Obstacle Swim

 

Event description – 200 m short course

With a dive entry on an acoustic signal, the competitor races the 200 m course passingeight times under the immersed obstacle to touch the finish edge of the pool.

 

Event description – 100 m short course

With a dive entry on an acoustic signal, the competitor races the 100 m course passing four times under the immersed obstacle to touch the finish edge of the pool.


Event description – 50 m short course


With a dive entry on an acoustic signal, the competitor races the 50m course passing two times under the immersed obstacle to touch the finish edge of the pool.


Competitors must surface after the dive entry before the first obstacle; after passing under each obstacle; and after a turn prior to passing under an obstacle


Competitors may push off the pool bottom when surfacing from under each of the obstacles. “Surfacing” means the competitor’s head breaks the plane of the surface of the
water.

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Equipment


Obstacles are fixed at right angles onto lane ropes in a straight line across all lanes.  The obstacle is located 12.5m from the starting edge Senior obstacles are 70cm high. Junior obstacles are 35cm high.


Sanctioned competitions may use either junior or senior obstacles during competition as long as the event is uniform throughout the competition. The format of competition must be identified in the Sanctioned Event Registration Package.


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:


I. Passing over an obstacle without immediately returning over or under that obstacle and then passing under it.
II. Failure to surface after the dive entry or after a turn.
III. Failure to surface after each obstacle.
IV. Failure to touch the wall during the turn.
V. Failure to touch the finish edge.


Note:

 

  • Competitors must surface after the dive entry before the obstacle; after passing under the obstacle; and after a turn prior to passing under the obstacle.
  • The competitor may push off the pool bottom when surfacing from under the obstacle. “Surfacing”  eans the competitor’s head breaks the plane of the surface of the water.
  •  Swimming into or otherwise bumping an obstacle is not a behaviour that results in  isqualification.

 

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