June 26th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing the option of video review to determine whether 15-meter violations were called accurately in men’s and women’s swimming.
The optional rule is effective for the 2019-20 academic year during the regular season, as well as conference and NCAA championships. A 15-meter violation occurs when, after the start and each turn, a swimmer fails to break the surface of the water by the 15-meter mark. Before events, meet committees will decide when video reviews will be conducted, and all participants will be informed before the competition. All reviews will be conducted before qualifiers/results are announced. The referee has sole jurisdiction over the review, and the referee’s decision is a judgment call not subject to further review or appeal. Only the referee and a conference or NCAA meet committee representative (who has no participating school affiliation) may view the video being used for replay review. Challenges by coaches are not permitted as part of this rule, and coaches are not permitted to view that video at any time. – Read More

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