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1 2/14/2009  SKWIM GUIDELINES / RULES / REGULATIONS (Summary)
2  SKWIM GUIDELINES
3  TITLE CONDITION / SITUATION RESULT
4  "GRACE & EXCELLENCE" Playing with your utmost sportsmanship, effort & control SKWIM games of great excitement, passion, and fair play
5  "SAFETY & WELFARE" Playing with concern for your teammates and opponents A SKWIM event to be proud of, and for mentoring youth
6   "COMMUNITY SPIRIT"  Helping your team, neighborhood, and community with talents Sport growth, attracting players, parents and sponsorship
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8 PLAYER POSITIONS
9  GOAL KEEPER May play close to the goal, does not have to guard a player May guard any offensive player or retreat to goal
10  GUARDS Left / Right Play in back bay, may move up to mid but not to front bay Must defend opposition, not the goal otherwise is goaltending
11  MIDS Left / Right Set up on both offense and defense; may go into any bay Usually requires the most swimming and help set up the play
12  POINT   Positions at the center top of the red zone and sets plays Often times faces off on the opposing goal keeper
13  FORWARDS Left / Right To penetrate deep into the opponent’s defensive bay and score create opportunities by pulling defense back behind goal
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15  SKWIM RULES
16  THE CALL CAUSE OR ACTION RESULT
17  "GAME SKWIMMER" Player exhibiting the most grace & excellence in the game Determined and awarded by officials at game end.
18  "GOAL " or "SCORE" Disk is completely in the goal trap after contacting water Score of point(s); other team retrieves; play resumes
19  "1 POINT GOAL" Goal shot is released from within front offensive bay 1 point is given to the scoring team; play resumes
20  "2 POINT GOAL" Goal shot is released from within mid offensive bay 2 points awarded to the scoring team; play resumes
21  "3 POINT GOAL" Goal shot is released from within rear offensive bay 3 points awarded to the scoring team; play resumes
22  "NO GOAL" Disk comes to rest partially in the scoring trap Disk is turned over to other team at that place
23  "DEAD DISK" Disk comes to rest on any part of the goal Disk is turned over to other team at that place
24  "OUT" Disk is completely out of the Lagoon, not on boundary Disk is turned over to other team at that place
25  "3 SECONDS" Player holds disk for 3 seconds without release Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
26  "SWIMMING with the DISK" Player swims while holding the disk beyond one glide stroke Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
27  "UNDEREWATER" Player intentionally pulls or draws the disk underwater Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
28  "IN THE AIR" Disk is touched by offense before it strikes the water Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
29  "BAY TO BAY" Disk travels across the mid-bay in the air Disk is turned over to other team at front bay line
30  "DOUBLE GRAB" Opposing players have hold of disk simultaneously Disk is awarded to last offense at rear bay
31  "SPLASHING" Intentional splashing or projecting of water in / around lagoon Penalty box 1 minute resulting in player short / power play
32  "OFFENSE OFFSIDES"  Offense is behind last defender before disk is in front bay Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
33  "OFFENSIVE FOUL" Intentional or unneccesary contact with opposing player Disk is turned over to other team at point of contact
34  "SHOOTING FOUL" Shooting through a defensive player’s neck or face Fouled player receives free front bay-line shot on goal
35  "OFF. GOALTENDING" When offense crosses over or contacts any part of the goal Disk is turned over to other team at point of infraction
36  "DEFENSIVE FOUL" Intentional or unneccesary contact with opposing player Offensive advances to front bay line; Play resumes
37  "DEF. SHOT FOUL" Foul by defender on offensive player attempting shot Fouled player receives free front bay-line shot on goal
38  "DEF. GOALTENDING " #1  3 defenders retreat to the goal within arms length Free shot from front bay line awarded to offended player
39  "DEF. GOALTENDING " #2 When a defender disrupts the goal or is in the trap Free shot from front bay line awarded to offended player
40  "CROWDING the Bay"  5 defenders are in their respective back bay Violating 5th back bay defender is out for 30 seconds.
41  "POST SCORE PRESS" Defensive play on disk-retriever in back bay after a score Offended team takes possession at front bay line
42  "3rd TEAM FOUL" 3rd team foul of any kind in the same game Free shot from front bay line awarded to offended player
43  "PENALTY FOUL" 4th or more team foul or flagrant foul judged by official Free shot from either bay line awarded to offended player
44  "2 POINT ELECTION" Fouled player elects and scores a 2 point penalty shot 2 points awarded to the scoring team; play resumes
45  "LIVE PLAY" On any penalty shot; missed shot is live disk Play resumes once disk leaves contact with goal
46  "SHOT BOX" Imaginary box measured by goal width from goal to player Shot box is activated when any penalty shot is allowed
47   Flutter kicking on your back with head high Best for defensive retreat or protective offensive Skwimming
105  HEADHIGH BREAST Breaststroke with head high for transitioning between sprints A good swim stroke for recovery from crawl sprints or defense
106  HEADHIGH SIDESTROKE Long Sidestroking gliding is an efficient recovery stroke Best at sideline for offensive or defensive tracking of the disk