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     2019

AB/NWT Pool Lifesaving Championships

Friday April 5, 2019 - Sunday April 7, 2019

 

 

 Meet Invitation and Information Package

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sanction Number:201904

 

Meet Name:2019 Lifesaving Society Alberta & NWT Pool Championships

 

Meet Host:Lifesaving Society Alberta&NWT Championship

 

Meet Type:Provincial

Clubs invited:
- Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Calgary Poseidon (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Camrose Tsunamis (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Grande Prairie Mudd Puppies (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Lacombe Sea Lions (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Leduc Stingrays (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Wetaskiwin Orcas (Alberta & NWT)
- City of Yellowknife Gnarly Narwhals (Alberta & NWT)
- MacEwan University MacEwan University Griffins (Alberta & NWT)
- Royal Glenora Club RGC Seals (Alberta & NWT)
- Sait Pool Trojans (Alberta & NWT)
- Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre Cochrane Water Ninjas (Alberta & NWT)
- Strathcona County Lifesaving Club (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Bonnyville Lifesaving Club (Alberta & NWT)
- Town Of Claresholm Vikings (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Drayton Valley Lifesavers (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Hinton Stingrays (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Jasper River Dragons (Alberta & NWT)
- Town Of Okotoks Sharks (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Pincher Creek Survivors (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Ponoka (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Rocky Mountain House Rapids (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of St Paul Sea Wolves (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Three Hills Three Hills Tritons (Alberta & NWT)
- Town of Valleyview Encana Lifesaving Sport Club (Alberta & NWT)
- Tri Leisure Centre Blue Fins (Alberta & NWT)
- University of Alberta Lifesaving Club (Alberta & NWT)
- University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays (Alberta & NWT)
- Vivo for Healthier Generations Vivo (Alberta & NWT)
- YMCA of Northern Alberta Riptide Riders (Alberta & NWT)

 

Event Type: Short course - age group events

 

Hosting Pool:Trans Alta Tri-Leisure Centre

Spruce Grove, AB

 

Start Date:Friday, Apr 05, 2019

 

Warm-up Time:Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 at 07:00 AM

 

End Date:Friday, Apr 05, 2019

 

Entry Deadline:Monday, Apr 01, 2019 at 03:00 PM

 

Meet Manager:Donna McKean
Contact E-mail:
dmckean@trileisure.com
Meet Phone #:(780) 948-3205

 

Meet Referee: Desiree Janzen
Referee E-mail: desireejanzen@xplornet.ca
Session #:

 

Meet Format:Finals Only

 

Seeding: Age Group (Senior Seeded)
8 lanes

 


Events hosted:

There are 3 event categories: 16-19 Years, Open and Masters / Pour 3 catégories d'athlètes : 16-19 ans, Open et Maîtres.
SC
Age Group
SERC
End of Day SC
Age Group
Super Lifesaver
SC
Age Group
Manikin Carry
SC
Age Group
Manikin Relay
SC
Age Group
Manikin Tow with Fins
SC
Age Group
Medley Relay
End of Day SC
Age Group
Rescue Medley
SC
Age Group
Manikin Carry with Fins
SC
Age Group
Line Throw
SC
Age Group
Obstacle
SC
Age Group
Obstacle Relay
End of Day

 

Entry Limit: Maximum individual entries per athlete: 6
Maximum relay entries per athlete: N/A

 

Age Limit: Minimum entry age for athletes: 5
Maximum entry age for athletes: 109

 

Entries to date:    Number of Clubs:15
Number of Athletes:295
Number of Individual Races:1315
Number of Relay Races:283

 

ALBERTA AND NORTH TERRITORIES CHAMPIONSHIPS - POOL (SHORT COURSE):
Updated
2019-02-14

Entry fee is $75.00 per athlete.

