Competition Rules, Forms and Procedures

Rules, Policies and Forms

Rules and Policies:

Swimming Tasmania Meet Rules - Updated February 2024

11 & U Swimsuit Rules

SAL Swimming Rules

STAS Taping Rules

Visiting Swimmers Policy

Team Leader Event Responsibilities

Swimming Australia Anti-Doping Policy 


Manual Entry Form

Protest Form

Insurance Check List

Swimming Tasmania Record Request Form

Swimming Tasmania - Freestyle Relay Form

Swimming Tasmania - Medley Relay Form

Interstate Competition Clearance Form (Please note that clearances are not needed for Australian National events or for meets in Victoria, NSW, SA or Queensland)


The Application of the 'Junior Rule'

The 'Junior Rule' is applied at all Qualifying Trials and club meets for swimmers aged 8 years and under as well as 'Come and Try’ swimmers. 

At Medal meets the 'Junior Rule' is not applied and General Rules apply.

The 'Junior Rule' is used to encourage rather than discourage junior or new swimmers to competition.

Generally when applying the rule, Officials have a sheet that they use to identify the infraction/s that a swimmer has committed and these are handed to the Referee at the end of each Heat/Event (when possible). In turn these are passed on to the control room to be collected by Team Leaders and/or Coaches at the end of each meet.  Coaches are then aware of the areas that the swimmer needs to work on for further events. 

The Referee may use discretion at Qualifying Trials in relation to any new swimmer who is over the age of 8.

If a swimmer has received a Junior Rule Infraction Report the time for that event will be recorded as a ‘exhibition’ swim and cannot be used as a legitimate time for Championships or SAL’s JX program.  


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