SS 14 TIME LIMITS FOR ROUTINES

Synchronised Swimming Rules 2009-2013

SS 14.1 Time limits for Technical Routines and Free Routines including ten (10) seconds for deck movement:

SS 14.1.1 Technical Routine Solos: 2 minutes 00 seconds
Free Routine Solos: 3 minutes 00 seconds

SS 14.1.2 Technical Routine Duets: 2 minutes 20 seconds
Free Routine Duets: 3 minutes 30 seconds

SS 14.1.3 Technical Routine Teams: 2 minutes 50 seconds
Free Routine Teams 4 minutes 00 seconds

SS 14.1.4 Combination: 4 minutes 30 seconds

SS 14.1.5 There shall be an allowance of fifteen (15) seconds less or plus the allotted time for Technical Routines, Free Routines and Combination.

SS 14.1.6 In routine events, the walk-on of the competitors from the designated starting point to achievement of a stationary position(s) may not exceed 30 seconds. Timing shall commence when the first competitor passes the starting point and end when the last competitor becomes stationary.

SS 14.1.7 In routine events, when the Routine starts in the water, the time allowance for the competitors to achieve a stationary starting position in the water shall not exceed 30 seconds. Timing shall commence when the first competitor moves past the starting point and end when the last competitor assumes a starting position.

SS 14.1.8 Age Group time limits – see SSAG 6.

SS 14.2 Timing of the routines shall start and finish with the accompaniment. Timing of the deck movements shall end as the last competitor leaves the deck. Routines may start on the deck or in the water, but they must finish in the water.

SS 14.3 The accompaniment and judging shall begin upon a signal from the referee or appointed official. After the signal the competitor(s) must perform the routine without interruption (see SS 18.4).

SS 14.4 The timers shall check the overall time of the routine as well as that of the deck movements. The times shall be recorded on the score sheet. If the time limit is exceeded for the deck work or there is a deviation from the routine time limit allowance (see SS 14.1) the timer shall advice the referee or the appointed official designated by the referee.