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FINA Special Congress

1st December 2014

I have no doubt that a number of you are aware that a FINA Special Congress was held in Doha over the weekend. There were proposed rule amendments affecting ‘The Start’ ‘Breaststroke’ and ‘Backstroke’ which were agreed. However we know from previous experience, what was agreed at a Congress is not necessarily the final wording later released by FINA.

FINA changes normally come into effect not earlier than 2 months after the decision was taken. When the final wording is released by FINA, British Swimming will notify the Home Nations of the intended British Swimming effective date and a rules update will be prepared for the widest possible circulation.

Until then, we will continue to operate under the current published rules.

Please circulate this message as widely as possible to your colleagues who are not registered for this newsletter (and encourage them to sign up!)

Helen Akers

Swimming Officials Coordinator

Mobile: 07813 998519

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