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					NORTH MULTI REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & AGE GROUPS 2010
Saturday 9th October 2010
Manchester Aquatics Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9DJ

GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP & AGE GROUP CONDITIONS
   1. All competitors shall have been registered members of the club under whose name they
      compete for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the competition.

    2. All competitors must reside in and be registered with clubs affiliated to either the North West
       or North East Region.

    3. The Championships shall be held annually, under ASA Synchronised Swimming Laws (701 et
       seq) Technical Rules and as provided by the following conditions.

    4. The promotion of the championships shall be the responsibility of the Swim North West and
       North East Synchronised Swimming Committees, which shall for all purposes be regarded as
       the Promoter. They shall decide any matter arising that is not covered by these conditions,
       subject to conformity with ASA Laws.

    5. The competition events shall be divided into two strands: Competitive and Recreational.
       a. Competitive shall consist of Age Group figures, solo, duet and free team and
       Championship technical & free solo, duet & team
       b. Recreational shall consist of free age group combination and 18-19 duets only

    6. In the event of there being more than 30 entries in any one section of the competition, the
       Synchronised Swimming Committee may reduce to three the number of figures to be
       performed in that Age Group.

    7. Competitors may only enter a maximum of one solo, duet and team event in the Age Groups
       (e.g. either combination or free) and one solo, duet and team event in the Championships.
       Team is either free team in competitive strand or free combination in recreational event

    8. Closing date will be 14 days prior to the competition.


    9. Competitors must be Category 2 registered swimmers of the ASA for the competitive strand
       and may be Category 1 for Recreational providing they are Skill Level 2 or less.

    10. Competitors in duets and teams must be members of the same club.


SWIM WEAR
FINA rules shall apply
GR5.1 The swimwear (swimsuit, cap and goggles) of all competitors shall be in good moral taste and
suitable for the individual sports disciplines and not to carry any symbol which may be considered
offensive.
GR5.2 All costumes shall be non-transparent
GR5.4 The Referee of a competition has the authority to exclude any competitor(s) whose costume
and/or body symbols do not comply with this rule.
SS13.5 In Routines the swimwear must conform to GR5 and be appropriate for synchronised
swimming competitions. The use of accessory equipment, goggles or additional clothing is not
permitted unless required by medical reason. Nose clips or plugs may be worn.
SS13.5.1 In the event that the referee thinks a competitor(s) swimwear does not conform to GR5 and
SS13.5, the competitor(s) will not be permitted to compete until changing into appropriate swimwear.
NORTH MULTI REGIONAL AGE GROUPS
Figure Competitions
All competitors must wear a one-piece plain black suit and plain white cap. Goggles and nose clips
may be worn. Jewellery is not allowed.

Entry Qualifications for the Competitive Strand
1. The Age Groups shall be as outlined below:
1.1 Age as at midnight on the 31 December in the year of competition.
1.2 Competitors to swim in figures, solo & duet – if eligible, and ONE team only.

1.3 12 years & Under having a minimum of ASA Skill Level 2 for figures and ASA Skill Level 2 for
solo, duet and team.
1.4 13/14 years having a minimum of ASA Skill Level 2 for figures and ASA Skill Level 3 for solo, duet
and team.
1.5 15/16/17 years having a minimum of ASA Skill Level 3 for figures and ASA Skill Level 4 for solo,
duet and team.
1.6 18/19 years having ASA Skill Level 4 for figures, solo and duet
1.7 Qualifying Skills must have been attained by the closing date for the competition.

Entry Qualifications for the Recreational Strand
2 The Age Groups shall be as outlined below
2.1 Age as at midnight on the 31 December in the year of competition
2.2 Competitors to swim in figures if eligible, recreational duet (18/19 years) and swim in one team
only.
2.3 No skill entry is required.
2.4 All Age group free combinations to consist of up to 50% of competitive
Swimmers, but no more than three (3) competitive swimmers, i.e. 12 & under skill 2+, 13/14 skill 3+,
15/17 skill 4+.
2.5 19 & under free combination to consist of up to 50% of competitive swimmers (12 & under skill 2+,
13/14 skill 3+, 15/17 skill 4+, 18/19 skill 5) but no more than three (3) skill 5 or skill 4 swimmers.

