View Full Version : New law on fly legs!
29-11-2001, 04:49 PM
Hi just need a few things cleared up. Is the new fly leg kick comming into place in the new swimming year? I'm actually quite concerned and puzzled about this as 1. is there any need for the change as using breastroke legs is suppsoed to be slower than fly and 2. As soon as I heard you could use breast legs (being a budding breastroker when young) I forgot about fly legs they went out the window and now I'm finding it almos a new stoke to try and learn.
30-11-2001, 07:55 AM
FINA have made the following announcement concerning MASTERS Butterfly events and the Breaststroke leg action.
"During the period September 20, 2001 to March 23, 2002 the masters swimmers will be allowed to execute butterfly swimming with breaststroke kick as the FINA Rule SW 8.3 was before the decision taken by the FINA Technical Swimming Congress last July in Fukuoka. "
Current ASA Technical Rules already allow this action and there will be no change concerning ASA Technical Rules on this subject until after the FINA Masters Technical Congress in March 2002.
As I understand it this means that in Masters' competitions you can keep doing breastroke legs until they have another go at making a decision on it next year. As far as I am aware, it is already illegal to do breastroke leg kick on fly in any other competition:
Fina law SW 8.3: All up and down movements of the legs must be simultaneous. The position of the legs or the feet need not be on the same level, but they shall not alternate in relation to each other. A breaststroke kicking movement is not permitted.
But, to complicate things further, the ASA have been known to have a different view of FINA rules in the past, so it could still be legal in gala's under ASA rules...
Also ther is no need to post the same message in two different forums - it'll get read if you only post it once!
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