As voted on 6/6/16, teams may combine two consecutive age brackets if they do not have sufficient eligible swimmers on their roster to form a single relay in one of the age brackets.
The combined relay must swim at the higher age bracket and follow GRAL advanced and senior varsity relay rules.
At least one swimmer must be in the age bracket in which it competes.
Swimmers may not swim more than two age groups higher than their age group.
Reminder that GRAL allows swimmers to participate in 3 individual events and 1 relay event, therefore a swimmer would not be eligible to swim in two different relays in the same meet, even if they are different age groups.
This relay will count for points.
If a swimmer is added to an age group after the season has started and an exemption has been granted, the fourth swimmer would then nullify the exemption.
All approved relay exemptions must be shared with the opposing team when meet entries are submitted and make the referee aware before the start of the meet.
A separate relay exemption is allowed in the following case: An exemption can also be granted if the only 4 swimmers in an age group are the same gender and would otherwise qualify for a senior varsity relay.