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Basic SKWIM Rules revised June 5th 2010

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Safety First! Every player is to be respectful and conscious of teammates’ and opponents’ welfare. No swimming under the goals, other players, or official. Always play under lifeguard supervision.

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Game Play: Two teams (8 on 8 in full ­pool), two goals, one disk, and boundaries: The area of play is called the Lagoon, and is divided into 3 bays. SKWIM™ Fins make the sport faster and easier for all ages.

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Non-Contact: Physical impact between players is prohibited. Play must be around an opponent, never through. No player can make contact with the goal. Offense cannot cross the goal perimeter.

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Service: Teams shake hands at mid-bay. The visiting team calls the disk-flip and chooses to serve or receive. Two, 20 minute halves; 5 minute overtime - first team to score 2 points wins.

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Skwimming: Offensive players in motion must have only intermittent disk contact (1 second or less, including lifts or spins), but if stationary can hold the disk for up to 3 seconds.

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Disk on Water: The disk must touch water, a) between offensive players; b) on any score shot; c) in the mid-bay when serving, passing, or shooting from the back-bay to the forward-bay.

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Scoring: 1 point for shots made from within the forward-bay, 2 points from the mid-bay, and 3 points for back-bay shots! The disk must be completely in the goal trap. If not, defending team gains possession.

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Off-Sides: In the forward-bay, an offensive player is disqualified if found behind the last defend­­er prior to the disk being played into that bay. An off-side player can re-qualify by coming back on-side.

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Goal Tending: Except for the goalie, defensive players cannot be closer to the goal than to an offensive player. Defenders may cross over the goal ramp to block a shot, but not touch or enter the trap.

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Violations: Pass or score attempts through the body of an opponent, roughing a player or shooter, holding, delay of game, disputing a call, foul language, and unsportsmanlike conduct will constitute a penalty.