Competition rules and regulations are applied which include the following at the finish:
- Fly & Breast stroke events: 2 hands touch
- Freestyle events: 1 hand touch (while on the front)
- Back stroke events: 1 hand touch (while on the back)
Failure to do the above will result in Disqualification (DQ). Timings of those disqualified will not appear in the results sheet at competition levels, however in these results they will be shown with a (DQ) mark.