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Rules and Regulation

D 7 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARIAT

D 7.1 The records of the competitions shall be kept by two independent secretaries.

D 7.2 In order to facilitate the scoring, a computer, a rapid calculator, or a chart may
be used.

D 7.3 In individual and team events, the judges’ awards shall be announced in their
seating order, and the first secretary shall record all awards as announced on the
diver’s statement of dives. In synchronised diving events, the judges awards shall be
announced, starting with the execution judges awards in seating order, followed by the
synchronised judges awards, also in seating order. When a computer and a scoreboard
are used, the announcement of the judges awards is not necessary and the secretary
may record the awards directly from the monitor.

D 7.4 The second secretary shall enter on the diver’s statement of dives the judges’
awards. When a computer is used to determine the scores, the second secretary may
record the awards directly from the monitor.

D 7.5 In the individual and team events, when seven (7) judges are used, the
secretaries shall cancel the two (2) highest and the two (2) lowest judges’ awards.
When more than two (2) awards are equal only two of the equal awards shall be
cancelled. If only five (5) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the highest and
the lowest award.

D 7.6 In synchronised diving, when eleven (11) judges are used, the secretaries
shall cancel the highest and the lowest judges’ awards given for execution for one
diver, the highest and lowest judges’ awards for execution of the other diver and the
highest and lowest judges’ awards given for synchronisation. When more than two (2)
awards are equal only two of the equal awards may be cancelled.

D 7.7 In synchronised diving, when nine (9) judges are used, the secretaries shall
cancel the highest and the lowest judges’ awards given for execution and the highest
and lowest judges’ awards given for synchronisation. When two (2) or more awards are
equal, either of the equal awards may be cancelled.

D 7.8 The secretaries shall independently add the remaining awards and multiply
this total by the degree of difficulty for the dive to determine the score of the dive
according to the following examples:

Individual and team competitions
Five (5) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 2.0 = 45.0
Seven (7) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 2.0 = 45.0

Synchronised Diving competitions
Nine (9) judges: Execution diver 1: 7.0, 6.5
                         Execution diver 2: 5.5, 5.5
                         Synchro awards: 8.5, 8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 7.5
                                                   = 35.5 ÷ 5 x 3 = 21.3 x 2.8 = 59.64

Eleven (11) judges: Execution diver 1: 7.0, 6.5, 6.0
                              Execution diver 2: 5.5, 5.5, 7.0
                              Synchro awards: 8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 8.0, 7.0
                                                        = 35.5 ÷ 5 x 3 = 21.3 x 2.8 = 59.64

D 7.9 When a judge by reason of illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, has
made no award for a particular dive, the average of the awards of the other judges shall
be adopted as the missing award. The award shall be rounded up or down to the
nearest half point or whole point. Averages ending in .01 to .24 shall be lost. Averages
ending in .25 to .74 shall be rounded to .50. Averages ending in .75 or higher shall be
rounded up to the next whole point.

D 7.10 In synchronised diving, when a judge (execution or synchronised) by reason of
illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, has made no award for a particular dive,
in an eleven (11) judge panel, the average of the awards of the other two (2) execution
judges of the same diver, or the average of the other four synchronised judges, shall be
adopted as the missing award. The average award shall be rounded up or down to the
nearest half point or whole point. Averages ending in .01 to .24 shall be lost. Averages
ending in .25 to .74 shall be rounded to .50. Averages ending in .75 or higher shall be
rounded up to the next whole point. In a nine (9) judge panel, the award of the other
execution judge of the same diver shall be adopted as the missing award.

D 7.11 At the end of the competition the two secretaries shall collate the score
sheets.

D 7.12 The result of the competition shall be obtained from the score sheets.

D 7.13 If an electronic officiating equipment is in use, only one secretariat may be
used. The secretariat records the awards and the electronic result only, to make sure
that the final result can be calculated in a case that the electronic officiating equipment
breaks down.

D 7.14 The final result at FINA events shall be announced in one of the official
languages of FINA (English or French).