Synchronised Swimming Rules 2009-2013

SS 16.1 When qualified judges are available in sufficient number, two panels of six (6) or seven (7) judges must officiate: in Free Routines and Combination one for Technical Merit and one for Artistic Impression and in Technical Routines one for Execution and one for Overall Impression.

SS 16.2 During routine sessions the judges shall be placed in elevated positions on opposite sides of the pool.

SS 16.3 At the completion of each routine the judges record their scores on judging papers provided by the meet Management Committee. These judging papers shall be collected before the scores are flashed and shall be the accepted score in case of error or dispute.

SS 16.3.1 On a signal of the referee (or assistant referee), the results will be displayed on the scoreboard or will be announced.

SS 16.4 If a judge by reason of illness or other unforeseen circumstances has made no award for a routine, the average of the awards of the other five (5) or six (6) judges shall be computed and shall be considered as the award. This shall be calculated to the nearest 0.1 point.

SS 16.5 After approval by the referee or the appointed official, judges scores may be flashed on the score board or be sent to the computer.