The exhibition swimmer is a swimmer who can swim an event for time ONLY. This swimmer cannot place, score or ribbon via JSL rules in the exhibition event. An exhibition swimmer is designated with an X beside the exhibition event.
Teams are limited by the number of official swimmers they can put in an event at a meet. If a team does not use all their allotted lanes in a heat, the competing team can fill their lanes with exhibition swimmers. (See Schedule of Events under FAQ's for more information on heat limitations.)
If a swimmer was accidentally left off the roster or had a change in plans after the scheduled deadline, the swimmer can fill empty lanes as an exhibition swimmer.
If a swimmer needs a time in an event they haven't had the opportunity to swim, or a swimmer has the allotted number of official events, the swimmer can swim as an exhibition swimmer in an event.