New Zealand Fed Forced To Comply With Pool Safety Law After Ignoring FINA Rules

The caption used on the original article noting the very opposite of what the New Zealand swim fed boss claimed - "The quality of Lauren Boyle is not in doubt - the quality if the Wellington pool as a race venue is"

New Zealand Swimming has been forced by national laws to comply with FINA rules it ignored when it submitted a 1500m freestyle short-course swim for world-record ratification back in 2014. At the time, the domestic federation, backed by FINA’s leadership, suggested that “Facilities Rules” designed to preserve the health and welfare of athletes were irrelevant were merely ‘guidelines’ not rules. That was untrue then and remains so.

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New Zealand Swimming has been forced by national laws to comply with FINA rules it ignored when it submitted a 1500m freestyle short-course swim for world-record ratification back in 2014. At the time, the domestic federation, backed by FINA’s leadership, suggested that “Facilities Rules” designed to preserve the health and welfare of athletes were irrelevant were merely ‘guidelines’ not rules. That was untrue then and remains so.

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