Here you go.........Sounds interesting. Tell us more
The marking system for synchronised swimming would have been more useful, I think a lot of people on this site already know the laws regarding shooting.....
Synchronized swimming competition for the first time can leave you wondering how exactly the judges can compare one routine to the next. You can see them watching intently from the edge of the pool, but what exactly are they taking into consideration?
Theres no getting around itsynchro is judged subjectively. Luckily, there is a structure in place to guide the opinion-making process.
Heres a behind-the-scenes look at judging in synchronized swimming according to FINA regulations.
The Judging Scale
Judges score routines using a numbered scale from zero to 10, broken up in increments of tenths of a point. But what exactly does a 7.2 mean?
Heres the breakdown:
0 Completely failed
0.1-1.9 Hardly recognizable
2.0- 2.9 Very weak
3.0- 3.9 Weak
4.0- 4.9 Deficient
5.0- 5.9 Satisfactory
6.0- 6.9 Competent
7.0- 7.9 Good
8.0- 8.9 Very good
9.0- 9.4 Excellent
9.5- 9.9 Near perfect
Judges are assigned specified categories for different events and, in some cases, are given very specific ways to breakdown and record their scores. This is designed to keep them from just giving a less explicable overall opinion score.
I'm glad we could clear that up