What is DQ?

Unfortunately this means disqualified. At the end of a pool there are time keepers, recording a final time achieved by the swimmer, by the side of the pool walking up and down are Judges. If a Judge observes a swimming that has infringed the rules this will result in a DQ.

The Results Report will show a DQ when a swimmer has been disqualified and, where possible, includes details of the reason for disqualification. The fact of disqualification is usually indicated on results pages by annotating the result with ‘DQ’ or with a more specific disqualification code.

If a swimmer is disqualified then he will be given no time on the results. Any time recorded by the timekeeper will not be treated as an official time and cannot be used as a qualifying time for any event.

Click here to check the FINA Swimming Rules

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