NCAA Rules Changes Detailed - CollegeSwimming
USA Swimming and the NCAA have partnered to keep track of all Division I, II, & III It is the meet host's responsibility and/or the head coach from each. Rules of the game: Download PDF/Order Rules Book. Rules Summary · NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules Interpretations (Updated December 12, ) · Nov. proceedings: May Annual Report · Annual Meeting Report. Here is how a dual meet is run and scored. consistently come in first is great, but based on meet rules they can only swim a maximum of two individual events, .
What kind of lesson does that teach? Well, for one, it shows that the swimming community doesn't value regular-season meets — devaluing the sport throughout most of the year. But that's another topic for another day. Staying on tune, it teaches that failure doesn't have to be a reality.
The best way to learn in life is through loss and failure because that is where you find out what you're really made of. That is where you learn how to overcome adversity.
Swimming, and sports in general, is simply another medium for teaching life lessons. Unless I'm missing something completely, there really isn't a strong argument behind inflating the score with exhibition swims. The winning team still knows they won and the losing team still knows they lost. The athletics department administration and the fans still know who won and lost.
Does the losing team — coaches and swimmers — really feel better about themselves when they lose instead of ? The reality is that this type of mentality is deeply embedded into the fabric of swimming culture.
Name another sport in which people care more about "just making it" qualifying for a meet, meeting a time standard than winning. Name another sport in which someone can walk away pleased with 17th place so long as he or she went a season-best time. That's just like Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm walking away from Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game saying, "Yeah we lost, but I had my season-best completion percentage so it was a good night.
Listen, if you've read this far you probably think I'm sort of curmudgeon who only values winning. That couldn't be farther from the truth. There is certainly value in celebrating small victories even in the midst of loss and failure. The point is, there isn't value in distorting reality to make ourselves feel better.
There are no participation trophies in life and there shouldn't be any in swimming, either. Get the best swimming news straight to your inbox. Star swimmers rose to the occasion and claimed numerous medals against the worlds best. The London Olympics fan favorite made the announcement Wednesday, Dec. For men the swimsuit shall not extend above the waist and below the top of the kneecap. For women the swimsuit shall not extend beyond the shoulders and below the top of the kneecap, nor cover the neck.
Any system providing external stimulation or influence of any form e. The swimsuit shall not have any zippers or fasteners other than a waist tie for a brief or a jammer. Any modification or alteration e.
One post-construction impermeable institutional marking or logo that does not exceed 9 square inches may be applied to the swimsuit. The swimmer shall be limited to one swimsuit. The logo or trademark must be contained within a four-sided geometrical figure i. Propriety - conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners. Coverage — the amount of body surface covered by the swimsuit. The greater the surface area covered, the greater the effect of the suit on performance.
Compress — to press together; force into less space.
Causes the reduction of water displacement reduces buoyancyand drag i. Creates discriminating effects based on body type. Ergogenic properties - increasing capacity for bodily or mental labor especially by eliminating fatigue symptoms. Design — to plan or fashion. To completely address a pressing issue in the sport of swimming. Rule Page 38 Artificial Aids. No swimmer is permitted to wear or use any device or foreign substances to help his or her speed, pace, buoyancy or body compression in competition.
Pulling on a lane line to assist motion is not permitted. Temporarily applied adhesives shall not be used to assist the backstroke start; however, host institutions are encouraged to have all end walls and touch pads finished with a permanent or semipermanent nonslip surface. Goggles may be worn and rubdown oil may be applied if not considered excessive by the referee. Rule b Page 39 Required Participation of Entrants. Names of relay competitors must be submitted to the appropriate official at a designated time before the start of the race.
Changes in names of participants are permitted up until the start of the event the start is considered to be when the referee calls the first heat of the event to the starting blocks. When the actual contestants in a relay are different from those listed on the official relay entry form, the competing relay shall be disqualified and all athletes involved competing and listed shall be charged with participation in an event, but no further penalty will be assessed.
If there is an order change for swimmers two, three and four, please inform the meet administration before the start of the event. Order change for swimmers two, three and four are permitted at any time without penalty. Please inform the meet administration of said changes for the accuracy of results.
Rewords rule for clarity and adds language to reflect what is being practiced. In double-dual, triangular and quadrangular meets, each institution shall be allowed two entries per individual event swimming or diving and two entries per relay event. By mutual consent of all participating head coaches and when facilities permit, each institution may be allowed three or four entries per individual and three entries per relay event when facilities permit more than two entries per team per event may be allowed.
A clean up and clearer interpretation.
