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USA Swimming Rulebook (2008) - Section 401.1

401.1 As hereinafter set forth, USA Swimming may censure, place on probation, suspend for a 

definite or indefinite period of time with or without terms of probation, fine, or expel any member 

of USA Swimming, including any athlete, coach, manager, official, member of any committee, or 

any person participating in any capacity whatsoever in the affairs of USA Swimming, who has 

violated any of its rules or regulations, or who aids, abets, and encourages another to violate any 

of its rules or regulations, or who has acted in a manner which brings disrepute upon USA Swimming 

or upon the sport of swimming. USA Swimming may also conduct hearings on any matter 

affecting USA Swimming as the National Governing Body for swimming.