The entry deadline is April 1st at 10pm.  Coaches may only enter two line throw teams per age group and gender.  Once the entries have been uploaded a copy will be sent to you to go over and check for errors.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in all age categories.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
SERC Super Lifesaver Rescue Medley
  Manikin Carry Manikin Carry with Fins
  Manikin Relay LUNCH
  LUNCH Line Throw
  Manikin Tow with Fins Obstacle Swim
  Medley Relay Obstacle Relay

 

INTRODUCTION:

Lifesaving sport is an international athletic activity showcasing skills in lifesaving, swimming, running, throwing and paddling races, and in emergency response competition.


Lifesaving sport is the only sport whose skills are first learned for humanitarian purposes. Indeed, the promotion of competition was part of the Aims of the Lifesaving Society at its formation in 1891.


Through lifesaving sport, the Lifesaving Society seeks to engage and inspire youth in our drowning prevention mission.


In Canada, lifesaving races were being organized in the 1930s. Local and regional lifeguard competitions were being organized in the 1960s and in
1970s. The Society organized the first Alberta Lifeguard Championship in 1973, followed by the first Canadian Lifeguard Championships which took
place in Winnipeg in 1977.


Today, residents of Alberta and the Northwest Territories compete internationally in world and commonwealth championships, nationally in separate pool, surf and emergency response championships, and provincially in the following Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships:

  • Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships

Details for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships are posted
at www.lifesaving.org and sport.lifesaving.org


 

PREFACE TO THE 2014 EDITION:

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories is the Provincial Sport Organization and governing body for lifesaving sport in Alberta and Northwest Territories. As the Provincial Sport Organization, the Lifesaving Society is the standard setter and certifying body for all Lifesaving Sport programs and competitive lifesaving activities. The Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual is used to identify the rules, standards and procedures for lifesaving competition in Alberta and Northwest Territories.


All local and provincial sanctioned competitions will be conducted using the Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual as the sole source for rules, standards and procedures unless it is indicated that officials, coaches and athletes should refer to one of the approved rule books or official updates to the rule books listed below:

  • Canadian Competition Manual – Current Edition
  • Commonwealth Competition Manual – Current Edition
  • ILS Competition Manual – Current Edition


The approved rule books will be used in cases where it is unnecessary to duplicate information such as 50 m event descriptions.


The Royal Life Saving Society Canada is the governing body that sets national rules and procedures for events in Canada, which are outlined in the Canadian Competition Manual. Canadian Championships held in Alberta and Northwest Territories adhere to these rules and procedures.


The Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual will be updated on a two (2) year cycle.


 

LIFESAVING SPORT:

Lifesaving sport features competition at local, regional, provincial, Canadian, Commonwealth and World Championships levels. Lifesaving sport is part of the World Games.

Lifesaving sport is one of the few non-Olympic sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation. The IOC recognizes the ILS as the world governing federation for lifesaving sport.

IOC recognition is significant and brings great benefits to lifesaving, including new tools to attract participants to lifesaving training programs, promotion of the lifesaving mission and attracting the attention of donors and sponsors in support of drowning prevention. Lifesaving sport serves as a significant point of entry for volunteers and staff into the Lifesaving Society.

LIFESAVING SPORT HISTORY IN ALBERTA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Lifesaving often comes down to a race in the water to rescue a person in distress before the victim drowns. Being prepared (with fitness, skill, knowledge and judgment) to win that race means being prepared to save lives. So, it should be no surprise that the promotion of competition was part of the aims of the Royal Life Saving Society at its formation in 1891.


In the 1930s, the Lifesaving Society began lifesaving races. In the 1960s, the Society began organizing provincial lifeguard championships.


In 1973, the Society hosted the first Alberta and Northwest Territories Lifeguard Championships which featured emergency response and physical events.


In 2000, the Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch sent its first Interclub team to the Interclub World Life Saving Championships, Rescue 2000 in Sydney, Australia.


In 2001 the Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch hosted the first Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships to include ILS pool lifesaving events.


In 2006, Team Alberta’s youth claimed their second consecutive TYR Junior Lifeguard Games title.


