D 9 JUDGING SYNCHRONISED DIVING

Diving Rules 2009-2013

D 9.1 Synchronised diving is judged by the execution of the individual dives and the synchronisation of the divers

D 9.2 The rules for judging individual diving shall apply to the execution of dives in synchronised diving, except that where one or both divers perform a dive of a different number or position than that announced, the Referee shall declare a failed dive.

D 9.3 When judging the synchronisation of the divers, the overall impression of the dives must be taken into account.

D 9.4 The factors to be considered in judging synchronised diving are:
• the starting position, the approach, and the take-off, including the similarity of the height,
• the co-ordinated timing of the movements during the flight,
• the similarity of the angles of the entries,
• the comparative distance from the springboard or platform of the entry,
• the co-ordinated timing of the entries.

D 9.5 If either diver enters the surface of the water before the other diver leaves the springboard or platform, the Referee shall declare it a failed dive.

D 9.6 The Referee shall declare a two-point deduction from all judges when there is a re-start by one or both divers.

D 9.7 The execution judges must not be influenced by any factor other than the technique and execution of the dive, not both dives, nor the synchronisation of the divers.

D 9.8 When either or both divers perform a dive other than that announced, the Referee shall declare the dive a failed dive.

D 9.9 When an execution judge considers that a dive of a different number has been performed by a diver, the judge shall award zero (0) points notwithstanding that the Referee has not declared it to be a failed dive. If both execution judges of one diver in a nine (9) judge panel or all three (3) execution judges in an eleven (11) judge panel, award zero (0) points, the Referee shall declare it a failed dive. If the Referee declares a failed dive, zero (0) points are awarded by all nine (9) or eleven (11) judges.

D 9.10 The synchronisation judges must not be influenced by any factor other than the co-ordinated performance of the two divers and not the execution of either dive.

D 9.11 If all the synchronisation judges award zero (0) points, the Referee shall declare it a failed dive.

D 9.12 When any of the following faults are shown, each synchronisation judge shall deduct from ½ to 2 points, according to his opinion, for the lack of:
• similarity of the starting position, approach, take-off, or height,
• co-ordinated timing of the movement during the flight,
• similarity of the angles of the entries,
• comparative distance from the springboard or platform of the entry,
• co-ordinated timing of the entries.