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December 1, 2014

FINA has made the following announcement at the Extraordinary Congress, Doha (QAT), November 29, 2014:

- Swimming: new rules regarding early start and butterfly kick in breaststroke events; electronic lap counters for the races of 800m and 1500m free races may be used; the possibility of using a backstroke ledge was also introduced; rules governing the World Junior Records in 50m and 25m-pool were defined.
- Open Water Swimming: obligation to touch the touch pad, if available, at the finish of a race in order to validate the time and ranking.

Fina Rule Amendments (December 3, 2014)