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              Technical Regulations - Swimming

              1. EVENTS
              This competition will be conducted during the Summer Deaflympics 2021 from 01 May 2022 to 15 May 2022 and will consist of the following 42 events (20 for men, 20 for women and 2 for mixed):

              Event Men Women Mixed
              50m freestyle ? ?  
              100m freestyle ? ?  
              200m freestyle ? ?  
              400m freestyle ? ?  
              800m freestyle ? ?  
              1500m freestyle ? ?  
              50m backstroke ? ?  
              100m backstroke ? ?  
              200m backstroke ? ?  
              50m breaststroke ? ?  
              100m breaststroke ? ?  
              200m breaststroke ? ?  
              50m butterfly ? ?  
              100m butterfly ? ?  
              200m butterfly ? ?  
              200m individual medley ? ?  
              400m individual medley ? ?  
              4x100m freestyle relay ? ? ?
              4x200m freestyle relay ? ?  
              4x100m medley relay ? ? ?

              2. PARTICIPANTS

              2.1 Invitation to Participate
              ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

              2.2 Eligibility

              2.2.1 Hearing Loss
              Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

              2.2.2 Age
              Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

              Event Minimum Age Maximum Age  
              50m freestyle - - No restriction
              100m freestyle - - No restriction
              200m freestyle - - No restriction
              400m freestyle - - No restriction
              800m freestyle - - No restriction
              1500m freestyle - - No restriction
              50m backstroke - - No restriction
              100m backstroke - - No restriction
              200m backstroke - - No restriction
              50m breaststroke - - No restriction
              100m breaststroke - - No restriction
              200m breaststroke - - No restriction
              50m butterfly - - No restriction
              100m butterfly - - No restriction
              200m butterfly - - No restriction
              200m individual medley - - No restriction
              400m individual medley - - No restriction
              4x100m freestyle relay - - No restriction
              4x200m freestyle relay - - No restriction
              4x100m medley relay - - No restriction

              2.2.3 Compliance
              Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

              2.3 Number of Teams
              Not Applicable

              2.4 Qualified Teams
              Not Applicable

              2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
              A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each discipline listed below:

              Men Women
              26 26

              2.6 Number of Athletes per Event
              A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

              Event Men Women Mixed
              50m freestyle 4 4 -
              100m freestyle 4 4 -
              200m freestyle 4 4 -
              400m freestyle 4 4 -
              800m freestyle 4 4 -
              1500m freestyle 4 4 -
              50m backstroke 4 4 -
              100m backstroke 4 4 -
              200m backstroke 4 4 -
              50m breaststroke 4 4 -
              100m breaststroke 4 4 -
              200m breaststroke 4 4 -
              50m butterfly 4 4 -
              100m butterfly 4 4 -
              200m butterfly 4 4 -
              200m individual medley 4 4 -
              400m individual medley 4 4 -
              4x100m freestyle relay 8 8 8
              4x200m freestyle relay 8 8 -
              4x100m medley relay 8 8 8

              2.7 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
              A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

              Event Reserves/Substitutes
              50m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              100m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              200m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              400m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              800m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              1500m freestyle No reserves/substitutes
              50m backstroke No reserves/substitutes
              100m backstroke No reserves/substitutes
              200m backstroke No reserves/substitutes
              50m breaststroke No reserves/substitutes
              100m breaststroke No reserves/substitutes
              200m breaststroke No reserves/substitutes
              50m butterfly No reserves/substitutes
              100m butterfly No reserves/substitutes
              200m butterfly No reserves/substitutes
              200m individual medley No reserves/substitutes
              400m individual medley No reserves/substitutes
              4x100m freestyle relay No reserves/substitutes
              4x200m freestyle relay No reserves/substitutes
              4x100m medley relay No reserves/substitutes


              2.8 Competition Entry Standards

              Competition Entry Standards must be achieved during the qualification period from 01 Jan 2019 to the closing date for Final Entries.
              Event Men Women Mix
              50m freestyle 30.00 37.00  
              100m freestyle 1:04.00 1:20.00  
              200m freestyle 2:28.0 3:00.00  
              400m freestyle 5:16.00 6:12.00  
              800m freestyle 10:45.00 13:00.00  
              1500m freestyle 21:20.00 27:00.00  
              50m backstroke 38.00 42.00  
              100m backstroke 1:23.00 1:38.00  
              200m backstroke 3:00.00 3:28.00  
              50m breaststroke 39.00 46.00  
              100m breaststroke 1:26.00 1:45.00  
              200m breaststroke 3:08.00 3:45.00  
              50m butterfly 34.00 40.00  
              100m butterfly 1:15.00 1:38.00  
              200m butterfly 2:56.00 3:29.00  
              200m individual medley 2:54.00 3:30.00  
              400m individual medley 6:06.00 7:28.00  
              4x100m freestyle relay 4:16.00 5:20.00 5:00.00
              4x200m freestyle relay 9:52.00 12:00.00  
              4x100m medley relay 5:07.00 6:21.00 5:45.00

              2.9 Competition Entry Rules
              Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

              2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
              A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

              3. REGISTRATION
              Please refer to the 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics, for further details on registration.



              4.1 Technical Organisation
              ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the (FINA).

              4.2 Committees

              4.2.1 Technical Committee
              The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

              Reed Gershwind - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
              TBD -
              TBD -
              TBD - Sport Liaison Officer
              TBD - Deaf Representative

              4.2.2 Protest Committee
              The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

              Reed Gershwind - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
              TBD -
              TBD -

              4.3 Competition Rules
              The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the FINA (version: 2017). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

              4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics and this Technical Regulations.

              4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the FINA Rules and Regulations.

              4.4 Competition Equipment

              All equipment used during competition must comply with the FINA Rules and Regulations.

              4.5 Competition Clothing

              4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the FINA Rules and Regulations.

              4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

              4.6 Draw
              The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the FINA Rules and Regulations.

              4.7 Competition Plan
              The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the FINA Rules and Regulations.

              4.8 Officials

              4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
              Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the FINA international license valid for 2022. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

              4.8.2 Appointment
              The Organising Committee, the Technical Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a FINA representative and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

              4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
              In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.

              5. VENUES

              5.1 Competition Venue
              To be announced

              5.2 Training Venue
              To be announced

              6. SCHEDULES

              6.1 Competition Schedule
              To be announced

              6.2 Training Schedule
              To be announced

              6.3 Technical Meeting

              6.3.1 Date and Location
              To be announced

              6.3.2 Attendance
              Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

              7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

              7.1 Hearing Devices
              The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is not allowed in the restricted zone area.

              7.1.1 Restricted Zone Area
              The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enters the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.

              7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
              When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.

              8. PROTESTS

              8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
              All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the FINA Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

              8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

              8.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

              8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

              8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
              The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.

              8.2.1 The ICSD Technical Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

              8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

              8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

              8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

              8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.

              9. ADDENDUM

              9.1 Qualification for Final Individual Event (reference: 2.7)
              Only the fastest two (2) athletes in each NDSF from a preliminary individual event may qualify for the same final individual event.

              9.2 Starting System (reference: 4.4)
              The competition equipment will include a starting strobe light system for all lanes.

              9.3 Visual Boards (reference: 5.1)
              The venue will have visual boards for call of athletes, events, results, announcements, emergencies, etc.

              Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Thursday, 25-Feb-21 18:24:57 GMT.