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
Be able to compare difficulty in routines.
Strokes and propulsion techniques
Figures and hybrids
Placement of difficulty
Be able to define the Intermediate Technical Elements and compare the Intermediate
Technical Routine events with each other.