Manikin Carry

 

Event Description - 50 m short course


With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor races 25m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin to the surface within 5m of the pick-up line. The competitor then carries the manikin to touch the finish edge of the pool. 

Competitors may push off the pool bottom when surfacing with the manikin.

 

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Equipment


Manikin: The manikin is completely filled (full) with water and sealed or half or empty depending on the age group of the event. Competitors must use the manikins supplied by organisers.


Positioning the Manikin for Junior Events: The manikin is located at the waters surface.


The manikin is positioned horizontally in contact with the turning wall. The head of the manikin facing upward and in the direction of the finish wall


Positioning the Manikin for Senior Events: The manikin is located at a depth between 1.8m and 3m. In water deeper that 3m, the manikin will be placed on a platform (or other support) to position it at the required depth.


The manikin is positioned horizontally in contact with the turning wall. The head of the manikin facing upward and in the direction of the finish wall


Where the facility design does not provide a vertical wall that joins the bottom at 90 degrees, the manikin must be positioned as close as possible to the wall, but no further than 30 cm from the wall as measured at the water surface.


The handler releases the manikin immediately after the competitor touches the manikin. The handler may not push the manikin toward the competitor or the finish edge. Manikin handlers may not intentionally enter the water during the event.


Surfacing the manikin: Competitors must have the manikin in the correct carrying position before the top of the manikin’s head passes the 5m line. Disqualification


In addition to the ILS Competition Manual General Rules in Section 3.0 and those outlined in Section 4.1-4.3, the following behaviour will result in disqualification:

  1. Not surfacing before diving to the manikin.
  2. Taking assistance from any pool fitting (e.g., lane rope, steps, drains or underwater  ockey fittings) when surfacing with the manikin – not including the bottom of the pool.
  3. Not having the manikin in the correct carrying position before the top of the manikin’s  ead passes the 5m line.
  4. Using an incorrect carrying technique
  5. Not maintaining the manikin’s mouth or nose above the surface
  6. Releasing the manikin before touching the finish edge.
  7. Failure to touch the finish edge.

 

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