Entry Requirements for all Team and Free Combination Competitions:
3.1 In both the competitive strand and recreational strand, clubs may enter one or more teams. If
Clubs enter more than one Free Team the first entry must have the maximum 8 competitors.
3.2 Clubs may enter a competitive strand in one age group and a recreational strand in another age
group or a competitive strand and a recreational strand in the same age
Group.
3.3 Order of appearance for routines in the competitive strand will be by container draw and routines
for the recreational strand will be by random draw.
3.4 A team shall consist of not less than four (4) nor more than eight (8) for free routines and not less
than four (4) nor more than ten (10) for free combinations
Routines
4.1 The names of the swimmers competing in the free duets and teams must be submitted to the
Referee in writing within 30 minutes of the figure results being available. Changes after this time may
only be made in the case of sudden illness or accident of the competitor, and if the reserve is ready to
compete without delaying the event.
4.2 If the lack of a reserve reduces the team size to less than four (4) the team shall be disqualified.
4.3 Failure to notify the Referee of substitution and/or scratches shall result in disqualification.
4.4 The results of the figure competition will be used to qualify for entry to the Solo, Duet and Team
routines in the competitive strand as follows:
4.5 The highest placed 8 competitors in figures, with the relevant skill level, will perform solos and the
highest placed 8 duets with combined figure scores, with the relevant skill level, will perform their free
duet routine. In each age group’s solo/duet competition a minimum of four entries must come from the
North East and four from the North West region. If a region does not have four eligible entries the
remaining number of competitors up to 8 may come from the other region.
4.6 All teams will swim.
Free Combination Conditions
Free Combination has a maximum of ten (10) competitors who make a combination of routines
(Solos, Duets, Trios, and Teams). At least two (2) parts must have fewer than three (3) competitors
and at least two (2) parts must have four (4) to ten (10) competitors.
Start of first part of the routine may be on the deck or in the water.
All of the following parts must start in the water.
A new part begins where the previous part ends.

Figures:
5.1 Each age group shall perform the two compulsory figures plus an optional figure group to be
drawn on the Thursday prior to the competition. Notification of the optional figure group will be via e-
mail at 3pm.

Age Group 18-19 and 15-16-17 years
Compulsory
1     313     Kip Split Closing 180               2.5
2     112f    Ibis Continuous Spin (720)          2.8

Optional Groups
Group 1
1       336    Gaviata Open 180                   2.7
2       436    Cyclone                            2.5

Group 2
1      355b     Porpoise Full Twist               2.5
2      150      Knight                            3.1

Group 3
1      307      Flying Fish                       3.0
2      115c     Catalina Twirl                    2.8

Age Group 13-14-15
Compulsory
1     420     Walkover Back                       2.0
2     355e Porpoise Spinning 360                  2.1

Optional Groups
Group 1
1       342    Heron                              2.1
2       311a Kip 1/2 Twist                        2.2

Group 2
1      240      Albatross                          2.2
2      345      Catalina Reverse                  2.1

Group 3
1      301d     Barracuda Spin 180°               2.1
2      140      Flamingo Bent Knee                2.4


Age Group 12 and under
Compulsory
1     101     Ballet Leg Single                   1.6
2     360     Walkover Front                      2.1

Optional Groups
Group 1
1       321    Somersub                           2.0
2       315    Kipnus                             1.6
Group 2
1      355     Porpoise                    1.9
2      401     Swordfish                   2.0
Group 3
1      344     Neptunus                    1.8
2      301     Barracuda                   2.0