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Rule Page 44 Scratches. Competitors may scratch from an event in which they are entered by following the procedures set forth in the meet information.
In non-NCAA championships, invitational meets and NCAA championships, a competitor remains officially entered in all events that he or she is officially entered in unless scratched by the official scratch deadline for that event. A declared false start may be taken during the preliminary heat, and that swimmer s will be charged for an event. If the competitor competes in the preliminary heat and qualifies for the finals, there is no provision for scratching as the rule does not allow for alternates See Rule A swimmer or relay team who does not want to participate in a final based upon results of the preliminaries must complete a scratch card signed by a coach and submit it to the designated official within thirty 30 minutes after the announcement of qualifiers for that event that they are scratching from the event.
They will be allowed to withdraw without penalty and the event shall be reseeded with the first available alternate swimmer or relay team being moved up into the appropriate finals. Allows more flexibility for teams, coaches, and student-athletes. Will potentially create more competition opportunities for additional student-athletes when scratches are allowed. The original reason for this rule is now obsolete. Rule Page 48 Referee Jurisdiction added an additional jurisdiction.
Why The College Dual Meet Exhibition Mercy Rule Is Dumb
When bulkheads are used at either the start or turning end, the referee shall verify that the competition course measures to the correct distance both prior to and subsequent to each day of competition. Such measurements shall be done by laser with a device provided by the host institution or host facility.
Failure to adhere to this requirement shall render any times recorded or records achieved null and void. Confirmation that the race course is legitimate. Rule Page 54 Side Takeoff Judges. Each side takeoff judge shall assume a position, on the side of the racing course, that will afford a clear view of the relay exchanges in the lane s to which he or she has been assigned.
When side takeoff judges are used in non-NCAA and NCAA championships meets, there shall be a sufficient number of such judges so that no side takeoff judge shall be assigned to observe relay exchanges in more than four lanes, with three or fewer preferred.
For example, if four side takeoff judges are used with eight lanes, the side takeoff judges shall be stationed and assigned lanes as follows: Judge A on lane one side of the pool shall observe lanes one and two; Judge B on lane one side of the pool shall observe lanes three and four; Judge C on lane eight side of the pool shall observe lanes five and six; and Judge D on lane eight side of the pool shall observe lanes seven and eight; OR Judge A on lane one side of the pool shall observe lanes one through four; Judge B stationed between lanes four and five shall also observe lanes one through four; Judge C stationed between lanes four and five shall observe lanes five through eight; and Judge D on lane eight side of the pool shall also observe lanes five through eight.
Rule a Page 55 Electronic Takeoff Equipment. In nonchampionships meets, at least one human takeoff judge must be assigned to observe the relay exchange in each lane all lanes.
In championships meets, two human takeoff judges must be assigned this responsibility. Rule Takeoff Judges added an additional article to Electronic Equipment Video Review. Video replay may be used at competitions governed by a meet or games committee comprised of representatives of multiple institutions to determine if the electronic judging equipment has failed.
Video of this speed allows for two frames in each direction of what should have been 0. Exact framing is not necessary, nor is time synching with the electronic timing system. The result of the video is merely to determine if the electronic judging equipment has failed.
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The video shall not be used to detect early take-offs or any other rule infractions. If conclusive video evidence exists that the electronic equipment failed, the result of the electronic judging equipment is voided, and no electronic result is recorded and the referee may overturn the disqualification for that heat.
Any obstruction to the view of the exchange is sufficient to void the video from evidence. The video clip must be saved and submitted to the NCAA or conference, along with a statement from the referee detailing the reason for the overturned call, for archiving and review; and the equipment must then be tested to determine if the equipment is in fact faulty, or if some other glitch occurred.
Timing and judging systems are mechanical and thus prone to periodic failure. The relay takeoff judging uses two mechanical devices to compare times, one on the top of the starting block and the finish pad at the end of the course. The current rules have provision for making timing adjustments when the finish pad fails to record a time but makes no provision when the pad failure occurs as a part of a relay exchange.
This rule, proposed to protect the athletes, provides for an economical means to determine whether an equipment malfunction has occurred and a high standard for overturning the decision of the equipment. This rule will only apply if the referee decides prior to the beginning of the meet to have the video cameras installed and then only if there is other evidence of a potential malfunction.
The video cameras used as part of this proposal are readily available to the consumer. Many facilities and swim teams already own these cameras and use them for coaching.
We will most likely use two cameras, one on each side of the pool looking at four lanes each. The entire race would be filmed so that the exchange in question can be identified.
There should not be any financial impact to implement this proposal.