DAG - Age Group Rules

Diving Rules 2009-2013

DAG 1 FINA Rules of competition will apply in all age group competitions.


DAG 2 Age Categories

All age group divers remain qualified from the 1st of January to midnight of the following 31st December in the year of competition.


DAG 3 Diving Events

DAG 3.1 Group A

DAG 3.1.1 Age: 16, 17 or 18 years on December 31st of the year of the competition.

DAG 3.1.2 Competition Format

Girls’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise nine (9) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and four (4) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Girls’ Platform – 5 metre – 7.5 metre – 10 metre
This competition shall comprise eight (8) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and four (4) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group. At least five (5) different groups must be used.

Boys’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise ten (10) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and five (5) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Boys’ Platform – 5 metre – 7.5 metre – 10 metre
This competition shall comprise nine (9) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and five (5) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group. All six (6) groups must be used.

A / B combined

Girls' and Boys' Synchronised Diving - 3 metre
This competition shall comprise five (5) dives; two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 for each dive regardless of formula, and three (3) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty. The five (5) dives must be selected from at least three (3) different groups.

DAG 3.2 Group B

DAG 3.2.1 Age: 14 or 15 years on December 31st of the year of the competition.

DAG 3.2.2 Competition Format

Girls’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise eight (8) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and three (3) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Girls’ Platform – 5 metre – 7.5 metre – 10 metre
This competition shall comprise seven (7) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and three (3) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group. At least five (5) different groups must be used.

Boys’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise nine (9) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and four (4) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Boys’ Platform – 5 metre – 7.5 metre – 10 metre
This competition shall comprise eight (8) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and four (4) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group. All least five (5) different groups must be used.

DAG 3.3 Group C

DAG 3.3.1 Age: 12 or 13 years on December 31st of the year of the competition.

DAG 3.3.2 Competition Format

Girls’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise seven (7) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and two (2) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Girls’ Platform – 5 metre or 7.5 metre
This competition shall comprise six (6) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and two (2) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Boys’ Springboard – 1 metre and 3 metre
This competition shall comprise eight (8) different dives; five (5) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 9.5 for 3 metre events and 9.0 for 1 metre events, and three (3) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.

Boys’ Platform – 5 metre or 7.5 metre
This competition shall comprise seven (7) different dives; four (4) dives each selected from a different group, the total degree of difficulty shall not exceed 7.6, and three (3) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, each dive selected from a different group.


DAG 4 General Rules for Junior Diving World Championships

DAG 4.1 Junior Diving World Championships shall be conducted every two years in Groups A and B.

DAG 4.2 Each Federation is entitled to enter a maximum of two (2) divers in individual events and one (1) team in synchronised diving events.

DAG 4.3 Each diver shall only compete in his age group.

DAG 4.4 Each diver shall perform a full list of dives as indicated in his age group.

DAG 4.5 Each competition may be a final competition, irrespective of the number of entrants and may be conducted in one, two or three sessions.

DAG 4.5.1 When facilities and time permits, the top twelve (12) divers from the previous session will participate in a final competition performing only dives without limit. The scores of the dives with limit from the previous session will be carried forward and added to the scores in the final competition to determine the top twelve (12) rankings. Divers lower than twelfth place will be ranked by their preliminary scores.

DAG 4.5.2 When facilities allow, the opportunity for simultaneous preliminary events may be scheduled subject to the approval of the Bureau on recommendation of the Technical Diving Committee.

DAG 4.5.3 The program schedule shall be agreed by the Bureau upon recommendation of the Technical Diving Committee.

DAG 4.6 Either five (5) or seven (7) judges shall officiate in the individual events and nine (9) judges in the synchronised diving events. Note: If possible, eleven (11) judges in the synchronised diving events may be used.

DAG 4.7 The Championships shall normally be conducted separately and not in conjunction with Swimming, Water Polo or Synchronised Swimming.

DAG 4.8 The Championships shall be conducted in a minimum period of six (6) days.