Rules 2010 National Age Group, Novices & RSA Cup Diving
National Squads - Swimming
The events will take place on the following dates.
RSA Cup - Saturday 12 December 2010
National Novices Competition - Sunday 13 December
2010 starting at 9:30 am
National Age Group Competition - Sunday 13 December
2009 starting at 2:30 pm and continuing through Monday 14 December 2010
and Tuesday 15 December 2010.
National Novices Competition
This event is for divers who have not competed or participated in a
National Age Group event at any stage in the past.
Boys and girls will dive
in one event (against each other).
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be
presented to the winners.
All divers will receive a participation
The competition will be run under slightly new rules as proposed by
Central Gauteng Aquatics.
National Age Groups Comp
This is an open tournament for all registered clubs.
The competition will be run on 1m and 3m springboards and platform (5m, 7.5m
The age of the competitors will be their age as at
midnight on 31 December 2009.
Divers must dive in their age group, except for Group
E divers, who may dive in Group D.
There will be a synchronised diving event for Groups
A, B, C and D on 3m only.
Competitors and officials must be registered with SSA for the current
Foreign competitors must provide a clearance letter with their entries
from their federation.
Age Groups A, B and C competitions will be run in terms of FINA rules DAG
3.1 to 3.3 inclusive.
FINA Rule DAG 4.5.1 will be amended to change 12 to 6 in relation to finals.
Thus, DAG 4.5.1 is amended to read – “When facilities and time permits, the
top six  divers from the previous session will participate in a final
competition performing only dives without limit.
The scores of the dives with limit from the previous session will be carried
forward and added to the scores in the final competition to determine the
top six  rankings.
Divers lower than 6th place will be ranked by their preliminary scores.
The group E and D competition, with no finals, will be run as follows
Nine years and under 1 and 3m (no platform event) 4 dives of which 2 may be
jump movements. No movement with the same number may be repeated.
Ten and Eleven years 1, 3m and 5m boards 3 dives from different groups with
a maximum tariff of 5.4 plus 2 dives from different groups without tariff
limit. Synchronised Diving: 3 rounds of dives, 2 compulsory dives, dd 2.0,
one with both divers facing forwards and one with both divers facing
backwards, plus one voluntary dive with no limit.
R100 per diver per board with a maximum of entry fee of R300
entry for any one diver on condition THAT THE ENTRIES FEES ARE PAID IN FULL
BY ELECTRONIC BANKING PRIOR TO 15 NOVEMBER 2009.
Thus, if a diver competes
1, 3, platform and synchronised the diver will only pay R300 for entries]
Synchronised diving entry fee R100 per team.
LATE ENTRIES AFTER CLOSE OF BUSINESS [15H30] ON 15 NOVEMBER 2010 WILL BE
R 150 PER EVENT.
ENTRIES close on Wednesday 9 December 2010 at 15h30
This is an Open tournament for registered divers.
The competition is a knock-out event for men
and women, held on the 3m springboard. The seeding for the knock-out
will be determined by a preliminary competition.
The preliminary seeding competition will comprise 6 dives for men and 5
dives for women.
The dives for the preliminary competition will be from any group with no
limit on degree of difficulty and no repeat of a dive number.
The knockout part of the competition will be for the 8 top seeds.
In the knockout event the divers will perform 6 dives [men] and 5 dives
[women] from any groups with no limit on degree of difficulty but with no
repeat of dive numbers.
The unseeded divers will compete over 5 or 6 dives for the Women’s and Men’s
The RSA Cup knockout will be based on Wimbledon Tennis last 8 knockout
Entry Fee: R100 per diver
Did you Know?
Diving developed from gymnastics.
It started in Sweden and Germany in the 18th century, when
gymnasts started performing tumbling routines into the water.
In the late 19th century a group of Swedish divers visited Great
They put on diving displays that proved hugely popular and led
to the formation of the first diving organisation, the Amateur
Diving Association, in 1901.