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Rules and Regulation

D 3 COMPETITION FORMAT

D 3.1 All individual and synchronised diving competitions for men shall comprise six (6) dives.

D 3.2 All individual and synchronised diving competitions for women shall comprise five (5) dives.

D 3.3 No dives shall be repeated within each six (6) or five (5) dives. D 3.4 A dive of the same number shall be regarded as the same dive. D 3.5 1 metre and 3 metre springboard – men and women

D 3.5.1 The Women’s springboard competitions shall comprise five (5) dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.5.2 The Men’s springboard competitions shall comprise six (6) dives without limit of degree of difficulty, of which one dive shall be selected from each group, plus an additional dive which may be selected from any group.

D 3.6 Platform – men and women
D 3.6.1 The Women’s platform competitions shall comprise five (5) dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.6.2 The Men’s platform competitions shall comprise six (6) dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.6.3 At all FINA competitions (Olympic Games, World Champion-ships, World Cups and other FINA events, other than Age group competitions), only dives from the 10 metre platform may be executed.

D 3.7 Synchronised diving

D 3.7.1 The synchronised diving competition involves two competitors diving simultaneously from the springboard or platform. The competition is judged on how the two divers individually perform their dives and how the two divers as a team synchronise their performance.

D 3.7.2 The competition at Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cups and Continental Championships shall comprise two competitors of the same Federation.

D 3.7.3 Every competition for women and for mixed synchro on 3m springboard and platform shall comprise five (5) rounds of dives from five (5) different groups. Two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 for each dive regardless of the formula and three (3) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty. All forward facing dives on springboard shall be done with a running approach.

D 3.7.4 Every competition for men on 3m springboard and platform shall comprise six (6) rounds of dives from five (5) different groups. Two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 for each dive regardless of the formula and four (4) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty. All forward facing dives on springboard shall be done with a running approach.

D 3.7.5 In each round the two divers must perform the same dive (same dive number and same position).
Note: In mixed synchronised diving events a combination of groups shall be allowed (see D 3.9.5).

D 3.8 Team diving


D 3.8.1 The team diving competition involves one female and one male diver.

D 3.8.2 The competition at World Championships, World Cups, and Continental Championships shall comprise two competitors of the same Federation.

D 3.8.3 Every competition shall comprise six (6) different dives from six (6) different groups. Two (2) dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 for each dive regardless of the formula and four (4) dives without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.8.4 Three (3) dives shall be executed by the female competitor, the other three (3) dives by the male competitor. Three (3) dives shall be executed from the 3m springboard and the other three (3) dives from the 10m platform. Each diver must perform at least one (1) dive from the 3m springboard and one (1) dive from the 10m platform.

D 3.8.5 The two (2) dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 regardless of the formula may be executed at any time and from any height by each team member, one (1) by the male and one (1) by the female.

D 3.8.6 The diving order is drawn by teams, which will perform in three (3) rounds succeeding each other and starting with any of the two performing divers.

D 3.9 Mixed Synchronised Diving Event


D 3.9.1 At the World Championships, Diving World Cups and other FINA Diving Events additional Mixed Synchronised Diving Events can be conducted.

D 3.9.2 The Competition shall comprise two (2) divers (one (1) male and one (1) female) of the same Federation

D 3.9.3 Every competition for Mixed Synchronised on 3m springboard and 10m platform shall comprise five (5) rounds of dives from five (5) groups.

D 3.9.4 Two (2) rounds of dives with an assigned degree of difficulty of 2.0 regardless of the formula and three (3) rounds of dives without limit of degree of difficulty.

D 3.9.5 A combination of groups shall be allowed however a dive number may not be repeated and each group may be used not more than twice.

D 3.9.6 The FINA Bureau can decide changes on the program for Mixed Synchronised Competitions based upon proposals from the TDC.