Synchronized Swimming

Final results are available for the synchro events.

Meet Hosts

SASSY Sarasota Synchro, Sarasota YMCA, Sarasota Sports Commission

Meet Managers and Contacts

Rules

The competition will be conducted in accordance with the FINA Masters Synchronised Swimming Rules (MSS).

Tentative Meet Schedule

A final schedule will be created based on actual entries and should be available approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the meet.

START END ACTIVITY
Friday, May 31
12:00 pm 6:00 pm Registration Open – YMCA Teen Center
2:00 pm 5:00 pm Lanes Available for Lap Swim/Open Pool for Practice
4:00 pm 5:00 pm Officials and Coaches Technical Meeting
5:15 pm 8:00 pm Free Team Swim Through with Music –Other Routines (Trio, Duet, Solo) will be allowed time to swim through with music after Teams.
Saturday, June 1
7:30 am 3:00 pm Registration Open – YMCA Teen Center
7:30 am 8:00 am Open Pool
8:00 am 10:30 am Technical Duet Warm ups and Competition
10:30 am 11:00 pm Open Pool
11:00 pm 2:00 pm Free Duet Warm ups and Competition
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Open Pool / Awards for Duets
3:00 pm 6:00 pm Technical Team Warm ups and Competition
6:30 pm 10:00 pm Athlete’s Social – Location to be announced
Sunday, June 2
7:30 am 8:00 am Open Pool
8:00 am 10:00 am Technical Trio Warm ups and Competition
10:00 am 10:30 am Combo practice with music (order of draw)
10:30 am 1:30 pm Free Trio Warm ups and Competition
1:30 pm 2:00 pm Open Pool
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Combo Competition
3:00 pm 4:00 pm Open Pool / Awards for Trio and Combo
4:00 pm 7:00 pm Free Team Warm ups and CompetitionAwards for Team to follow directly after Competition
Monday, June 3
8:00 am 9:00 am Open Pool
9:00 am 11:00 am Technical Solo Warm ups and Competition
11:00 am 11:45 am Lunch Break
11:45 am 2:00 pm Free Solo Warm ups and CompetitionFollowed by Awards for Solos

Lodging

Please visit our lodging page.

Fees

Fees are $20 per individual per event plus a surcharge per swimmer. The surcharge varies according to date of entry (see Entry Deadline/Variable Surcharge). Refund requests must be received in writing by May 17, 2013.

  • Solo $20
  • Duet $20 per swimmer ($40)
  • Trio $20 per swimmer ($60)
  • Team $20 per swimmer
  • Combination $20 per swimmer

Entry Deadline/Variable Surcharge

Registration will be open soon and will close at midnight EDT on April 30, 2013. Check http://www.panamericanmasters2013.org for the registration link.The Pan Am surcharge is $50 from January 16, 2013 – February 28, 2013; $60 March 1, 2013 – March 30, 2013; and $70 April 1, 2013 – April 30, 2013.

Minimum Age Limit

20 years

The actual age of the competitor as of 31 December (2013).

Competition Venue

The Sarasota YMCA, EvalynSadlier Jones Branch, 8301 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 USA

Pool Specs

  • Outdoor pool
  • Length: 30 meters (to bulkhead) Width: 25 yards
  • Depth: 12.5 feet sloping to 8 feet (at bulkhead)
  • Bulkhead: 30 meters for competition area
  • Entry: Deep end, deck is flat with no obstructions (diving boards removed)
  • Competitors can enter from deck or gutter (small step down from deck)
  • Warm-up pool: Shallow end 8 feet to 5.5 feet (opposite side of bulkhead)
  • Spectators: Extensive room around facility for team areas and pop-up tents. Shaded stadium seating for 1300 spectators.

Technical Meeting

The synchronized swimming technical meeting for coaches and officials will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4 p.m. The location of this meeting will be posted here prior to the start of the meet.

The technical meeting will cover:

  • Correction to spelling of athletes names
  • Procedure for draws
  • Order of appearance draw
  • Precompetition warm-up
  • Call room procedures
  • Marshaling and walk on
  • Warm down facilities
  • Award ceremonies

Practice Provision

Practice opportunities with music will be available in the competition pool. Additional practice opportunities will be made available during the competition period. The exact times of practice are subject to entry numbers. Details will be provided upon arrival from the competitor registration point.

Sound Equipment

Competitors are responsible for providing their own music. It is a requirement that music be recorded on CD only, and that a separate CD be provided for each routine. Each CD must have the name of the competitor, the country and club name, event, and music time written on the CD using a permanent marker. The same information should be written on the CD case. Do not attach a label directly to the CD itself. Music should be recorded so that the sound levels for soft, quiet and low-pitched music are clearly audible. Competitors are responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate copyright authorization.

Rules

The Synchronized Swimming Rules in Part VII of FINA Handbook shall apply to all Masters synchronized swimming.

Entry Restrictions

Athletes may enter no more than three routine events and one free combination. All duet, trio and team and free combination competitors must represent the same club. Each club may submit up to a maximum of five routine entries per age group per event. Each club may enter one free combination in each age group.

Each team shall consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of eight members.

Entries

Each club may enter up to five technical and free routines in each age group in each event and one free combination in each age group.

Age Groups

Solo and Duet Events: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.

Trio and Team Events: 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65-79, 80+

Free Combination: 20-39, 40-64, 65+

For duet, trio, and free combination and team events the age is determined by the average age of the competitors.

Maximum Time Limits

Time limits for technical routines and free routines including 10 seconds for the deck movement.

  • Technical routine solo: 1 minute, 30 seconds
  • Free routine solo: 3 minutes
  • Technical routine duet/trio: 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Free routine duet/trio: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
  • Technical routine team: 1 minute, 50 seconds
  • Free routine team: 4 minutes
  • Free combination: 5 minutes

There is no minimum time limit.

There shall be an allowance of 15 seconds plus the allotted time for technical routines, free routines and free combination.

Technical Routines

The technical routine shall be performed for solos, duets, trios, and teams, to music as described in Appendix 1 of FINA MSS rules, with the required elements selected by the Masters Technical Committee every four years, subject to approval by the FINA Bureau. Technical routines must include all required elements. Music selection is optional and may be the same as the music used in the free routine.

  • Black suits are to be worn for all technical events.
  • Goggles may be worn.

Scoring

To be calculated as in SS 19 and 20 of FINA Handbook. Time limits for routines are as in MSS 8.

Reporting

It is the responsibility of each competitor, including all members of duets, trios, and teams to report to the event referee at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the designated event.

Medals

Medal will be awarded in all events 1st to 3rd place in each group (each member of a duet/trio/team/combo will receive a medal).

Coaches

Please have CPR and First Aid certifications available for review at time of onsite registration.