C 19 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES
C 19.1 The powers and duties of the Technical Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Masters Committees are:
C 19.1.1 to analyse the requirement for improvements of the Technical Rules for Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Masters, and to consider corresponding proposals received from any Member. The Committee submits in these cases recommendations to the Bureau.
C 19.1.2 to consider and decide upon any matter affecting their particular responsibility, which may be referred to them by the Bureau or the Congress.
C 19.1.3 to appoint sub committees, if required, to investigate, study, and recommend to the parent committee any matters referred to such sub committee. The members of a sub committee may be persons selected from outside the parent committee membership.
C 19.1.4 to investigate, study, and recommend on matters dealing with standard equipment and specifications of competitive pools for Olympic Games or international competitions.
C 19.1.5 to evaluate and make recommendations regarding candidates, having been nominated by Members, for the title of international referee, starter or judge to be selected by the Bureau.
C 19.1.6 to appoint one or more of its members to report on the qualifications of any person recommended as an international referee, judge, or starter and to report periodically on the continued qualifications of referees, judges, or starters on the existing list.
C 19.1.7 to receive and report to the FINA Bureau on any complaint made by referees regarding misconduct of individuals in international competitions and to make recommendation thereon.
C 19.1.8 to take part in the technical preparations and in the conduct of the competitions in their discipline at the Olympic Games, World Championships and other FINA competitions.
C 19.1.9 The Bureau shall ensure participation of the committees in the preparation of the meetings of the Bureau with regard to such tasks that fall within their areas of responsibility. For that purpose, they shall have the right to submit reports, suggestions, recommendations and comments. The Chairman or authorised members of the Committee may be heard at the meeting of the Bureau on the respective issue. The Committees shall be involved in the technical preparations of the competitions at the Olympic Games, World Championships, and other FINA competitions.
C 19.2 The powers and duties of the Masters Committee are:
C 19.2.1 to receive and analyse recommendations for revisions to Masters Rules,
C 19.2.2 to produce their own recommendations to the Bureau, and
C 19.2.3 to consider and decide upon any matters affecting their particular responsibility which may be referred to them by the Bureau and/or the Congress.
C 19.3 The powers and duties of the Sports Medicine Committee are:
C 19.3.1 to provide medical and sport science expertise to the Bureau and to give recommendations on any matter regarding sport science.
C 19.3.2 to consider the development of the medical, sanitary, and medical control rules and to submit proposals for legislation to the Bureau.
C 19.3.3 to give recommendations on any matter regarding healthful conditions in the practice of Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Masters.
C 19.3.4 To assess the availability of appropriate medical care for FINA athletes and officials at FINA competitions.
C 19.4 All recommendations or decisions made by a Standing Committee require the approval of the Bureau before becoming effective.
C 19.5 The Bureau may approve administrative expenses and may decide upon any travel expenses to be paid by FINA.