Gala Preparation

These two videos below should help you improve your starts and turns

Diving Start



Here is a link to the FINA swimming rules. Items SW4 to SW9 discuss the rules for each stroke.  Also below is a summary of some common disqualifications, but please refer to the FINA guide for more detail.


Some common disqualifications





  • touching at the finish or turn with only one hand

  • not doing proper 'frog legs' kick - should be level with feet facing outwards

  • elbows out of the water

  • arms going past the waist during the stroke



  • turning onto front when touching the wall to finish