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Technical Diving Rulebook and USA Diving Bylaws for 2015-17

The Technical Diving Rulebook and USA Diving Bylaws for 2015-17 are available via the links below. Please note that material enclosed in square brackets is not part of the official text, but provides information such as editor’s notes, cross-references, and legislative history to enhance the use of these materials. Unless otherwise specified in the history notes, changes in the Technical Rules and the USA Diving By-Laws adopted at the 2014 meeting take effect January 1, 2015.

This compilation presents the Competitive & Technical Rules of USA Diving, as amended at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the USA Diving General Assembly. Every effort has been made to accurately incorporate changes. Additional changes were made to Subpart C at the 2016 Annual Meeting and will be incorporated in 2017. Those changes are reflected in Subpart C below.

As always, we welcome your ideas and input on how to improve the USA Diving rulebook. In order to be green, we are producing the 2015-17 rulebook in digital format only. You can access it below, or you can download it on the USA Diving app, which is available in both Apple and Android formats. If you require a printed copy, a PDF version is available below for printing.

Part I – Competitive and Technical Rules

2015-17 Rulebook full version

By section:
Subpart A - General Regulations
Subpart B - Senior Rules
Subpart C - Junior Rules
Subpart D - Future Champions
Subpart E - Masters Rules
Subpart F - Policies for Administraton of Diving Competitions

Appendix A - Association Territories
Appendix B - FINA Dimensions for Diving Facilities
Appendix C - FINA Degree of Difficulty Formulas and Components
Appendix D - FINA Table of Degrees of Difficulty

Part II – Bylaws of USA Diving

Subpart A: Structure, Organization and Operations
Subpart B: Athletes and Athletic Events

Subpart C: Board of Review, Matters for Review, Proceedings and Appeals
Subpart D: Code of Conduct
Subpart E: Doping Control Program

Appendix A: Bullying Policy

Part III – Generic LDA Rules and Guidelines

Sample Articles of Incorporation for Associations
Sample Association Bylaws

Part IV – Board of Review

Procedures of the USA Diving National Board of Review