This page is designed to give swimmers information on various aspects of rules in Masters Swimming.

The information is relevant and is often provided as a result of observations made by our technical officials, who may repeatedly encounter certain problems. 
Should you have any questions, please send the MSQ Director of Technical Services an email.

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If you wish to have certain information added, please contact the Administrator:

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MSA Swimming Rules ( updated Oct 2012)

Pathways to becoming an Official (updated)


F Stands for Officials



Breaststroke Swimmers

The Whistle - what does it really mean?

Swim Meet Considerations:  (over the top starts and more...)

Contributions have been made by:

Gary Stutsel:   National Technical Committee - MSA & Technical Official MSNSW
Stan Pearson:   National Technical Committee - MSA; Technical Official MSQ & SAL Referee