Update on the Swimming Canada Rulebook

Dear Clubs & Coaches,

Swimming Canada is in the process of reviewing the facilities rules that govern competitions and as such the publication of the 2018 version of the Canadian Swimming rules (Rulebook) has been delayed. The Rulebook is currently being revised to ensure the safety considerations of our athletes is addressed while ensuring fair and equitable competitions. A working group has been established by Swimming Canada that is comprised of Swimming Canada staff, Provincial Section governing body staff and technical experts.

Currently a goal date of September 1, 2018 has been set to implement the changes that will be introduced as it relates to facility use and rules. Over the next couple of months, Swimming Canada will release the revised rules and any recommendations around support for implementation of such changes.

At this time, competitions within Canada are to be run using the SW FINA rules issued as of September 21, 2017, in combination with the CSW rules found in the 2013 Edition of the Swimming Canada Rules and those CGR and CSW rules shared through the Swimming Canada Rule Memorandums 1 & 2, in September 2017.  All documents can be found here.