In 2009, Team Alberta won its first of four consecutive overall club championships titles starting with the 2009 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Montreal, Quebec.


In June 2009, the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch hosted the RLSS Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.


The Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch was represented at the Interclub Championships, Rescue 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.


In 2013 and 2014 the Calgary Winter Club – Tsunamis took home the overall Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships club title.


The Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch has had representatives participate on national teams at World Life Saving and Commonwealth Championships since 2000.


In 2014 athletes from Alberta participated in Rescue 2014 in Montpellier, France.


THE LIFESAVING SOCIETY


The Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding expert – works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its training programs, Water Smart® public education, drowning research, aquatic safety management services, and lifesaving sport.


Alberta and Northwest Territories Lifesaving Sport Authority


As the governing body for lifesaving sport in Alberta and Northwest Territories, the Lifesaving Society establishes rules for the purpose of having a safe and fair system, within which sanctioned lifesaving competitions may be regulated and conducted.


The Lifesaving Society alone shall authorize Alberta and Northwest Territories lifesaving or lifeguard championships in age-group, open or Masters age groups.


The words “Provincial”, “Alberta and Northwest Territories”, “AB/NWT” and “Lifesaving Society” shall not be used in connection with any lifesaving or lifeguard competition without the express consent of the Lifesaving Society.


SANCTIONING


The Lifesaving Society alone may sanction lifesaving or lifeguard competitions in Alberta and Northwest Territories. The Lifesaving Society may authorize other event-specific championships as appropriate.


To receive sanctioning, the following terms must be met:


All competitors must be eligible to compete as defined in Eligibility and the Right to Participate.


Sanctioned competitions will be conducted using the Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual as the sole source for rules, standards and procedures unless it is indicated that officials, coaches and athletes should refer to one of the approved rule books or official updates to the rule books listed below: 

  1. Canadian Competition Manual – Current Edition
  2. Commonwealth Competition Manual – Current Edition
  3. ILS Competition Manual – Current Edition

The approved rule books will be used in cases where it is unnecessary to duplicate information such as 50 m event descriptions. 

The host management committee must have an appropriate safety plan, safety equipment, and a Safety Officer in place.

Using the website sport.lifesaving.org affiliated sport clubs may request a sanction number for a competition. All the information identified on the
website must be completed and submitted before a sanction number will be issued.

 

The Lifesaving Society does not recognize records set in or results of competitions which have not been issued a sanction number.


 

THE ALBERTA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Updated
2019-01-15

THE ALBERTA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Lifesaving Society shall authorise the following championships:

  • Alberta and Northwest Territories Short Course Championships

All Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships occur under the auspices of the Lifesaving Society – Alberta and Northwest Territories.


Management Committee


For Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships, the Lifesaving Society shall appoint a Management Committee with jurisdiction over all matters not assigned by the rules to the Referee or other officials. The management committee shall consist of:

  • Lifesaving Society Representative
  • Affiliate Club Representative
  • Facility Liaison (if applicable)
  • Meet Manager(s)
  • Chief Referee
  • Safety Officer


The Lifesaving Society shall inspect championships venues or may waive this requirement.


The Lifesaving Society in cooperation with the host affiliate club shall be responsible for the provision of equipment and material required to establish and maintain the championships.


A Lifesaving Society representative will be appointed for sanctioned competitions.


Eligibility and Right to Participate


Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships are intended for bona fide lifesavers who have demonstrated a commitment to lifesaving.


To be eligible to compete in Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships, athletes must:

  • Be an individual member in good standing with the Lifesaving Society;
  • Complete Personal Information Protection Act section in the athlete profile on the sport.lfesaving.org website
  • Be an Alberta Registered Athlete

Registered athletes must be a member of an affiliate club and may not be registered as an unattached competitor. Unattached athletes should contact the Society.


Athletes may compete for only one affiliate club at a time. 

 

Athletes wishing to transfer to another affiliate club may do so by contacting the Lifesaving Society. 

