FINA (now known as World Aquatics) has recommended that all “new” competitions should adopt the new rules after 1 January. And while BWPL’s season is at the half way point, the Committee accepted a BWPL Delegate Group recommendation to make the move now – as, effectively, we will be in a completely different phase of the programme.
Importantly, it was also felt that implementation would be helpful in supporting national squads preparing for qualification tournaments.
You will find details of the new rules on this website’s Info page. British Swimming and Swim England will be circulating all other leagues with details of the changes.