SS 18 DEDUCTIONS AND PENALTIES IN ROUTINES

Synchronised Swimming Rules 2009-2013

SS 18.1 In Team competition, whether in Free Routine Preliminary, Free Routine Final or Technical Routine, one half point penalty shall be deducted from the total score for each member less than eight (8) (see SS 13.1).

SS 18.2 Penalties in Free Routines, Technical Routines and Combinations:

A one (1) point penalty shall be deducted from the routine score if:

SS 18.2.1 The time limit of ten (10) seconds for deck movements is exceeded.

SS 18.2.2 There is a deviation from the specified routine time limit allowed (less or more than) for the routine and in accordance with SS 14.1 and SSAG 6.

SS 18.2.3 If the time limit of 30 seconds for the deck walk-on is exceeded.

SS 18.2.4 Each violation of rule SS 13.2.

SS 18.2.5 A competitor has made a deliberate use of the bottom of the pool during the routine.

A two (2) point penalty shall be deducted from the routine score if:

SS 18.2.6 A competitor has made a deliberate use of bottom of the pool during a routine to assist another competitor.

SS 18.2.7 A routine is interrupted by a competitor during the deck movements and a new start is allowed.

SS 18.2.8 If during the deck movements in routines competitors are executing stacks, towers or human pyramids.

SS 18.3 Penalties in Technical Routines

SS 18.3.1 A two (2) point penalty shall be deducted from the Execution score for each required element omitted by competitor in Solo or by all competitors in Duet and Team.

SS 18.3.2 A one (1) point penalty shall be deducted from the Execution score for each part of a required element omitted by competitor in Solo or by all competitors in Duet or Team or if there is an incorrect /additional sequence in a required element performed by competitor in Solo or by all competitors in Duet or Team.

SS 18.3.3 A half-point (0,5) penalty shall be deducted from the Execution score for each competitor omitting a part of the required element, or if there is an incorrect /additional sequence in each required element for each competitor, up to a maximum deduction of two (2) points.

SS 18.3.4 A half-point (0,5) penalty shall be deducted from the Execution score for each violation in Duet required element 9 and Team required element 9 of the Appendix VI.

SS 18.3.5 In case of dispute about required elements, video recording may be used for final decision by the Referee.

SS 18.4 If one (or more) competitor(s) stops swimming before the routine is completed the routine will be disqualified. If the cessation is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the competitor(s), the Referee shall allow the routine to be reswum during the session.