 

A member of an affiliate club, who has entered as part of an affiliate club, must have been a member of that club for at least ninety (90) days prior
to the first day of championships. First time registered athletes may have this requirement waived.


Club Composition


A club may consist of a minimum of 1 individual. There is no maximum number of competitors per club.


Employers, club management personnel and coaches are the key to preventing unethical practices and must emphasise “play within the rules”
behaviour. The personal conduct of managers and coaches is measured by the ILS Code of Fair Play.


Manikin Handlers: A member of the competitor’s club assists as a manikin handler. With the Chief Referee’s approval, non-club members may act
as handlers, provided they are registered for the championships. Manikin handlers must wear a club cap matching their competitor. 

 

Note: Competitors from other provinces and countries may compete in Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships and sanctioned
competitions if endorsed (in writing) by their provincial or national sport organization. These competitors represent their club. They are not eligible
for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships club titles.


Divisions

Division Age (as of first day of championships)
Age Group 9 years and under
Age Group 10-11 years old
Age Group 12-13 years old
Age Group 14-15 years old
Youth  16-19 years old
Senior  20-29 years old
Masters 30 years and over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



PROGRAM OF EVENTS


The program of events for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships shall be established by the Lifesaving Society.


Events will be conducted according to the information in Section 1.2 of this manual.

  Divisions
Individual Events

9 years &

Under

10-11

Years

12-13

Years

14-15

Years

Youth

16-19

Senior

20-29

Masters
Obstacle Swim 50m 50m 100m 100m 200m 200m 200m
Manikin Carry 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m
Manikin Carry with Fins 50m 50m 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Manikinn Tow with Fins 50m 50m 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Rescue Medley n/a n/a 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Super Lifesaver n/a n/a n/a 100m 200m 200m 200m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Competitors may register in only one division for individual events and must remain in the selected division throughout the championships.

 

  Divisions
Team Events

9 years &

Under

10-11

Years

12-13

Years

14-15

Years

Youth

16-19

Senior

20-29

Masters
Obstacle Swim 50m 50m 100m 100m 200m 200m 200m
Manikin Carry 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m
Manikin Carry with Fins 50m 50m 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Manikinn Tow with Fins 50m 50m 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Rescue Medley n/a n/a 100m 100m 100m 100m 100m
Super Lifesaver n/a n/a n/a 100m 200m 200m 200m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Events: Competitors may swim up into another division (i.e. a competitor in the 10-11 years division is eligible to compete as a member of a team in the 12-13 years division). Competitors may not swim down into a lower division. Competitors may only swim in one division per team event.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT


The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories expects the highest standard of conduct of its competitors, lifesaving clubs (which will include coaches, assistants, spectators etc. traveling with the club), officials and members.


As per Section 3.1 of the ILS Competition Manual and sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Policy and
Procedures.


ENTRIES


Entry deadlines will be established by the Championships Management Committee.


Coaches and athletes will refer to the registration package for championships entries requirements.


AWARDS


Alberta and Northwest Territories Lifesaving Championships


The Alberta and Northwest Territories club with the highest overall point score shall be declared the Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Champions and presented with an award.

Event Winners: Medals may be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female event winners in each age group. Ribbons may be awarded to those in 4th through 16th place, male and female in each age group.


OFFICIALS


The Lifesaving Society shall have full control and authority over all aspects of competition for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships.


Officials shall abide by the code of conduct found in the ILS Competition Manual 3.1 Code of Conduct and sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the Lifesaving
Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Policy and Procedures Manual.


The Lifesaving Society shall appoint the following Key Officials for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships:

  • Meet Managers
  • Chief Referee
  • Safety Officer

The Meet Manager shall appoint all other officials for Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships.


LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION


Language interpreters shall not be provided at Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships.

 

PROTESTS


Videotapes may not be used to protest a judges’ ruling or score. Protests may be filed by the competitor, captain, team manager or coach.


