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The power swing caused by various disturbances will affect distance relay behavior and may result in relay misoperation. This paper provides a fast detection scheme for symmetrical fault during power swing for distance relay, which is based on extracting the high-frequency component energy of forward and backward traveling waves induced by faults. The multiresolution analysis based on wavelet transform has the ability to decompose the analyzed signals into different frequency bands. The selection of mother wavelet and the number of levels of wavelet transform are carefully studied. The fault can be identified by feature extracting from the d1 component of Daubechies-8 (Db8) wavelet transform. The proposed approach is verified by using the IEEE reference model implemented by using the Alternate Transients Program and the test results have been presented in this paper. This proposed method can be used for distance relay operation blocking or monitoring.