SS 17 JUDGEMENT OF ROUTINES

Synchronised Swimming Rules 2009-2013

SS 17.1 In Routines the competitor can obtain points from 0 – 10 using 1/10th points.

Perfect 10
Near perfectto 9.9 to 9.5
Excellent 9.4 – 9.0
Very Good 8.9 – 8.0
Good 7.9 – 7.0
Competent 6.9 – 6.0
Satisfactory 5.9 – 5.0
Deficient 4.9 – 4.0
Weak 3.9 – 3.0
Very weak 2.9 – 2.0
Hardly recognisable 1.9 – 0.1
Completely failed 0

SS 17.2 In Free Routine and Combination two scores shall be awarded 0 – 10 points each (see SS 17.1)

All the following percent arrays are subject of decision of the TSSC.


SS 17.2.1
First Score – Technical Merit Score

Consider Solo Duet Team Combination
EXECUTION of strokes, and parts thereof, propulsion techniques, precision of patterns 50% 40% 40% 40%
SYNCHRONISATION, one with another and with music 10% 30% 30% 30%
DIFFICULTY of strokes, figures and parts thereof, patterns, synchronisation 40% 30% 30% 30%


SS 17.2.2
Second Score – Artistic Impression Score

Consider Solo Duet Team Combination
CHOREGRAPHY, variety, creativity, pool coverage, patterns, transitions 50% 50% 50% 60%
MUSIC INTERPRETATION, use of music 20% 30% 30% 30%
MANNER OF PRESENTATION, total command 30% 20% 20% 10%


SS 17.2.3 In the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Junior Championships and World Cups, for the Free Routine and Free Combination sessions, each judge shall award three scores, from 0-10 points each (see SS 17.1). Technical Merit judges shall award scores for Execution, Synchronisation and Difficulty. Artistic Impression judges shall award scores for Choreography, Music Interpretation, and Manner of Presentation.

For each of the six components of the Free Routine (Technical Merit: Execution, Synchronisation, and Difficulty; Artistic Impression: Choreography, Music Interpretation and Manner of Presentation), cancel the highest and lowest award (one each) for each set of components. Add the remaining awards, divide the sum by the number of judges less two (2). Multiply the result by the factors in SS 17.2.1 for Technical Merit and SS 17.2.2 for Artistic Impression to get the component score.

The Technical Merit Score shall be the sum of the Execution, Synchronisation and Difficulty scores. The Artistic Impression Score shall be the sum of the Choreography, Music Interpretation, and Manner of resentation scores.

The Free Routine score shall be the sum of 50% of the Technical Merit score and 50% of the Artistic Impression score, less any penalty deductions from rules SS 18.1 and 18.2.

SOLO FREE ROUTINE SCORING EXAMPLE:

TECHNICAL MERIT EXAMPLE
JUDGE   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVG   SCORE
CAT %                 COMP. 50%
E 50 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.3 9.34 46.700  
S 10 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.2 9.5 9.34 9.340  
D 40 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.44 37.760  
                    93.800 46.900
                       
ARTISTIC IMPRESSION EXAMPLE
JUDGE   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVG    
CAT %                 COMP.  
C 50 9.5 8.9 8.9 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.26 46.300  
MI 20 9.5 9.3 9.0 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.3 9.38 18.760  
MP 30 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.2 9.30 27.900  
                    92.960 46.480
                  TOTAL   93.380


SS 17.3 Technical Routines
For Technical Routines two scores shall be awarded, 0 to 10 points each (see SS 17.1.)
All the following percent arrays are subject of decision of the TSSC.

SS 17.3.1 First score - Execution

Consider
Execution of required elements:
70%
Execution of rest of the routine:
30%

SS 17.3.2 Second score – Overall Impression

Consider
Solo
Duet
Team
Choreography, use of music
40%
40%
40%
Synchronisation
10%
20%
30%
Difficulty
30%
30%
20%
Manner of presentation
20%
10%
10%