STAR AWARDS

IMG_0410_ editNEW ZEALAND SYNCHRO STAR AWARDS PROGRAMME

Swimmers are able to work through a programme of star awards that are based on the Canadian system.

In order to compete at SSNZ National Championships, the swimmers must have achieved the following Star Awards:

DOLPHIN

  • FIGURES/COMBO - Star 3

AQUANAUT

  • FIGURES/ROUTINE - Star 4

AQUARINAS

  • FIGURES/ROUTINE - Star 5

12 & UNDER TEAMIMG_8281_ edit

  • FIGURES - Star 4
  • SOLO - Star 6
  • DUET - Star 5
  • TEAM - Star 4

13-14-15

  • FIGURES - Star 6
  • SOLO - Star 8
  • DUET - Star 7

15 & UNDER TEAM

  • Star 6

JUNIOR

  • FIGURES - Star 7
  • SOLO - Star 9IMG_5510_ edit
  • DUET - Star 8

SENIOR

  • SOLO (FREE & TECH) - Star 10
  • DUET (FREE & TECH) - Star 10
  • TEAM (FREE & TECH) - Star 8

OPEN FREE COMBINATION 

  • Star 6

Star 1 Requirements
1. Back Layout position, sculling at hips.
2. Back layout position, travelling head first, 5m.
3. Back layout position, travelling foot first, 5m.
4. Back Flutter Kick in streamlined position 12m.
5. Backstroke 12m.
6. Head up Breast Stroke / Whip Kick 12m.
7. Tub position with flat scull, sculling at hips.
8. 310 Somersault Back Tuck.
9. Pretzel with 360° rotation.
10. Routine Skills/Transitions - Back Layout (For 4 counts), Head first sculling (4 counts), Back Flutter kick (4 counts), Back Crawl (4 strokes), Back Layout (4 counts)

Star 2 Requirements
1. Front Layout Position, sculling at hips.
2. Propeller 5m.
3. Paddle Scull 5m.
4. Side Flutter Kick 12m each way.
5. Front flutter kick, head up, 12m.
6. Eggbeater Stationary 20 seconds.
7. Tub position surface rotation (360° Right and Left).
8. Sailboat Alternate.
9. Front Layout Position to Front Pike Position.
10. Routine Skills/Transitions – Propeller (4 counts), side sit-up to Eggbeater, Stationary Eggbeater (4 counts), Side Flutter kick (4 counts), Front Layout (4 counts), Breaststroke (4 strokes), Front Layout (4 counts)

Star 3 Requirements 
1. Reverse Propeller, 5m.
2. Barrel Scull 5m.
3. 303 Somersault Back Pike.
4. Bent Knee Front Layout position.
5. Split Position, join to Vertical Position, at ankles.
6. Surface Flamingo Position.
7. Support scull, foot first to bottom of pool 2m.
8. Freestyle, head up 12m.
9. Eggbeater traveling sideways 6m, right & left.
10. Kick-Pull-Kick, shoulders square, 4 right, 4 left, 4 alternating lead arm.

Star 4 Requirements
1. Support Scull in tabletop position 10 sec.
2. 360 Walkover Front.
3. Split scull in submerged ballet leg position 5 sec.
4. Back Layout to Submerged Back Pike Position.
5. Inverted Tuck, with support scull, to Vertical position.
6. Front Pike position to Crane position.
7. Bent Knee Vertical position.
8. Thrust.
9. Eggbeater traveling forward 6m. and backward 6m.
10. 101 Ballet Leg Single.

Star 5 Requirements 
1. Support Scull in Split Position.
2. Support Scull drill –Support scull on tummy travelling foot first, 5m
3. Boost (no arm raised), to waist height.
4. Back layout to Surface Arch Position.
5. 301 Barracuda.
6. 401 Swordfish.
7. Submerged Ballet Leg Position, to Surface Ballet Leg Position.
8. Crane Position to Bent Knee Vertical Position.
9. 355 Porpoise.
10. Submerged Flamingo position, Thrust to Bent Knee Vertical Position (End of 342 Heron).

Star 6 Requirements
1. Fishtail Position.
2. Bent Knee vertical Position to Vertical Position, followed by a Vertical Descent.
3. Catalina Reverse rotation.
4. Split position to Front Pike Position to Front Layout.
5. 420 Walkover Back.
6. Boost - (one arm raised).
7. 240 Albatross.
8. Eggbeater travelling sideways with one arm raised to 45° and both shoulders dry, 10m Right and Left.
9. Front Layout to Submerged Flamingo Position (Beginning of 342 Heron).
10. Bent Knee Vertical exchanges.

Star 7 Requirements
1. Catalina Rotation.
2. Crane to Vertical Position.
3. Knight Position.
4. Side Fishtail Position.
5 Split closing 180º to Vertical Position.
6. Ariana Rotation (From Split Position, 180 degree rotation of hips).
7. From a Vertical position, 360º spin.
8. 301d Barracuda spinning 180°.
9. 140 Flamingo Bent Knee.
10. Ballet Leg roll to surface (Eiffel Tower transition).

Star 8 Requirements
1. Back Layout to Bent knee Surface Arch to bent knee Vertical.
2. Back Layout to Surface Arch to Split Position.
3. Bent Knee vertical 180º spin.
4. Front Pike Position to Split Position, 180° surface arc.
5. Ballet Leg Single, to knight position.
6. 301e Barracuda spinning 360°.
7. Ballet leg to crane (Ibis rock back).
8. 355b Porpoise Full Twist.
9. 313 Kip Split Closing 180°.
10. 241 Goeland.

Star 9 Requirements
1. Middle Split Position.
2. Eggbeater travelling forwards with both arms raised and shoulders dry, 15m).
3. Combined Spin.
4. Half twist in vertical position, to split position.
5. 436 Cyclone.
6. Bent Knee Combined Spin.
7. Double Ballet Leg hold 5 sec.
8. 301c Barracuda Twirl.
9. 128 Eiffel Walk.
10. 435f Nova Continuous Spin 720º.

Star 10 Requirements
1. Side Fishtail Position travelling sideways, 5m Right & Left.
2. Crane position, half twist.
3. Submerged double ballet leg to vertical position (Gaviata rotation).
4. Surface Double Ballet Leg, 360 rotation.
5. Bent Knee Vertical Half Twist.
6. Vertical, Half Twist followed by 360º spin to ankles.
7. From a  Front Pike Position a full twist to Vertical Position
8. 116 Catarlarc
9. Rocket split
10. 307 Flying Fish