Manikin Carry with Fins

Event description – 100 m short course


With a dive start on acoustic signal, the competitor races 75 m freestyle wearing fins and then recovers a submerged manikin to the surface within 10 m of the turning edge. The competitor carries the manikin to touch the finish edge of the pool.

Event description – 50 m short course


With a dive start on acoustic signal, the competitor races 25m freestyle wearing fins and hen recovers a submerged manikin to the surface within 10 m of the turning edge. The competitor carries the manikin to touch the finish edge of the pool. On recovering the manikin competitors need not touch the turning edge of the pool. Competitors may push off the bottom when surfacing with the manikin.

 

Equipment


Manikins, fins: The manikin is completely filled with water and sealed for the event. Competitors must use the manikins supplied by organizers.

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 10m line. 

Retrieving lost Fins: Competitors may retrieve fins lost after the start and continue without disqualification as long as the rules governing manikins are not violated (see 4.3 Manikins). Competitors are not permitted to start again in another heat.

Disqualification


In addition to the ILS Competition Manual General Rules and Procedures in Section 3.0 and those outlined in Section 4.1-4.3 and Section 10 the following behaviour will result in disqualification:

  1. Taking assistance from any pool fitting (e.g., lane rope, steps, drains or underwater hockey fittings) when surfacing with the manikin – not including the bottom of the pool.
  2. Failure to surface before the 12.5m. (13 years and under)
  3. Not having the manikin in the correct carrying position before the top of the manikin’s head passes the 10m 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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