Event Table Age        Skill Level Entry         Events             Times
                                                                    10secs deck work +/-
                                                                    15secs
12 years &Under        Skill Level 2             Figures            -
Competitive            Skill Level 2             Free Team          3mins
                       Skill Level 2             Solo               2mins
                       Skill Level 2             Duet               2mins 30secs
12 years &Under        No skill required         Free Combination   3mins
Recreational
13/14 years            Skill Level 2             Figures            -
Competitive            Skill Level 3             Free Team          3mins 30secs
                       Skill Level 3             Solo               2mins 30secs
                       Skill Level 3             Duet               3mins
13/14 years            No skill required         Free Combination   3mins 30secs
Recreational
15-17 years            Skill Level 3             Figures            -
Competitive            Skill Level 4             Free Team          4mins
                       Skill Level 4             Solo               3mins
                       Skill Level 4             Duet               3mins 30secs
15-17 years            No skill required         Free Combination   3mins 30secs
Recreational
18-19 years            Skill Level 4             Figures            -
Competitive            Skill Level 4             Solo               3mins
                       Skill Level 4             Duet               3mins 30secs
18-19 years            No skill required         Duet               3mins 30secs
Recreational
19 years & Under       No skill required         Free Combination   3mins 30secs
Recreational
NORTH MULTI REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entry Qualifications
1. Age as at midnight on the 31 December in the year of competition. Swimmers must be
at least 15yrs or older in the year of competition.
1.1 Competitors must compete in the technical routine competition in order to enter the
free routine section.
1.2 Swimmers must have a minimum of ASA Skill Level 4 for solo, duet and free team
1.3 Qualifying Skills must have been attained by the closing date for the competition.

The Solo, Duet and Team Championships shall consist of Technical Routines and Free
Routines. There will be no preliminary event. The times below are +/- 15 seconds and
include a maximum of 10 seconds deckwork.

Technical Solo 2 minutes
Free Solo 3 minutes
Technical Duet 2 minutes 20 seconds
Free Duet 3 minutes 30 seconds
Technical Team 2 minutes 50 seconds
Free Team 4 minutes

REQUIRED ELEMENTS FOR TECHNICAL ROUTINES (Taken from SYNCHRONISED
SWIMMING MANUAL FOR JUDGES, COACHES & REFEREES SECTION III 2009 –
2013) Please note that the technical elements to be performed are category B

TR1.1 General Requirements
1. Supplementary elements may be added
2. Unless otherwise specified in the description of an element:
* all figures or components thereof shall be executed according to the requirements
described in the above FINA Handbook Appendices II – IV.
* All elements shall be executed high and controlled, in uniform motion with each section
clearly defined.
Time limits as in FINA SS14.1

TR1.2 SOLO REQUIRED ELEMENTS - Elements B
Elements 1 – 6 are to be performed in the order listed.
1. From a Front Pike Position, a Half Twist is executed as the extended legs are
lifted to a Vertical Position. Continuing in the same direction, a Full Twist is
executed followed by a Continuous Spin (2 rotations). [DD 3.1]
2. Rocket Split is executed to an Airborne Split Position, maintaining maximum
height the front leg is lifted vertically as the back leg moves to a Vertical Bent
Knee Position. [DD 2.6]
3. Boost – a rapid head-first rise, with a maximum amount of the body above the
surface of the water. Both arms must be lifted at or above the shoulder line as the
body reaches maximum height. A descent is executed until the swimmer is
completely submerged. Immediately afterward, a second boost is executed. A
second descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged. [DD 2.5]
4. Beginning with a straight leg lift to a Ballet Leg Position, 116 - Catalarc is
executed with compulsory head first travel while assuming the ballet leg. [DD 2.9]
5. Combined spin is executed. A descending Spin (2 rotations), followed, without a
pause, by an equal ascending Spin in the same direction. [DD 2.3]
6. From a Submerged Back Pike Position, 307d - Flying Fish Spinning 180° is
executed. [DD 3.1]

