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MINIMUM AGE LIMIT: 25 years

AGE DETERMINING DATE: The actual age of the competitor as of December 31st, 2017.

AGE GROUPS:

SOLO: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

DUET: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.

MIXED DUET: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.

TEAM: 25-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.

FREE COMBINATION: 25-39, 40-64, 65 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.

TECHNICAL MEETING: Technical Meeting will be held in the City Park (Városliget) on the day before the competitions (6th of August) at 15.00

The computer draw for the Technical Routines will be done one month before the start of the competition. PRACTICE PROVISION: On training days (5th and 6th of August) the warm-up pool (50m pool) and competition pool (30m pool) are available for practice. In the competition pool everybody has time for practice with music if the club have booked a date.

On the registration form there will be a question when will the club arrive and would they like to have training with music on the training days or not.

On competition days, there will be no practice with music, but time will be allocated for practice after the last event of the day and all day in half of the warm-up 50m pool. Warm up and cool down will be available in half of the warm-up 50m pool. The exact times of practice are subject to entry numbers.

COMPETITION DATES:

Date

Time

Competition

Start

End

5 August 2017

8.00

20.00

Training

6 August 2017

8.00

20.00

Training

7 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Solo Tech

8 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Duet Tech

9 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Team Tech, Mixed Duet Tech

10 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Solo Free

11 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Duet Free

12 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Team Free

13 August 2017

8.00

18.00

Free Combination, Mixed Duet Free

 

7 days program to be limited to 10 hours per day + 2 days for training

COMPETITION VENUE: Városliget

POOL CHARACTERISTICS: There will be two temporary pools instead of ice on the track in Városliget, one 50-metre long, 3-metre deep pool for warm up and one 30-metre-long, 3-metre-deep competition pool.

SOUND EQUIPMENT: Competitors are responsible for providing their own music. It is a requirement that music be recorded on CD only, and that a separate CD be provided for each routine. Each CD must have the name of the competitor, the country and club name, event and music time written on the CD using a permanent marker. The same information should be written on the CD case. Do not attach a label directly to the CD itself. Music should be recorded so that the sound levels for soft, quiet and low-pitched music are clearly audible. Competitors are responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate copyright authorization.

Music for each event must be delivered to the music controller on the pool deck at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each event. CD´s will be available for collection at the conclusion of each event.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: All duet, team and free combination competitors must represent the same club. Each club may submit up to a maximum of five (5) routine entries per age group per event. Each club may enter one free combination in each age group. A competitor can take part in only one Duet, Team and one Free Combination.

TEAM MEMBERS: Each team shall consist of a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of eight (8) members.

One half-point penalty will be deducted from the total final team score for each member less than eight (8).

Free combination shall consist of a minimum of four (4) members and a maximum of ten (10) members.

MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS: Time limits for technical routines and free routines including ten (10) seconds for the deck movement.

Solo – Technical Routines                1 minute 30 seconds

Solo – Free Routines                         2 minutes 30 seconds

Duet - Technical routines                  1 minutes, 40 seconds

Duet - Free routine                             3 minutes

Mixed Duet – Technical routine       1 minutes, 40 seconds

Mixed Duet – Free routine                3 minutes

Team - Technical routine                  1 minute, 50 seconds

Team - Free routine                           4 minutes

Free combination                               4 minutes, 30 seconds

There is no minimum time limit.

There shall be an allowance of fifteen (15) seconds plus the allotted time for Technical Routines, Free Routines and Free Combination.

TECHNICAL ROUTINES: Technical routines must include all required elements as described in Appendix 1 of MSS rules. Music selection is optional and may be the same as the music used in the free routine.

Technical routines will be recorded (video) in the event and if necessary reviewed.

OTHERS: Goggles may be worn.

In Mixed Duet for further information, please visit this  website.

We kindly draw the attention of those who would like to participate in Synchronised Swimming Mixed Duet Event to FINA By Laws 8.8

Reserves Forms must be received at the designated point no later than 3 hours prior to the published start time of the event.

SCORING: Judging and scoring will be made as in MSS 4.4 in the FINA Handbook.

REPORTING: It is the responsibility of each competitor, including all members of duets, trios and teams to report to the call room at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the designated event.

MEDALS: Medals will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place in all events in each group (each member of a duet, team/free combination will receive a medal including reserves) and 4th to 6th places medals of lesser value in all events in each age group.

If there are fewer than six routines in an age group, only the first three medals shall be awarded.

IMPORTANT: No one may smoke in any of the pool complexes or in the surrounding areas.

FINA REQUIRED ELEMENTS FOR MASTERS TECHNICAL ROUTINES

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 Appendix II

< >All elements shall be executed high and controlled, in uniform motion with each section clearly defined

3. Time limits as in MSS 4.1

4. Swimwear shall be black and the competitor shall wear a white cap.

SOLO

Elements 1 to 5 must be performed in the order listed.

