posted Jan 31st, 2014
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|T.A.A.F. Rules for Instructed Swim Restrictions - January 1 through April 30|
posted Jan 18th, 2014
Per Article 27 of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) rules and in order to maintain eligibility for T.A.A.F. meets in 2014, individuals are restricted to 90 minutes per week of instructed swimming between January 1 and April 30. "Instructed swimming" is considered to include pool sessions and clinics that are directed by an instructor/coach (private or group). A spring program offering up to 90 minutes of weekly instructed swimming should be approved in writing by the Swim Commissioners and the T.A.A.F. State Office.
Article 27 includes the following exemptions for instructed swimming between January 1 and April 30:
(1) Individuals may swim on their own (self-directed) without any time constraints.
(2) Family lap swimming and any school related swim activities may be conducted without time constraints.
(3) Swimmers that are registered and participate in the T.A.A.F. Winter Games meet on January 18-19, 2014, may participate in instructed swimming without time constraints between January 1 and 18/19, 2014.
(4) Article 27 does not apply to swimmers competing in age groups 13 and older during the summer 2014 season.
Swimmers may not be registered with, practice with, or compete with any year-round program such as a club or select team (e.g., USA Swimming, YMCA) between January 1 and April 30, unless as exempted above. Any individual that violates Article 27 will not be allowed to compete on a T.A.A.F. team during the summer season.
Be aware that all swimmers that participate in the Aqua Racers program for the upcoming summer season will be required to acknowledge compliance with Article 27 during registration. A copy of T.A.A.F. Article 27 may be viewed HERE. If you have any questions regarding the T.A.A.F. rule, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org