USA Swimming and Hawaiian Swimming focus on the safety of our athletes and members first. Teaching, practicing and performing racing starts are central concerns for athletes and the coaches. The following documents state our rules and policies in regard to these activities, in order to minimize the risk associated with the racing dive in our practices and competitions. Please read the information carefully.

USA Swimming Racing Start Regulations and Documents:

  • Racing Start Amendment [ pdf ]

  • Racing Start Certification Checklist [ pdf ]

  • Racing Start Memo to Clubs and Coaches [ pdf ]

  • Racing Start Memo to Parents [ pdf ]

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [ pdf ]