Element 6 may be performed at any time during the routine.

1. FISHTAIL – from a Front Layout Position, a Front Pike Position is assumed; one leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position, the second leg is lifted to a Vertical Position (ending is optional).

2. BODY BOOST – A rapid headfirst rise, with a maximum of the body above the surface (arms optional) A descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged.

3. BARRACUDA BENT KNEE –From the BACK PIKE POSITION with legs perpendicular and with the toes just below the surface, a Thrust is executed as one leg is drawn along the inside of the other extended leg to assume a BENT KNEE VERTICAL POSITION. A vertical Descent is executed in a Bend Knee Vertical Position at the same tempo as the Thrust.

4. TRAVELLING BALLET LEG COMBINATION – Beginning in a Back Layout Position to include at least 2 of the following positions: Right Ballet Leg; Left Ballet Leg; Right Flamingo; Left Flamingo; Double Ballet Leg.

5. SPLIT POSITION followed by a walkout front or walkout back.

6. TWO (2) FORMS OF PROPULSION – Must include Egg Beater travelling sideways &/or forward (arms optional)

 

DUET

Elements 1- 5 MUST be performed in the order listed.

Elements 6- 7 may be executed at any time during the routine.

1. FISHTAIL – From a Front Layout Position, a Front Pike Position is assumed; one leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position, the second leg is lifted to a Vertical Position (ending is optional)

2. BODY BOOST - A rapid head- first rise, with a maximum of the body above the surface (arms optional). A descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged.

3. BARRACUDA BENT KNEE – From the Back Pike Position with legs perpendicular and with the toes just below the surface, a Thrust is executed as one leg is drawn along the inside of the other extended leg to assume a Bent Knee Vertical Position. A Vertical Descent is executed in a Bent Knee Vertical Position at the same tempo as the Thrust.

4. TRAVELLING BALLET LEG COMBINATION – beginning in a Back Layout Position to include at least 2 of the following positions: Right Ballet Leg; Left Ballet Leg; Right Flamingo; Left Flamingo; Double Ballet Leg.

5. SPLIT POSITION –followed by a walkout front or walkout back.

6. TWO (2) FORMS OF PROPULSION – Must include Egg Beater travelling sideways &/or forward (arms optional).

7. JOINED ACTION – Where the swimmers are connected (touching) in some manner to perform one of the following:

• A connected figure or a connected float or connected stroking.

• Action must be performed simultaneously. Mirror action is permitted.

• Stacks, lifts, platforms, throws are not permitted.

With the exception of the DECK WORK and ENTRY and as noted in the JOINED ACTION, all elements, required and supplementary, MUST be performed simultaneously and facing the same direction by all swimmers. Variation in propulsion and direction facing are permitted during pattern changes.

 

TEAM REQUIRED ELEMENTS

Elements 1-5 MUST be performed in the order listed.

Elements 6-9 may be performed at any time.

1. FISHTAIL - From a Front layout Position a Front Pike Position is assumed; one leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position, the second leg is lifted to a Vertical Position (ending is optional)

2. BODY BOOST – a rapid headfirst rise, with a maximum of the body above the surface (arms optional). A descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged.

3. BARRACUDA BENT KNEE – From the Back Pike Position with legs perpendicular and with the toes just below the surface, a Thrust is executed as one leg is drawn along the inside of the other extended leg to assume a Bent Knee Vertical Position. A vertical Descent is executed in a Bent Knee Vertical Position at the same tempo as the Thrust.

4. TRAVELLING BALLET LEG COMBINATION – Beginning in a BACK LAYOUT POSITION to include at least 2 of the following positions: Right Ballet Leg; Left Ballet Leg; Right Flamingo; Left Flamingo; Double Ballet Leg.

5. SPLIT POSITION followed by a walkout front or walkout back

6. TWO (2) FORMS OF PROPULSION – Must include Egg Beater travelling sideways &/or forward (arms optional).

7. JOINED ACTION – Where the swimmers are connected (touching) in some manner to perform one of the following:

• A connected figure or a connected float or connected stroking.

• Action must be performed simultaneously. Mirror action is permitted.

• Stacks, lifts, platforms, throws are not permitted.

8. CADENCE ACTION – Identical movements (s) performed sequentially, one by 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. A second cadence action may begin before the first cadence action is completed by all team members but each team member must do the action of each cadence.

9. PATTERNS – must show a circle and straight line. Elements may be performed when in the circle or the straight-line patterns.

With the exception of the DECKWORK, ENTRY, CADENCE and as noted in the JOINED ACTION, all elements, required and supplementary, MUST be performed simultaneously and facing the same direction by all swimmers, Swimmers need not face the same direction in the circle pattern. Variation in propulsion and direction facing are permitted during pattern changes. Mirror actions are not permitted except as specified in the description of the elements.