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Judges' Study Guide

Study Guide for Judging Exam
ASSOCIATION NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE/12-U Age Group
Level 1 Judges Exam 2014

 

This is an open book test. You will need the USA Synchro Rulebook and the FINA Judges Manual. 
You will need a 90% to pass. You should study the following areas before taking the course & the test.


Figures – Study & Know:
 General Regulations & Guidelines, in Rulebook 
 Basic Body Positions, in Rulebook 
 Basic Transitions and Movements – including Thrusts 
 All Novice and Intermediate/12 & Un Age Group Figures
 Fundamental Criteria of figure execution.
 Difficulty in transitions in figures (FINA Manual)
 The differences between Design and Control
 Evaluation of Figure Performance (which swimmer is better?)
 FINA Manual Height Chart
**Figure questions will be limited to the figures listed for the 2013-2017 Quadrennium.
Routines – Study & Know:
 Categories and Percentages for Free Routine Judging
Execution
Difficulty
Artistic Impression 
 Be able to compare difficulty in routines.
Strokes and propulsion techniques
Figures and hybrids
Transitions
Patterns/formations
Risk elements
Synchronization
Placement of difficulty
 Be able to define the Intermediate Technical Elements and compare the Intermediate 
Technical Routine events with each other.
Miscellaneous