1. Judges Awards:
2. Judging of the routine begins with the entry into the water. If a routine starts in the water, judging begins with the accompaniment.
3. At the completion of each routine, each of the Judges shall
record both technical merit and artistic impression scores on paper and shall
hand this to a Runner. When the Referee
determines that all Runners have received their scores, the Referee shall
signal for the technical merit scores to be flashed simultaneously or read by
the announcer. Upon a second signal from
the Referee, the artistic impression scores shall be flashed simultaneously or
read by the announcer.
An alternate scoring method may be used. When the referee determines that all runners have received the scores, the referee shall signal for the start of the next routine. Scores from routine #1 shall be read upon completion of routine #2 and the swimmer(s) shall be introduced at that time. This procedure shall be followed throughout the event.
4. Routine Scoring:
Execution of stroke,
figures and 50 40
techniques, precision of
5. Routine Scoring
Near Perfect 9.5 to 9.9
Excellent 9.0 to 9.4
Very Good 8.0 to 8.9
Good 7.0 to 7.9
Competent 6.0 to 6.9
Satisfactory 5.0 to 5.9
Deficient 4.0 to 4.9
Weak 3.0 to 3.9
Very Weak 2.0 to 2.9
Hardly Recognizable 0.1 to 1.9
Completely Failed 0NOTE: BONUS POINTS In the case of team competition, one-quarter point shall be added for each additional competitor over four on a team.
1. One-half Point Penalties:
2. One Point Penalties:
a. For failure to end routine in the water.
b. For each infraction for deliberate walking on the bottom of the pool up to a maximum of 2 points per routine.
c. For each infraction of deliberate contact with the pool deck, up to a maximum of two points per routine.
d. For each infraction for deliberate use of the bottom of the pool to assist another swimmer(s) up to a maximum of 2 points per routine.
3. Two Point Penalty: A competitor who competes out of the order of draw shall be given a penalty of 2 points off the total score except for unusual circumstances, as determined by the Referee.
a. Failure to complete the routine after entering the water, unless caused by circumstances beyond the control of the competitor. Loss of swimwear or swimming aid is considered the responsibility of the competitor.
b. Failure to notify the Scoring Chair and/or the Event Referee, in writing, before swimming, of all changes or scratches will result in the disqualification of the routine.
c. A team shall consist of at least four (4) but not more than eight (8) competitors. The number of team members may not increase between the preliminary and Semifinal event or the Semifinal and Final event, or between Technical and Free Routines.