It is therefore really important that the swimmers understand what they have been DQ’d for and learn from the experience.
The disqualification code used in results represents the best effort of the person encoding the infraction reported by the judge or other official.
Sometimes this requires the use of a code which doesn’t exactly match the infraction, but has been chosen as being in some sense ‘near’.
Please note officials only disqualify swimmers when they are certain there is a rule infringement, if there is any doubt then generally the swimmer will not be disqualified.
- DNC: Did Not Compete
- DNS: Did Not Start
- DNF: Did Not Finish