Swimming departures are conducted and comply with the one or two departure rules, which apply to all swimming styles. The start-up law is one of many laws related to swimming, which is applied at sports tournaments and is an important rule that athletes need to follow.
How to start in swimming?
Swimmers start at tournaments with a variety of swimming styles such as freestyle, stride swimming, frog swimming, individual mixed swimming. In a prepared position, the athlete is in position when the referee “notices” the starting line, stands still and places one foot on the front edge of the starting platform. When starting, athletes following the long whistle of the referee will perform the jump into the water.
For a back and forward swim, the starting position must be performed underwater when the first long whistle of the umpire is awarded. When the referee blows the whistle for a second time, athletes should be ready to start with the prepare command. Then, when the entire athlete is ready, the umpire will issue the order.
In big swimming competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and many other competitions, the prepare command will be shown in English “Take your marks” and be transmitted via loudspeakers. mounted on each starting platform. With loudspeakers, the rules of sound of loudspeakers must be loud enough and capable of repeating the voice commands to the opponent to return when an error comes.
Starting rule in swimming
The one-off rule stipulates that any athlete who comes before the verdict will be disqualified. In the event of a signal starting before the offending athlete is discovered, the race will continue and the offending player will be disqualified at the end of the tournament. In case if the originating signal is sounded after the violation is detected, the originating signal will not be transmitted again. At the same time, the remaining athletes will be reminded and refereed by the referee.
The double departure rule stipulates the behavior of starting before the signal of the tournament, all athletes will be reminded. After this reminder, any athlete who violates thereafter will be disqualified. In the event of a breach occurring after the signal has been generated, the tournament will continue and the offender will be disqualified after the race has ended. If the violation occurs before the starting signal, the remaining athletes will be called back and forth, reminded and replayed.
The departure signal will be repeated many times and the signal line will be lowered. In addition, when an error is discovered and affirmed by the Referee, he will blow the whistle so that the referee then blows the other signals and the signal line of the originating error is dropped into the water.