Junior Figures

All figures for the junior category (15 – 18 years old) for the 2018-2021 quad are described below. As a reminder, juniors now will have to compete technical routines at the FINA Jr. World Championships.

Compulsory

308i. Barracuda Airborne Split Spin Up 360° (3.3)

A Barracuda Airborne Split is executed to a re-joined Vertical Position. A Vertical Descent is executed at the same tempo as the Thrust to ankle level. The designated Ascending Spin is executed. A Vertical Descent is executed at the same tempo as the Thrust.

355g. Porpoise Twist Spin (2.5)

A Porpoise is executed to Vertical PositionThe designated Twist or Spin is executed.

Optional Groups
  • Group 1

154j-2. London Combined Spin 720° (2.9)

A London is executed to a Vertical Position. A rapid designated Spin is executed. A rapid Vertical Descent is executed.

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London: A Ballet Leg is assumed followed by a partial Somersault Back Tuck, as both legs are drawn into a Tuck Position, until the shins are perpendicular to the surface. The trunk unrolls rapidly as the legs are rapidly straightened to assume a Vertical Position midway between the former vertical line through the hips and the former vertical line through the head and shins. A rapid Vertical Descent is executed.

330c. Aurora Twirl (2.8)

An Aurora is executed to Vertical Position. The designated Twist or Spin is executed.

Aurora: From a Front Layout Position a Somersault Front Pike is executed to a Submerged Ballet Leg Double Position. One leg rises vertically as the other moves along the surface to a Knight Position. The body rotates 180° to assume a Fishtail Position. The horizontal leg is lifted to Vertical Position. Vertical Descent is executed.

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  • Group 2

364. Whirlwind (2.7)

From a Front Layout Position, a Front Pike Position is assumed. One leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position. Maintaining a Fishtail Position, with the horizontal leg leading toward the vertical leg, two rapid rotations (720°) are executed. Continuing in the same direction, the horizontal leg is lifted to a Vertical Position as a Continuous Spin 720° is executed.

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343. Butterfly (2.5)

From a Front Layout Position, a Front Pike Position is assumed. One leg is lifted to a Fishtail Position. The horizontal leg is rapidly lifted through an arc of 180° as the vertical leg is lowered to assume a Split Position, without hesitating a hip rotation of 180° is executed as the front leg is raised to assume a Fishtail Position. The horizontal leg is lifted to a Vertical Position at the same tempo as the initial actions of the figure. A Vertical Descent is executed.

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  • Group 3

320. Kipswirl Split Closing 180° (2.3)

A Kipswirl is executed to the Vertical Position. The legs are lowered symmetrically to a Split Position. A rapid rotation of 180° is executed, as the legs are symmetrically close to a Vertical Position. A Vertical Descent is executed.

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Kipswirl: From a Back Layout Position, a partial Somersault Back Tuck is executed until the shins are perpendicular to the surface of the water. As the trunk unrolls and the legs are straightened a 360°  rotation is executed to assume a Vertical Position. A Vertical Descent is executed.

440. Ipanema (3.0)

A Nova is executed to the Bent Knee Surface Arch Position. The horizontal leg is lifted as the bent knee is straightened to assume a Vertical Position.  The legs are lowered to a Front Pike Position. A rapid 180° rotation is executed as the legs lift to a Vertical Position. A Vertical Descent is executed at the tempo of the rest of the figure.

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