Rules & Regulations

These General Rules are basic regulations for FINA competitions in all kinds of Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, and Masters Competitions as well as for uniform regulations for the development of competition facilities.

In these Rules, competitors shall include swimmers, open water swimmers, divers, water polo players, synchronized swimmers, or masters swimmers, either male or female.

FINA recognizes that these Rules may be adjusted for competitions within a given Federation but recommends that all Members adhere to these Rules as closely as possible.

GR 10 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
GR 9 OLYMPIC GAMES, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25m) AND GENERAL RULES FOR FINA COMPETITIONS
GR 8 SMOKING BAN
GR 7 SUBSTITUTION, DISQUALIFICATION AND WITHDRAWAL
GR 6 ADVERTISING
GR 5 SWIMWEAR
GR 4 UNAUTHORISED RELATIONS
GR 3 TOURS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
GR 2 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GR 1 ELIGIBILITY