SEEDING


Competitors shall be seeded for each event based on entry times submitted with registration.


SCORING


Finals


Finals may not be conducted in the Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships. Events will be scored as time-finals if there are no finals.

Point allocation


Competitors in each division in the Alberta and Northwest Territories Championships shall be allocated points as outlined in the following chart:

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 20 5th 13 9th 8 13th 4
2nd 18 6th 12 10th 7 14th 3
3rd 16 7th 11 11th 6 15th 2
4th 14 8th 10 12th 5 16th 1

 

 

 

 

 


Scoring disqualifications or DNFs


Competitors who do not finish (DNF) or are disqualified (DQ) from an event shall not earn any placing points.


RESULTS AND RECORDS


The Lifesaving Society publishes the official results electronically on the Lifesaving Society sport website sport.lifesaving.org following the conclusion of the Championships.


The Lifesaving Society recognises and publishes men’s and women’s individual and team Alberta and Northwest Territories records for events listed in Section 2.2.


The Lifesaving Society will accept Alberta and Northwest Territories records only when times are reported by automatic officiating equipment or by a minimum of two certified timekeepers.


UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT


Swim caps


Club caps are required to match. The manikin handler shall be wearing a club cap matching their competitor.

Swim Fins


Competitors must provide their own fins. Fins are measured while not worn.


Swim fins used by competitors 13 years of age and under shall comply with the following specifications:

Length: maximum overall length 60 cm, including ‘shoe’ or ankle strap (ankle strap extended).

Width: 21 cm maximum at the widest point of the blade

Construction: Flexible rubber or plastic (no fibreglass or carbon)

 

STARTS

 

Prior to the start of each race, the Event Director or designated official shall:

  1. Check that all technical officials are in position.
  2. Check that competitors, manikin handlers and victims are properly attired and in correct positions.
  3. Check that all equipment is in a safe and correct position.
  4. Notify competitors to remove all clothing except for swim-wear and get ready to race.
  5. Starts with rescue tubes: At the start, the rescue tube and rescue tube line may be positioned at the competitor’s discretion, but within the competitor’s allotted lane. Competitors should make sure there is safe and correct positioning of rescue tube and line.

When competitors and technical officials are ready for a legal start, a designated official shall:

  1. Signal the official start of each race with a long whistle indicating that the competitors should take their position on the starting platform or, for the Manikin Relay event, enter the water.
  2. Signal the Starter (that the competitors are under the Starter’s control) with an outstretched arm in the direction of the course.

Dive start procedure:

  1. On the long whistle, competitors step onto the starting platformand remain there.
  2. On the Starter’s “Take your marks” command, competitors immediately assume a starting position with at least one foot at the front of the starting platform. When competitors are stationary, the Starter gives the acoustic starting signal.

Competitors may start on the starting platform, on the pool deck, or in the water with one hand in contact with the starting wall.


In-water start procedure:


The Manikin Relay and Line Throw events begin with an in-water start as follows:

  1. On the whistle, competitors enter the water and prepare for the start.
  2. At the second whistle, competitors take their positions for the start without undue delay.
  3. In the Manikin Relay, the competitor starts in the water holding a manikin at the surface with one hand and the pool edge or starting block with the other hand.
  4. When all competitors have assumed their starting positions, the Starter shall give the command “Take your marks.”
  5. When all competitors are stationary, the Starter gives the acoustic starting signal.

Disqualification:

  1. All competitors who start (i.e., commence a starting motion) before the starting signal has been given, shall be disqualified (DQ9).
  2. If the starting signal sounds before the disqualification is declared, the race shall continue and the competitor(s) shall be disqualified upon completion of the race (DQ9).
  3. If the disqualification is declared before the starting signal, the signal shall not be given; the remaining competitors shall be called back and start again (DQ9).
  4. The signal to call back the competitors shall be the same as the starting signal but repeated along with dropping of the false start
    rope. Alternatively, if the Chief Referee or Chief Referee's designate decides that the start is not fair, the Chief Referee or
    Chief Referee's designate shall blow a whistle, to be followed by the Starter’s signal (repeated).

