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Swimming – Pentathletes swim 200, 100, or 50 metres freestyle depending on their age. Swimmers are seeded in heats according to their previous personal best times.



  • Technique

  • Strength



  • Swimwear must be in good condition and non-transparent. Swimming Caps and goggles are allowed.

  • At international competitions swimwear must meet approved FINA rules.



Swimmers meeting set times will be awarded 250 points times above or below each .50 seconds will be awarded +/- 1 points according to the points table for the swim event of the modern pentathlon.


Want to find out more?

The detailed rules and points table can be found in the Complete rules for Pentathlon (Swim)

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