(a) Competitors in swimming events shall assemble in the marshalling area and, when names are checked and placed in drawn order, the competitors shall file onto the competition area in order as directed.
(b) At the given signal the competitors shall commence from the start line, enter the water without impeding any other competitors in the event, swim to and around the buoys, and return to shore and finish between the two green finish flags.
(c) Competitors may be positioned after the finish in either of the following ways:

  • (i) On a straight line drawn at approximately a 30 degree angle from the finishing line and up the beach.
  • (ii) On a series of lines approximately 10 metres behind and at right angles to the finishing line and 5 metres apart.