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Viva O Fear
July 27th, 2014, 03:42 PM
I was informed today by meet official no equipment allowed in warm ups. Meet was cancelled in a rare San Diego Lightning storm in La Jolla. Last meet I didn't swim enough warm up so toady I was going through a better warm up and brought my equipment. There was only 3 swimmers in my lane. I never use to use any equipment during warm up ever. Never heard of the rule. Can anyone explain the rational of why?

Rob Copeland
July 27th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Never heard of the rule.102.4.2 Procedure—Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. Diving shall be permitted only in the designated lanes. No hand paddles are allowed.

Keeping the pool and deck clear of equipment is generally a safety consideration.

Lump
July 30th, 2014, 04:02 PM
I was informed today by meet official no equipment allowed in warm ups. Meet was cancelled in a rare San Diego Lightning storm in La Jolla. Last meet I didn't swim enough warm up so toady I was going through a better warm up and brought my equipment. There was only 3 swimmers in my lane. I never use to use any equipment during warm up ever. Never heard of the rule. Can anyone explain the rational of why?

Lawyers....that's why.

Viva O Fear
August 6th, 2014, 08:35 PM
So a person could have pull bouy, fins, snorkel, just no hand paddles.

Rob Copeland
August 8th, 2014, 01:54 PM
So a person could have pull bouy, fins, snorkel, just no hand paddles.Generally, no. But check with the event host and referee if you want to use these. Some may allow this other equipment during warm-ups.

Michael Heather
August 8th, 2014, 09:35 PM
In most of California, you can warm up with the same equipment as you compete in. Suit, cap, goggles. Nothing else is allowed for the safety and consideration of other swimmers. Even if there is only one person per lane. 102.4.2 allows the LMSC to set stricter regulations, and many have gone with the same rules as nationals.

If you need paddles, fins or a snorkel to warm up for a meet, you have been trained wrong.

orca1946
October 21st, 2014, 05:46 PM
I would think competitive swim apparel would be enough to warm up. try drills if you need more.
Toys are not needed to have a good warm up. IMHO

Gary P
October 21st, 2014, 06:13 PM
After a hard swim, I like a pull buoy for the cool down. But I understand why they aren't allowed some places.

smiley92407
July 25th, 2017, 09:56 PM
At my last swim meet, somebody hid a pull buoy in the gutter. I was not about to touch it and get blamed for bringing one into the pool.