The USS Rules Committee has approved several USS rule changes to mirror the recent changes to the FINA Technical Rules. The effective date of the changes is March 6, 1998, which is the same as the FINA effective date.
A summary of the changes appears below:
To permit the shoulder to drop on turns and during the swim.
1. To permit the shoulder to drop on turns.
2. To limit underwater portion to 15 meters.
To limit underwater portion to 15 meters.
To permit uneven (not same distance from front) initial foot placement.