Edinburgh Diving Club

Founded in 1971

Federation Internationale de Natation

FINA is the international body that governs the sports of swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming (and some related activities).   Every four years FINA review their rules and their latest changes came into effect from 13 September 2017.

There have been some changes you might want to know about.

Synchro events

In mixed synchro events both divers must now perform the same dive - no more contra-rotating dives.
There is a new event:  Group A+B Platform Synchro.

Team events

There is a new Junior Team event which is similar to the experimental one used at the European Junior Diving Championships over the last four years.


There is some re-wording (clarification) of the existing Rules.  Referees and Judges will have to read the full Rules to be aware of the changes affecting their roles.  The following link will take you to a page from which you can download a copy of the new Rules.

Download a PDF copy of the new Diving Rules 2017-2021