The water temperature in the swimming pool should be at least 23°C (+/- 5°C). The officials should continuously monitor the temperature.
The circumference of the swimming pool should have the minimum dimension of 25m x 10m with a depth of a minimum of 1.80 meters and can be increased up to 5 meters.
The competitors are required to use an air or rubber-powered spearguns for targeting. The spears used for targeting should be at least 150 cm long.
A spear used for the matches should have a diameter of 8 mm with the tip of 4 mm, avoiding the fins. It should have a minimum thickness of 0.8 mm.
The participants cannot use guns that have elastic lines on it. However, during biathlon matches the lined guns are allowed with a single pulley. These sidelines should have a maximum length of 1.80 mm.
Participants can only use mass-produced guns for the relay events competition.
A shoot-off is performed between the players if two they score the same points during the match. The matches are repeated until a single player emerges out as the winner.
The shooting line is marked almost 4 meters away from the target area direction, whereas the starting line is marked 10 meters away from the shooting line.
The target has a total length of 33 cm and breadth of 35 cm. The targeting centre is placed 80 cm above the pool’s ground.
Penalties and Disqualifications
The participants are disqualified if they -
Load their guns outside the water, especially during their biathlon and relay events
If their body parts touch or cross the shooting line
Leave the gun intentionally or unintentionally at the bottom of the pool
Try to make a knot with the lines present on the gun
Enter in the pool before the previous participants have left the competition area
The players are only allowed to load their guns inside the pool towards the target’s direction. This is only performed in biathlon and relay races.
The competitor cannot swim towards the surface of the pool after loading their guns.
During the precision events, the competitors aren’t allowed to stay on the water surface after loading their guns for five seconds.
After completing their round, the participants can withdraw their equipment with permission received from the judges and officials.
To signal any issue, the participants can quickly raise their hands above the water surface before the starting line.
During an event, the participants are required to use their guns or else the event duration is ended.
During the relay matches, the players cannot shoot more than 9 times, or they will be awarded zero points and appear at the bottom of the chart.
Updated On :07 Jul, 2022
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