D 7 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARIAT

Diving Rules 2009-2013

D 7.1 The records of the competitions shall be kept by two independent secretaries.

D 7.2 In order to facilitate the scoring, a computer, a rapid calculator, or a chart may be used.

D 7.3 In individual events, the judges' awards shall be announced in their seating order, and the first secretary shall record all awards as announced on the diver’s statement of dives. In synchronised diving events, the judges' awards shall be announced, starting with the execution judges' awards in seating order, followed by the synchronised judges' awards, also in seating order. When a computer and a scoreboard is used, the announcement of the judges' awards is not necessary and the secretary may record the awards directly from the monitor.

D 7.4 The second secretary shall enter on the diver’s statement of dives the judges’ awards. When a computer is used to determine the scores, the second secretary may record the awards directly from the monitor.

D 7.5 In the individual events, when seven (7) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the two (2) highest and the two (2) lowest judges’ awards. When more than two (2) awards are equal only two of the equal awards shall be cancelled. If only five (5) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the highest and the lowest award.

D 7.6 In synchronised diving, when eleven (11) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the highest and the lowest judges’ awards given for execution for one diver, the highest and lowest judges’ awards for execution of the other diver and the highest and lowest judges’ awards given for synchronisation. When more than two (2) awards are equal only two of the equal awards shall be cancelled..

D 7.7 In synchronised diving, when nine (9) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the highest and the lowest judges’ awards given for execution and the highest and lowest judges’ awards given for synchronisation. When two (2) or more awards are equal, either of the equal awards may be cancelled.

D 7.8 The secretaries shall independently add the remaining awards and multiply this total by the degree of difficulty for the dive to determine the score of the dive according to the following examples:

Individual competitions
Five (5) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 2.0 = 45.0
Seven (7) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 2.0 = 45.0

Synchronised Diving competitions
Nine (9) judges: Execution diver 1: 7.0, 6.5
Execution diver 2: 5.5, 5.5
Synchro awards: 8.5, 8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 7.5
= 35.5 ÷ 5 x 3 = 21.3 x 2.8 = 59.64

Eleven (11) judges: Execution diver 1: 7.0, 6.5, 6.0
Execution diver 2: 5.5, 5.5, 7.0
Synchro awards: 8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 8.0, 7.0
= 35.5 ÷ 5 x 3 = 21.3 x 2.8 = 59.64

D 7.9 When a judge by reason of illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, has made no award for a particular dive, the average of the awards of the other judges shall be adopted as the missing award. The award shall be rounded up or down to the nearest half point or whole point. Averages ending in .25 or higher shall be rounded to .50. Averages ending in .75 or higher shall be rounded to .00.

D 7.10 In synchronised diving, when a judge (execution or synchronised) by reason of illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, has made no award for a particular dive, in an eleven (11) judge panel, the average of the awards of the other two (2) execution judges of the same diver, or the average of the other four synchronised judges, shall be adopted as the missing award. The average award shall be rounded up or down to the nearest half point or whole point. Averages ending in .25 or higher shall be rounded to .50. Averages ending in .75 or higher shall be rounded up to .00. In a nine (9) judge panel, the award of the other execution judge of the same diver shall be adopted as the missing award.

D 7.11 At the end of the competition the two secretaries shall collate the score sheets.

D 7.12 The result of the competition shall be obtained from the score sheets.

D 7.13 The final result at FINA events shall be announced in one of the official languages of FINA (English or French).