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Rules and Regulation



The Masters programme shall promote fitness, friendship, understanding and competition through Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water Swimming among competitors with a minimum age of 25 years. (Note: exception in MWP 1.3 and MSS 1.6).

The Technical Rules for the different disciplines (SW, OW, D, WP and SS) in this handbook shall be followed with exceptions mentioned in this Masters part of the Handbook.
Please refer to BL section of this Handbook for additional regulations related to FINA World Masters Championships. (BL 10)

MGR 1 The Members shall register Masters competitors in a special category for each of the five recognised disciplines. A competitor who registers for Masters in any discipline will still retain his/her unrestricted right to compete in other competitions.

MGR 2 Except for specific exceptions in the FINA Rules and regulations all other FINA Rules and Regulations shall apply to Masters Competitions.

MGR 3 Individual entries shall only be accepted from persons representing clubs. No swimmer or team may be designated as representing a country or Federation.

MGR 4 Age shall be determined as of December 31 of the year of competition.

MGR 5 Masters Competitors must be aware of the need of being well prepared and medically fit before entering into Masters competitions. They shall assume full responsibility for the risks included in competing in such competitions. In consideration of their entry, they must agree to waive and release FINA, the Organising National Federation and the Organising Committee from any kind of liability for accidents, which may cause death, injury or property loss. Entry Forms containing a warning of the risks, an Accident Waiver and Release of Liability must be signed by each Masters competitor.