D 3 COMPETITION FORMAT

Diving Rules 2009-2013

D 3.1 All individual and synchronised diving competitions for men shall comprise six (6) dives.

D 3.2 All individual and synchronised diving competitions for women shall comprise five (5) dives.

D 3.3 No dives shall be repeated within each six (6) or five (5) dives.

D 3.4 A dive of the same number shall be regarded as the same dive.

D 3.5 1 metre and 3 metre springboard – men and women

D 3.5.1 The Women’s springboard competitions shall comprise five (5) dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.5.2 The Men’s springboard competitions shall comprise six (6) dives without limit degree of difficulty, of which one dive shall be selected from each group, plus an additional dive which may be selected from any group.

D 3.6 Platform – men and women

D 3.6.1 The Women’s platform competitions shall comprise five (5) dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.6.2 The Men’s platform competitions shall comprise six (6) dives from different groups without limit degree of difficulty.

D 3.6.3 At all FINA competitions (Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cups, and other FINA events, other than Age group competitions), only dives from the 10-metre platform may be executed.

D 3.7 Synchronised diving

D 3.7.1 The synchronised diving competition involves two competitors diving simultaneously from the springboard or platform. The competition is judged on how the two divers individually perform their dives and how the two divers as a team synchronise their performance.

D 3.7.2 The competition at Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cups, and Continental Championships shall comprise two competitors of the same Federation.

D 3.7.3 Every competition for women on 3m springboard and platform shall comprise five (5) rounds of dives from five (5) different groups. Two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 for each dive regardless of the formula and three (3) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty. All forward facing dives on springboard shall be done with a running approach.

D 3.7.4 Every competition for men on 3m springboard and platform shall comprise six (6) rounds of dives from five (5) different groups: Two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficuly of 2.0 for each dive regardless of the formula and four (4) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty. All forward facing dives on springboard shall be done with a running approach.

D 3.7.5 In each round the two divers must perform the same dive (same dive number and same position).