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For those race directors who have been asked in the past by participants if the doggy paddle or any other stroke besides the freestyle can be used  during a sanctioned triathlon, they can refer athletes to Article 4.1 in the USAT Competitive Rules:

4.1 Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.

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