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Why Do Swimmers Get Disqualilfied?

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In any stroke, if a swimmer fails to surface within 15M or fails to touch the wall at the turn, they will be disqualified. If a swimmer uses the bottom of the pool or lane lines to propel themselves forward, they will be disqualified.

FREESTYLE:This is the hardest stroke to be disqualified in, because there are no real stroke rules.

BACKSTROKE:  Swimmers must stay on their backs. If a swimmer rolls to their stomach, they will be disqualified. During a turn, swimmers are allowed to roll to their stomachs, take one stroke, and complete a freestyle flip turn pushing off the wall on their back. If a swimmer flips to their stomach, delays the flip turn, continues kicking, or takes more than one stroke, they will be disqualified.

BUTTERFLY:  Both hands must touch the wall simultaneously, and both feet must stay together. If a swimmer touches the wall with one hand or separates their feet, they will be disqualified. During the recovery, if a swimmer’s arms are underwater or not in unison, they will be disqualified.

BREASTSTROKE:  Both hands must touch the wall simultaneously. If the swimmer touches the wall with one hand, they will be disqualified. If a swimmer uses a dolphin, flutter, or scissor kick, they will be disqualified. If a swimmer takes more than one stroke without breathing, they will be disqualified. Other than the initial under water pull down, if a swimmer pulls beyond their hipline, they will be disqualified.

Please Click to View an Official Disqualification Form.