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European Open Water Junior Swimming Championships – AMENDMENT

European Open Water Junior Championships

RULES – amendment

J-OW 2 EVENTS & PARTICIPATION 

J-OW 2 .1 Age Groups as at 31st December of the year of the competition

• 14-15 years Boys and Girls

• 16-17 years Boys and Girls

• 18-19 years Boys and Girls

J-OW 2 .2  Individual Events are

• 14-15 years 5 km Boys and Girls

• 16-17 years 7.5 km Boys and Girls

• 18-19 years 10 km Boys and Girls

J-OW 2 .3 Competition Programme

• Day 1:  14-15 years 5 km PM 16-17 years 7.5 km

• Day 2 : 18-19 years 10 km

• Day 3: 14-16 years Relay Event PM Open Relay Event

J-OW 2 .4  Team Relay Events

• Each swimmer shall complete a lap of 1.25 km.

• Swimmers may swim in any sequence, but may only swim once.

• All teams will start together.

• Starting order on the platform will be by random draw.

  • There shall be a change-over zone of a minimum of 5 m in width.
  • Change-overs shall be made with the following swimmer in the water in their
  • starting position holding the platform.
  • Change-overs shall be made with an obvious visible touch between the
  • swimmers making the change.

• Swimmers may enter the change-over zone when the previous swimmer is approaching the zone and leave the water immediately at the conclusion of
their lap.

• Swimmers shall all wear team caps of the same colour and style.

J-OW 2 .5  Entries

• Team event consists of 4 swimmers, 2 males & 2 females.

• One Team per federation per event.

• Teams events in 14-15-16; & U/19.

 Swimmers may only swim one team event. ?