SOUTHLAND FIGURES TOURNAMENT

With the purpose of promoting the practice of Figures, which is always the "not so fun" part of Synchro, in the swimmers, we created and are developing the Southland Figures League. For most of the girls is hard to understand the importance of the figures for Synchro, but they need to realise they are the basis of all the abilities then they perform at routines, and practicing and training their figures they develop very important capacities for the sport: body awareness and posture , coordination, control, extension, tempo: and that also for Dolphins, Aquanaut, Aquarina and Age Group swimmers, their represent the 50% of the total mark for their routines.


This Tournament consists on 4 sessions of figures' competition. On each session the swimmer has to perform 1 or 2 figures in a competition environment (judges, flags, black togs, white caps..) The results of each session will be given to the girls the week after and publisher on the website, and we will have an annual accumulative ranking for each level.

Dates for 2014:

SESSION 1 – 6th April

SESSION 2 – 15th June

SESSION 3 – 31st August

SESSION 4 – 21st September

The girls will have to be at the pool by 3.30pm, ready to warm up and kick off at 4.00pm, predicting to finish around 5.00 – 5.30pm (those swimmers who usually train on Sundays will finish at 7.00pm)

On each session the girls will have to swim 1 or 2 figures (depending the level, see the following chart) and they will be evaluated by judges (3-5 Synchro Swim New Zealand judges). The results of each session will be given to the girls the week after, and we will have an accumulative ranking for each level.

 

LEVEL

SESSION 1 – 6/4

SESSION 2 – 15/6

SESSION 3 – 31/8

SESSION 4 – 21/9

DOLPHINS

Somersault back pike

Somersault flamingo

Blossom

Prawn

AQUANAUTS

Ballet Leg Single

Barracuda

Oceanita

Surface Prawn

12&U FINA Age group

COMPULSORY GROUP

-Ballet Leg Single

-Barracuda

GROUP 1

-Oceanita

-Surface Prawn

GROUP 2

-Kip

-Walkover Front

GROUP 3

-Tower

-Swordfish Straight Leg

13-14-15  FINA Age group

COMPULSORY GROUP

-Ariana

-Barracuda spinning 360º

GROUP 1

-Heron

-Catalina

GROUP 2

-Porpoise Spin Up 180

-Flamingo Bent Knee

GROUP 3

-Albatross ½ twist

-Side Fishtail Split

Junior FINA Age group

COMPULSORY GROUP

-Barracuda Airbone Split

-Porpoise Twist Spin

GROUP 1

-Aurora Twirl

-London

GROUP 2

-Manta Ray

-Butterfly

GROUP 3

-Ibis Continuous Spin (720)

-Jupiter

 

Please remember:

-Black togs and white caps (for new swimmers, please let me know if you don't have, and we can let you some)

-Goggles and nose clip

-NO bracelets, anklets or nail polish



RESULTS

2014 RESULTS
Session 1 - 6/4 

Session 2 -15/6

Session 3 - 31/8

Session 4 - 21/9



2013 RESULTS

Session 1 - 18/5
Session 2 - 15/6
Session 3 - 29/9
Session 4 - 29/9