If an error by an official follows a fault by a competitor, the fault of the competitor may be expunged.


Notes:

  1. The duty of the Event Director, Chief Referee and Starter is to ensure a fair start. If the Starter or Chief Referee decides that a
    start is not fair, for any reason, including technical or equipment fault, the competitors shall be called back and the race shall be
    started again.
  2. Competitors shall be disqualified if they “commence a forward starting motion” prior to the starting signal. Movement by itself is
    not a disqualification. Anticipating the starting signal and commencing a starting motion is a disqualification (DQ9).

    The Starter and Chief Referee use their discretion in determining whether a competitor – or more than one competitor – has
    commenced a starting motion. Commonly, the early starting motion of one competitor causes movement by other competitors.
    Such movements are not a DQ.
  3. Start decisions by the Event Director, Starter, or Chief Referee (or Chief Referee’s designate) are not subject to protest or appeal.


Competitors Surfacing the Manikin


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

  • break the surface with the manikin
  • have the manikin in a correct carrying position when the top of the manikin’s` head passes the 5 m line (Manikin Carry, Rescue
    Medley, Super Lifesaver) or 10 m line (Manikin Carry with Fins).
  • not re-submerge after surfacing


Surfacing the manikin judging criteria applies only when the top of the manikin’s head passes the relevant 5 m line or 10 m line.


Note: “Surface” means the horizontal plane of the surface of a stillwater pool.


Carrying the manikin

  1. In events where the manikin is carried, the manikin (as victim) is presumed to be non-breathing. Competitors must:
    • carry the manikin face up at the surface with at least one hand always in contact with the manikin
    • avoid incorrect carrying technique such as: pushing the manikin; gripping the manikin’s throat, mouth, nose, or eyes; or carrying the
      manikin below the surface. “Pushing” means the manikin’s head is held forward of the competitor’s head.
  2. The manikin’s face may be carried on an angle, but not more than 90 degrees from the horizontal plane of the surface.
  3. Carrying the manikin judging criteria applies only when the top of the manikin’s head passes the relevant 5 m line or 10 m line.
  4. In the 5 m start zone or in the changeover zone of the Manikin Relay event, competitors are not judged on carrying the manikin criteria.

Note: Water passing over the face of the manikin will not result in disqualification.


Towing the manikin

  1. In events where the manikin is towed, the manikin (as victim) is presumed to be breathing.
  2. Before the tow, competitors must secure the manikin correctly within the 5 m pick-up zone. Correctly means the rescue tube is secured
    around the body and under both arms of the manikin, and clipped to an O-ring.
  3. Beyond the 5 m pick-up zone, competitors must tow the correctly secured manikin face up at the surface. The line of the rescue tube
    must become fully extended as soon as possible and before the top of the manikin’s head passes the 10 m line.
  4. Competitors must do nothing to delay or inhibit the line of the rescue tube becoming fully extended at the earliest possible moment.
  5. Competitors shall be disqualified if the rescue tube and manikin become separated. Competitors shall not be disqualified if the rescue
    tube slips during the tow so that the manikin is secured only under one arm, provided that the rescue tube was “secured correctly”
    originally, and the manikin is towed face up at the surface.
  6. The manikin’s face may be on an angle, but not more than 90 degrees from the horizontal plane of the surface

Manikin handlers

  1. A member of the competitor’s team assists as manikin handler in the Manikin Tow with Fins and the Super Lifesaver events. With the Chief
    Referee’s approval, non-team members may act as handlers, provided they are a participant at the competition in some capacity.
  2. Before the start and during the race, the manikin handler positions the manikin – vertically and facing the wall – within the allotted lane.
  3. Manikin handlers must wear their teams’ cap.
  4. Manikin handlers may not intentionally enter the water during the event.

 

 

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