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Questions regarding officiating may be directed to the Chair of the USA Swimming Officials Committee, Jim Holcomb.


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LSC Officials Chairs

LSC Officials Chairs   

Rules and Regulations

As the National Governing Body for the sport of Swimming, USA Swimming is responsible for setting the rules and regulations governing competitive swimming. The USA Swimming Rule Book is the officialUSA Swimming Logo SMALL publication of USA Swimming. Changes to the rulebook are made on a yearly basis following the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention. These changes include any new legislation, revisions and updates as voted on by the House of Delegates.


Any proposed changes to USA Swimming Rules and Regulations should be submitted to both the Chair and Secretary of the USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee in accordance with Article 511.  For a summary of the provisions of Article 511 and the procedures for submitting legislation, see "What's Related" below. 


Questions regarding USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, or any of the interpretations, may be directed to the Chair of the USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee, Jay Thomas.  


Please visit our new Officials Blog for more information on USA Swimming officiating.

Officials Chairs Conference Call Minutes

4th Quarter 2013 - October 2, 2013

3rd Quarter 2013 - July 17, 2013

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