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Open Water Swimming

 Open Water Swimming


Last update 28/07/16

  1. Organization

a.      The Open Water Swimming Competition is a discipline within the swimming competitions of the 20th Maccabiah.

b.      The Swimming Committee of the 20th Maccabiah will be responsible for the Swimming competitions of the 20th Maccabiah.

c.       The Swimming competitions will be conducted according to the rules of the International Swimming Federation (F.I.N.A.).

d.      Participation in the competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organizing Committee of the 20th Maccabiah, and is registered for   the Swimming competitions.

e.      Open Water Swim: Each country may enter unlimited number of swimmers in each age category event: Open: 18-29; Masters: 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

f.       There will be a junior's competition: Boys: 2001-2003, Girls: 2001-2004.

  1. Venues and times

a.      The sport department of the 20th Maccabiah will determine the venues and timetables of the Swimming competitions and teams will be notified accordingly.

b.      The Open Water Swim competitions will be held in an outdoor body of water that meets the requirements of International Rules.

  1. Events

Open Water Swim: Competitions during the Maccabiah will be held in the following events (each race will be run as direct final):

a.   5k race

b.   1.5k race

4.    System of competition

a.      In Open Water, the Organizing Committee reserves the result to combine the starts. Medals will be awarded according categories.

b.      Appeals will be presented to the Committee of Appeals of the Swimming events, not later than 15 minutes after the announcement of the disqualification.

  1. Judges

The Swimming Committee will select a Referees’ Committee, which in turn will appoint the judges of the competition.

  1. General

a.      These regulations are but one part of the complete 20th Maccabiah Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in “Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures”.

b.      In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the “Basic Regulations”, the regulations written here will apply and be binding.