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Rules and Regulation

BL 12.2 International Competitions are divided into the following tiers:

International Competitions are divided into the following tiers:
1. Tier 1. Major World Aquatics Competitions - the Olympic Games, FINA World Championships, FINA World Swimming Championships (25m);

2. Tier 2. Other FINA World Competitions - World Junior and Youth Championships in each discipline, World Cups, World Leagues, World Series and other FINA competitions;

3. Tier 3. Continental and Regional Competitions - Continental or Regional Multi-Sport Games, Competitions organised by Continental or Regional Organisations;

4. Tier 4. - Member Federation’ International Competitions - Events organised or sanctioned by a Member Federation in which other FINA recognised Federations, clubs or individuals participate:

5. Tier 5 – other competitions of major international importance as defined by FINA.