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Rules and Regulation

D 1 GENERAL

D 1.1 These Rules shall govern all Diving competitions covered by BL 9 and GR 9 (Olympic Games and World Championships), BL 10 (World Diving Cup), and GR 10 (World Junior Championships).

D 1.2 All diving installations, including the springboards and platforms, shall be in accordance with the FINA Facilities Rules, inspected and approved by the delegate of FINA, and a member of the Technical Diving Committee no later than 120 days prior to the start of the competitions.

D 1.3 When diving is sharing the same venue with any other discipline, all diving installations shall be available for use by entered diving competitors on competition days provided no competition is in progress.

D 1.4 Divers younger than 14 years on December 31st in the year of the competition shall not be permitted to compete at the Olympic Games, World Championships or
World Cups.

D 1.5 Diving Number Designations

D 1.5.1 All dives shall be designated by a system of 3 or 4 numerals followed by a single letter.

D 1.5.2 The first digit shall indicate the group to which the dive belongs:
1 = Front

2 = Back

3 = Reverse

4 = Inward

5 = Twisting

6 = Armstand

D 1.5.3 In the Front, Back, Reverse and Inward groups, a 1 in the second digit indicates that the dive has a flying action during the dive. When there is no flying action the second digit shall be 0.

D 1.5.4 The third digit shall indicate the number of half somersaults being performed. For example 1 = ½ somersault, 9 = 4 ½ somersaults, etc. When there are more than 4 ½ somersaults there will be four digits with the third and fourth digits indicating the number of half somersaults. For example 11 = 5 ½ somersaults as 1011.

D 1.5.5 In Armstand dives the second digit indicates the group or direction to which the dive belongs:
1 = Front
2 = Back
3 = Reverse

D 1.5.6 In the Twisting group (those dives beginning with the digit 5) the second digit indicates the group or direction of the take-off as listed in D 1.5.2 above.

D 1.6 Degree of Difficulty


D 1.6.1 The degree of difficulty of each dive is calculated using the following
formula (the component values of the formula are outlined in Appendix 1 and 3):
A + B + C + D + E = DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

D1.6.2 As a guide, dives with their numbers and degrees of difficulty for springboard dives have been calculated and are tabled in Appendix 2. Platform dives are tabled in Appendix 4.

D 1.6.3 Any dive, which is not tabled in Appendix 2 or 4 but is used in a competition, shall be given the dive number and degree of difficulty as determined in accordance with Rules D 1.5 and D 1.6.

D 1.6.4 In calculating the degree of difficulty for dives with twists, the following need do be noted:
        -  Dives with 1⁄2 somersault and twists can only be executed in position A, B or C,
        -  Dives with 1 or 1 1⁄2 somersaults and twists can only be executed in position D,
        -  Dives with 2 or more somersaults and twists can only be executed in position B or C,
        -  Armstand dives with 1, 1 1⁄2, or 2 somersaults and one or more twists can only be executed in position D, and
        -  Armstand dives with 2 1⁄2 or more somersaults and twists can only be executed in position B or C. 
D 1.6.5 The Appendixes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are established by the FINA Technical Diving Committee (TDC) and approved by the FINA Bureau.