Manikin Relay

 

Event Description (4x25m)


Four competitors in turn carry a manikin approximately 25 m each.


The first competitor: starts in the water holding a manikin with one hand (its mouth or nose above the surface) and the pool edge or starting block with the other hand. On an acoustic signal, the competitor carries the manikin 25 m to touch the turning edge. The second competitor, who must be in contact with the turning edge with at least one hand, may touch the manikin only after the first competitor has touched the turning edge.

The second competitor: carries the manikin 25 m to touch the turning edge. The third competitor, who must be in contact with the turning edge with at least one hand, may touch the manikin only after the second competitor has touched the turning edge. 

The third competitor: carries the manikin 25 m to touch the turning edge. The fourth competitor, who must be in contact with the turning edge with at least one hand, may touch the manikin only after the third competitor has touched the turning edge.

The fourth competitor: completes the event by carrying the manikin 25 m to touch the finish edge with any part of the competitor’s body.

Competitors one, two, and three must exit the water, but remain in their lane until the referee signals the completion of the event. Competitor four must remain in the water in their lane until the referee signals the completion of the event.

Only the incoming and outgoing competitors may participate in the manikin exchange.

Competitors may not release the manikin until the next competitor has grasped it (i.e., one hand of each competitor must be in contact with the manikin).

The start zone and relay changeover zones will be indicated by flags:
• at the start – 5 m from the pool wall
• at the turning wall – 5 m from the pool wall

Competitors may push off the pool bottom in the relay changeover zone. At the start, competitors are not judged on “carrying the manikin” criteria within the start zone. Carrying the manikin criteria do apply within the finish zone at the end of the relay. Competitors are not judged on “carrying the manikin” criteria within the changeover zone.

 

Equipment

Manikin: See Section 4.3 Manikins. The manikin is either empty, half, or completely filled with water and sealed for the event. Competitors must use the manikins supplied by organizers.

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. Using incorrect manikin carry technique.
  2. Not maintaining the manikin’s mouth or nose above the surface.
  3. Taking assistance from any pool fitting (e.g., lane ropes, steps, drains or underwater hockey fittings) – not including the bottom of the pool.
  4. The manikin changing hands:
    • Before or beyond the designated changeover zone
    • Before the first, second or third competitor touches the pool edge
    • Without the second, third or fourth competitor in touch with the pool edge

 

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