• Race is by a whistle or start pistol start with a dive after a whistle to take your marks
  • After finishing, swimmers must stay in the water until referee signals to exit the pool
  • Judges will observe turns and times will be recorded


  • Swimwear must be in good condition and non-transparent.
  • Swimming caps, goggles and nose plugs are allowed. At international competitions swimwear must meet approved FINA rules.


  • Technique
  • Strength


  • Swimmers meeting set times will be awarded 250 points above or below each .50 seconds will be awarded +/- 1 point according to the points table for the swim event of the modern pentathlon.
  • This points table can be found in the swimming rules section of the UIPM website.
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Complete rules for Pentathlon are available on the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne Website.

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