water.

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15 the last one fourth of the distance in the individual medley or medley relay

15. The last one-fourth of the distance in the INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY or MEDLEY RELAY:

  • may be the Front Crawl;

  • may be the Sidestroke;

  • shall be the Front Crawl;

  • shall be any stroke but the first three of the Medley.

16. The order of the strokes for the MEDLEY RELAY is:

butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle;

backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle.

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17 the order of the strokes for the individual medley is

17. The order of the strokes for the INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY is:

  • butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle;

  • backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle.

18. A Judge of Stroke/Inspector of Turns may disqualify a swimmer for any stroke or turn infraction which he personally observes:

whether or not the swimmer is in his assigned zone;

only if the swimmer is in his assigned zone.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

19. A Judge of Stroke/Inspector of Turns shall, unless otherwise instructed, report the infraction directly (verbally) to the:

  • Meet Referee;

  • Chief Finish Judge;

  • Session Referee/TO;

  • Chief Timekeeper;

  • Swimmer/coach within 15 minutes of the infraction, if so instructed by the referee.

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20 a swimmer shall be disqualified for

20. A swimmer shall be disqualified for:

  • standing on the bottom of the pool except in freestyle;

  • walking on the bottom of the pool in the direction of the race;

  • using a stroke other than that specified for that event;

  • pulling on a lane marker in the direction of the race;

  • pulling along the side of the pool in the direction of the race;

  • leaving the water and then re-entering to complete the race;

  • holding on to a lane marker or pool wall to catch his breath, except free style;

  • interfering with the progress of a swimmer in another lane;

  • pushing off the bottom in the direction of the race;

  • breaking the stroke or the orientation of the stroke during the race except in freestyle.

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21 in a relay event when a relay take over judge observes an early take over he should

21. In a relay event, when a relay take-over judge observes an early take-over, he should:

  • immediately inform the remainder of the team that they have been disqualified;

  • wait until the end of the race before informing the team about the disqualification;

  • immediately inform the Referee and TO if a PARA swimmer;

  • inform the Referee/TO at the end of the race.

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22 in a relay take over the next swimmer

22. In a relay take-over, the next swimmer:

  • may start from the platforms or the pool deck;

  • may start in the water when circumstances warrant (water depth/PARA Swimmer);

  • may be in motion before the touch is made as long as the toes are in contact with the platform or side;

  • may return and touch the wall if he feels that his take-over was too early.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

23. When a Judge of Stroke/Inspector of Turns notes the details of a potential DQ on the swimmers card, he should also:

  • indicate on the front of the card that the swimmer is DQ’d (i.e. a rubber stamp, bold diagonal line, etc.);

  • sign the card;

  • indicate the time the infraction occurred;

  • record the distance at which the infraction occurred.

NOTE: IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT,DO NOT DISQUALIFY

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24 some of the responsibilities of the head lane timekeeper are to

24. Some of the responsibilities of the Head Lane Timekeeper are to:

  • ensure that the assigned swimmer is in his lane;

  • ensure that the correct time card is being used for each heat;

  • determine the finish time of the winner of each heat;

  • ensure that the correct times are being read and recorded in his lane;

  • determine the official time for his lane (when directed by the Chief Timekeeper);

  • ensure that one timer takes split times;

  • determine the placing of the swimmer in his lane;

  • notify the Chief Finish Judge, as directed, if the swimmer has made an apparent light touch;

  • operate the lap counters in long distance events;

  • judge the legality of relay take-over;

  • act as Turn Inspector if qualified and assigned;

  • ensure the swimmer in his lane is informed of his official time.

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25 when an automatic judging and timing system is in use the head lane timekeeper should

25. When an automatic judging and timing system is in use, the Head Lane Timekeeper should:

  • ensure that no one inadvertently contacts the touch pad;

  • ensure that manual times are provided;

  • transcribe the automatic time from the display board onto the time card.

May 2010


26 in long distance events the head lane timekeeper shall

26. In long distance events, the Head Lane Timekeeper shall:

  • verify the tabulation of completed lengths with the Chief Timekeeper before ringing the bell;

  • delegate responsibility for tracking the number of lengths and ringing the bell to another Timekeeper;

  • advise the swimmer in his lane of the number of laps he has completed;

  • ensure that the split time for each lap is recorded (on the time card or other official form).

May 2010


27 the bell for the bell lap

27. The bell for the bell lap:

  • shall be rung when the swimmer has two lengths and 5 meters still to be swum;

  • shall be rung over the right-hand lane marker;

  • shall be rung continuously as the swimmer approaches and leaves the wall (from the backstroke flags to the backstroke flags);

  • shall be rung for 800m and 1500m events only.

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28 when judging takeovers the head lane timekeeper shall

28. When judging takeovers, the Head Lane Timekeeper shall:

  • observe the touch-out and take-off from above the lane;

  • keep one finger in contact with the toe of the swimmer on the platform;

  • advise DQ’d swimmers immediately, even before the race is completed;

  • observe the take-over from the side of the pool.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Always give the swimmer the benefit of the doubt.

You may be deceived by a splash

You must be absolutely sure.

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Judge of stroke inspector of turns head lane timekeeper

Thank you.

Approved by the National Officials Committee

We would like to acknowledge the initial work on the power point presentation done by Swim Ontario and Swim Alberta

May 2010


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