Prepare for a significant reduction in possession time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in certain situations, direct shots from corners . . . and the goalkeeper boldly going where no keeper has gone before by venturing beyond halfway to score!
These are just three examples of changes designed to speed up our sport. However, mainly for practical reasons, not all new FINA rules will apply in the BWPL. Following dialogue by the BWPL Committee with the Swim England and British Swimming Water Polo Management Groups, a number of exemptions, or derogations, have been approved in our competition.
So what will apply in BWPL? Which rules are not for us at this stage? The detail is now available to read on the Information page, where you can also find a link to the FINA rules as well as a helpful clarifications document regarding new rules.