Rules and Policies


MSA Rules, Policies and Publications

MSA Rules

MSA Constitution - May 2020
MSA General Rules - May 2022 (Please note that the new Relay Age groups 72 - 99, 100 – 119 will take affect from 1 January 2023)
MSA By-Laws MARCH 2019

Annual Reports

Masters Swimming Australia produces an Annual Report on its activities during the previous calendar year. Choose from the list below for the reports from previous years.
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Pool Surveys

Please find the latest lists of pool surveys which are updated regularly. FINA Masters does not require a pool to be re measured if there has not been any structural changes. FINA Masters does not require a pool to be re-measured if it is a bulkhead pool and that bulkhead has been moved. If the pool was measured with the pads in place and sometime during the meet a pad needs replacement, we do not require a re-measurement. The pool does not need to be re-measured.

Organising an Event

Guidelines for Meet Directors and Clubs
The National Technical Committee has produced Guidelines for Meet Directors and Clubs to assist organising committees and clubs to understand the processes and the applicable rules involved in hosting a masters swimming event. They are there for guidance, which means that you may not need to adhere to all of them.
Guidelines for Organising Open Water Swims
This document has been developed to support the Open Water Swim Rules. It has been recognised that while the Open Water Swim Rules define some of the parameters for the conduct of an open water swim, there is a need for a document that assisted the organising committee of an open water swim to run an enjoyable, safe and financially rewarding event
Guidelines for Organising Postal Swims
The intention of this document is to provide uniformity for conducting Postal Swims sanctioned by Masters Swimming Australia. It is not the intention that this document replaces the National Rules but rather complements them and specific references have been made to the Rules where it is considered appropriate to emphasise that particular rule.  
National Championships Meet Guide
Organising any event can be a challenging task, let alone organising a National Championships. It takes years of preparation, and as the meet draws closer, it entails review and fine-tuning of each segment of the total event. Organising a National Championships can also be enjoyable and rewarding and there is often a tremendous sense of achievement when the task is successfully completed.This publication, is the result of years of experience by past organisers of this event, and has been compiled to assist you to run a successful National Championships or any swim meet.In the process, recommendations from the final reports of the organising committees of each National Championships have been considered by the National Swim Meet Committee and, if appropriate, added to the Guide. The National Swim Meet Committee completed the current revised edition of the Guide in May 2017. This edition also includes cross-references to the Rules and By-Laws of Masters Swimming Australia. It is a dynamic document and we welcome your suggestions to improve it. Please respect the advice the Guide contains and adhere to the timelines quoted. It is suggested that a copy of the relevant section be given to each member of your Organising Committee. This will assist greatly in the conduct of a successful event.


Masters Swimming Australia provides a national insurance that covers all affiliated Branches and their Clubs through Public Liability, Directors and Officers Liability and Professional Indemnity policies; and their members with a Personal Accident insurance policy.

Masters Swimming Australia has appointed Marsh as their insurance broker of  choice to arrange and implement an insurance program for clubs, coaches and members.

With over 20 years of experience in delivering tailored national sporting insurance schemes, our team is dedicated to offering service and value to Masters Swimming Australia clubs. They have a dedicated webpage for MSA Insurance needs and questions. MSA Insurance Webpage

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Summary Of MSA National Insurance Program

Please contact the National Office to discuss any insurance questions or issues that arise. MSA has an active working relationship with its broker, Marsh Pty Ltd, and all questions are answered promptly.

Summary of Sports Personal Accident Insurance

Masters Swimming Australia Incident Report Updated 2021 (Final)

If and when an incident occurs, an authorised official is required to complete the incident report form and submit it through your Branch to the National office.

Injury Report Form

If and when an injury is sustained, the person responsible for dealing with the injured person must complete the injury report form and submit it to your Branch.

Injury Claim Form

If and when an injury is sustained and a claim is necessary, please contact the MSA National Office ( or 03 9682 5666) to request a claim form. MSA changed their insurer in 2012 and is covered by Sportscover Australia. A claim should be submitted within 120 days of the injury. Do not wait until treatment is complete before submitting the claim form.

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