Novice Required Elements

 

For solo and duet:

Elements 1-5 are to be performed in the order listed. Element 6 can take place at any point in the routine. There are no restrictions as to what direction swimmers may face. In duet, elements must be performed in synchronization between the swimmers.

1. FISHTAIL – from a Front Pike Position, one leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position, ending optional
2. BODY BOOST – A rapid headfirst rise, with a maximum of the body above the surface (arms optional) A descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged.
3. KIPNUS – From a Back Layout Position, a partial Somersault Back Tuck is executed until the shins are perpendicular to the surface. The trunk unrolls as the legs assume a Bent Knee Vertical Position midway between the former vertical line through the hips and the former vertical line through the head and the shins. A Vertical Descent is executed in a Bent Knee Vertical Position.
4. TRAVELLING BALLET LEG COMBINATION – Beginning in a Back Layout Position to include at least 3 of the following positions: Right sailboat; Left sailboat; Right Ballet Leg; Left Ballet Leg; Right Flamingo; Left Flamingo.
5. SPLIT POSITION followed by a walkout front or walkout back.
6. TWO (2) FORMS OF PROPULSION – Must include Egg Beater travelling sideways &/or forward (arms optional)

For team:

Elements 1-4 are to be performed in the order listed. Elements 5 and 6 can take place at any point in the routine. There are no restrictions as to what direction swimmers may face. Elements must be performed in synchronization between all swimmers, with the exception of element number 6 (above water pattern change).

1. FISHTAIL – from a Front Pike Position, one leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position, ending optional
2. BODY BOOST – A rapid headfirst rise, with a maximum of the body above the surface (arms optional). A descent is executed until the swimmer is completely submerged.
3. BENT KNEE – From an inverted back tuck position, the legs assume a bent knee vertical position (ending optional).
4. TRAVELLING BALLET LEG COMBINATION – Beginning in a Back Layout Position to include at least 3 of the following positions: Right sailboat, Left sailboat; Right Ballet Leg; Left Ballet Leg; Right Flamingo; Left Flamingo.
5. TWO (2) FORMS OF PROPULSION – Must include kick-pull-kick
6. PATTERN CHANGE that takes place ABOVE the surface of the water.