Fina Age Requirements


    JO Springboard Requirements

    9 & Under Boys and Girls (five dives). The contest shall consist of three (3) voluntary dives from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not more than 5.0 on one meter and not more than 5.4 on three meter followed by two (2) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    11 & Under Boys and Girls (six dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers will perform three (3) voluntaries from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not more than 5.0 on one meter and not more than 5.4 on three meter, followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    12/13 (FINA Group C) or 13 & Under Girls (seven dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not more than 9.0 on one meter and not more than 9.5 on three meter, followed by two (2) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    12/13 (FINA Group C) or 13 & Under Boys (eight dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not more than 9.0 on one meter and not more than 9.5 on three meter, followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    14/15 (FINA Group B) Girls (eight dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers shall perform five (5) voluntary dives, one from each group, with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by three (3) optional dives, from different groups without limit.

    14/15 (FINA Group B) Boys (nine dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers shall perform five (5) voluntary dives, one from each group, with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by four (4) optional dives, from different groups without limit.

    16-18 (FINA Group A) Girls (ten dives). For one and three meter springboard, divers shall perform five (5) voluntary dives, one from each group, with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by five (5) optional dives from four groups without limit.

    16-18 (FINA Group A) Boys (eleven dives). For one meter and three meter springboard, divers shall perform five (5) voluntary dives, one from each group, with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by six (6) optional dives from five groups, with one group being repeated, without limit.


    JO Platform Requirements

    11 & Under Boys and Girls (five dives on 5-meter only). Divers shall perform three (3) voluntary dives from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 5.4, followed by two (2) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    12/13 (FINA Group C) Girls (six dives on 5- or 7.5-meter only). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by two (2) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    12/13 (FINA Group C) Boys (seven dives on 5- or 7.5-meter only). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups without limit.

    14/15 (FINA Group B) Girls (seven dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives with total degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups without limit. At least five different groups must be used in the competition.

    14/15 (FINA Group B) Boys (eight dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives with total degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by four (4) optional dives from different groups without limit. At least five different groups must be used in the competition.

    16-18 (FINA Group A) Girls (nine dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a total maximum degree of difficulty of 7.6, followed by five (5) optional dives from different groups without limit. At least five different dive groups must be used in the competition.

    16-18 (FINA Group A) Boys (ten dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a total maximum degree of difficulty of 7.6, followed by six (6) optional dives from different groups without limit. All six dive groups must be used in the competition.

AAU Age Group Requirements


9&Under (Group E): Boys & Girls – 3 voluntaries, 1 optional. Max. Vol DD: 5.4 on 1m & 3m

10-11 (Group D): Boys & Girls – 3 voluntaries, 2 optionals. Max Vol DD: 5.4 on 1m & 3m

12-13 (Group C): Girls – 5 voluntaries, 2 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

12-13 (Group C): Boys – 5 voluntaries, 3 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

14-15 (Group B): Girls – 5 voluntaries, 3 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

14-15 (Group B): Boys – 5 voluntaries, 4 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

16-18 (Group A): Girls – 5 voluntaries, 4 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

16-18 (Group A): Boys – 5 voluntaries, 5 optionals. Max Vol DD: 9.0 on 1m & 9.5 on 3m

*Age groups are determined by the divers’ age on December 31st of each year.

Senior Springboard Requirements

  • Men’s 1-Meter Competition: (1) The men’s 1-meter springboard semifinal competition shall comprise of six dives with a minimum degree of difficulty of 4, of which one shall be selected from each group plus an additional dive which may be selected from any group.
  • Men’s 3-Meter Competition: (1) The men’s 3-meter quarterfinal, semifinal and final competition shall comprise six dives with a minimum degree of difficulty of 8, of which one dive shall be selected from each group plus an additional dive which may be selected
  • Women’s 1-Meter Competition: (1) The women’s 1-meter springboard semifinal competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum degree of difficulty of 4.
  • Women’s 3-Meter Competition: (1) The women’s 3-meter quarterfinal, semifinal and final competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum degree of difficulty of 2

Senior Platform Requirements

  • Men’s Platform:(1) The men’s platform quarterfinal, semifinal and final competition shall comprise six dives from different groups with minimum degree of difficulty of 3.
  • Women’s Platform: (1) The women’s platform quarterfinal, semifinal and final competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum degree of difficulty of 2