PLEASE remind your swimmers of the following!
Backstroke: stay on your back until you have touched the wall at the finish ……
Breaststroke: at the finish, touch the wall with BOTH hands at the SAME time ….
Butterfly: at the finish, touch the wall with BOTH hands at the SAME time ….
Relay Events: keep hold of the wall until you SEE the incoming Swimmer TOUCH your wall ….. Team managers should not hold the hand of the outgoing swimmer!
Order of MIXED STROKE RELAY EVENT
Years 5 and 6 Backstroke, Breaststroke, Breaststroke OR Butterfly, Frontcrawl
Year 4 Backstroke, Breaststroke, ANY STROKE, Frontcrawl
ALL SWIMMERS must STAY in the water until the Referee tells them to ‘leave the water’