TR1.3 DUET REQUIRED ELEMENTS - Elements B
Elements 1 – 9 are to be performed in the order listed.
1. 240 c - Albatross Twirl is executed. [DD 2.7]
2. From a Back Layout Position, travelling ballet leg combination beginning with a
straight leg lift to a Ballet Leg Position. The shin of the horizontal leg is drawn
along the surface to assume a Surface Flamingo Position. From a Surface
Flamingo Position the shin of the bent knee is extended to a Ballet leg Position.
The ballet leg is lowered with a straight leg to a Back Layout Position. [DD 1.8]
3. Rocket Split is executed to an Airborne Split Position. [DD 2.1]
4. A connected action - connected, joined or intertwined movements. Lifts, throws
and platforms are not included.
2009 – 2013 FINA Synchronised Swimming Manual for Judges, Coaches & Referees 207
5. Maintaining a Fishtail Position, two rapid full twists are executed at maximum
height. [DD 2.2]
6. Boost – a rapid head-first rise, with a maximum amount of the body above the
surface of the water. Both arms must be lifted at or above the shoulder line as the
body reaches maximum height. A descent is executed until the swimmer is
completely submerged. [DD 1.7]
7. From a Split Position the legs are lifted to a Vertical Position followed by a Half
Twist. A Continuous Spin of 720° (2 rotations) is executed in the same dire ction as
the Half Twist. Half Twist and Continuous Spin to be executed in Vertical
Position. [DD 1.9]
8. Thrust followed by a rapid 180° Spin. [DD 1.8]
9. With the exception of the deck work, entry and joined action, all elements –
required and supplementary – must be performed simultaneously and facing the
same direction by both swimmers. Mirror actions are not permitted.

TR1.4 TEAM REQUIRED ELEMENTS - Elements B
Required Elements 1 – 7 are to be performed in the order listed.
1. Acrobatic move – Jump
a. Two simultaneous jumps are required.
b. Underwater set-up is optional, but all remaining swimmers must be involved.
d. Each jump performs simultaneous identical movements facing the same
direction.
e. Each jump must rise once with supported person becoming airborne at peak
of lift.
2. Thrust followed by a Twirl and completed with a rapid Vertical Descent in a
Vertical Position. [DD 2.4]
3. A Nova is executed to the completion of a Bent Knee Surface Arch Position; the
legs are simultaneously lifted to a Vertical Position as the bent knee is extended. A
Continuous Spin of 720° (2 rotations) is executed until heels reac h the surface,
without submergence, followed by a rapid spin up of 180°. [DD 2.5]
4. Boost – a rapid head-first rise, with a maximum amount of the body above the
surface of the water. Both arms must be lifted at or above the shoulder line as the
body reaches maximum height. A descent is executed until the swimmer is
completely submerged. [DD 1.7]
5. Cadence Action with legs – identical leg movement(s) performed sequentially oneby-
one by all team members. When more than one cadence action is performed,
they must be consecutive, and not separated by other optional or required
elements. There shall be at least 2 consecutive pattern changes during the cadence
action.
6. From a Front Pike Position, a porpoise lift is executed to a Vertical Position. A
half twist is executed, in the same direction a 180° rotation is executed while the
legs are lowered symmetrically to a Split Position. A Walkout Front is executed.
[DD 2.8]
7. Rocket Split is executed to an Airborne Split Position, maintaining maximum
height the legs are joined to a Vertical Position. A rapid Vertical Descent is
executed. [DD 2.4]
8. The pattern formations must include a straight line and circle.
9. With exception of the deck work, entry and the Cadence Action, all elements –
required and supplementary – must be performed simultaneously and facing the
same direction by all team members except during the circle pattern. Variations in
propulsion and direction facing are permitted only during pattern changes and
underwater actions. Mirror actions are not permitted.

				
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