The Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC) Rule Book is produced on a four year cycle and will coincide with the publication of the FINA Rules.
The FINA Rules are published every four years, one year after each Summer Olympic Games. This Rule Book is managed by the DPC Technical Committee.
Section One – DPC Resource Material
Section Two – Rule Book
*Update #1 – Junior Rules Updates (as of January 20th, 2019)
**Update #2 – Addendum ‘A’ (as of February 15th, 2019)
Section Three – FINA Rule Book
The full FINA Rule Book and more can be found here.
The Rule Book is divided into three sections.
Section 1 – DPC Resource Materials – contains the DPC By-laws and relevant reference material. It also contains a list of other resource material that is available on the DPC website. Information on how to access this reference material is online.
Section 2 – Rule Book – contains DPC Rules as established for all national and DPC-sanctioned diving competitions.
Section 3 – FINA Rules – contains excerpts of the rules of the “Fédération Internationale de Natation” (FINA) that apply to the sport of diving internationally and which shall apply to all competitions sponsored or sanctioned by DPC.
In the event that there is a conflict between the English and French versions of the DPC Rule Book, the English version shall prevail.
These rules are effective for the period November 1, 2017 to August 31, 2021.
It should be noted that any errors, omissions or changes to these rules may be communicated by way of letter or email from DPC during the period over which these rules are effective and such errors, omissions or changes shall be updated on the online rule book.
It should also be noted that where “he”, “she”, “him”, or “her” is used, it is intended to refer to include all genders and is not gender specific.
Whom to Contact
- For domestic rule changes/concerns, contact the Chair of the Technical Committee, c/o of the national office
- For FINA Rule concerns/clarification, contact the FINA TDCRepresentative, Kathy Seaman, c/o of the national office.
- For any other changes/concerns, contact the national office.
Policies & Forms
Declaration forms and waivers (July 14th)
Risk Management Update
As you know, the world pandemic has caused a series of changes on the way we now live and work.
Sport has not been spared. In some areas of the country, the government authorities have lifted or modified the confinement measures and are at a point where athletes and coaches can start going back to training in a safe and responsible way.
Part of the return to sport protocol includes ensuring that risks are managed — risks to both our participants and to our sport organizations. We have now updated our waivers and forms and introduced a new declaration of compliance document, to make sure everyone is aware of the risks of communicable diseases and returning to the sport of diving. These documents must be signed before returning to sport. This new reality affects all sports in Canada, not just diving.
As DPC manages the insurance program on behalf of the provincial diving organizations (except for Quebec), we have been working with the insurance company and our legal counsel to develop the updated forms located at the links below.
- The Declaration of compliance COVID-19 form for all individuals attending the facility and a program.
- The Waiver for all participants older than the age of majority.
- The Assumption of Risk agreement for all parent/guardians of participants who are younger than the age of majority.
If you are participating in Diving in the province of Quebec, please visit this link here.
If you have any questions, please contact your provincial office.
Safe Sport Resources
1. Canadian Sport Helpline
The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is committed to ensuring that Canadian sport participants of all levels compete in a safe and welcoming environment.
If you are aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment, discrimination or bullying or if you have questions and/or concerns regarding an incident, contact the Canadian Sport Helpline. Experts are available to provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.
- Web: http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en/
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone/Text Message: 1-888-83SPORT (1-888-837-7678)
- Business Hours: 8 am – 8 pm (Eastern Time), 7 days a week
2. Diving Plongeon Canada’s Independent Third Party Safe Sport Officer
This individual is available to receive questions and concerns from participants in Canadian diving who believe that they or others are potentially unsafe for one reason or another.
The Third Party Safe Sport Officer is completely independent of DPC and is in place to review such issues and provide guidance on addressing safe sport situations as well as determine if issues fall within the parameters of DPC’s Conduct Policy.
Brian Ward: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Respect in Sport
The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
Learn more: Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
The Respect in Sport Parent Program helps define a standard of behaviour for all parents and creates a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to create and maintain Safe Sport environments.
Learn more: Respect in Sport for Parents
Respect in the Workplace was developed to provide organizations, of all sizes, with a standard, cost-effective tool to empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
Learn more: Respect in the Workplace
A Insurance Coverage
B Guidelines for Disciplinary Action and Grievance Procedure
C Doping Policy
D Injury and Illness Reporting Policy
E Trip/Events Policy
F Discipline Policy
G Athlete Sponsorship
H Clothing Policy
I Travel Policy
J Code of Conduct
FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP); the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
The Canadian Amateur Diving Association has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. CADA’s anti-doping policy reflects and supports the CADP. See our policy on anti-doping.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation. Learn more about FINA’s anti-doping policies and procedures.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
• Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping.
• Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control.
• Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned.
• Verify your medical exemption requirements.
• Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk.
• Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes.
Additional Resources and Information
• The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.
• The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List.
• Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information.
• Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
• The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.
• The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement – a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES:
The WADA 2021 PROHIBITED LIST
DOWNLOAD ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM OVERVIEW
NATIONAL QUALIFYING STANDARDS
Point standards are reviewed and adjusted annually by Diving Plongeon Canada’s Rules Committee for the following year’s competitive season. Divers must meet these point standards to be eligible for entry into individual and synchronized diving events at the senior and junior national championships.
For complete information on all entrance criteria for the senior and junior national championships, please refer to the Diving Plongeon Canada Rule Book.
Designated Senior Qualifying Standards are listed below:
2018 Senior National Championships 1M 3M Platform Women 210 245 245 Men 260 330 330
The DPC Junior National Point Standards for 2018 are as follows:
100% – Achieve twice 110% – Achieve once Group 1M 3M Platform 1M 3M Platform Group D 1 – 11 years & under: Girls & Boys 140 140 140 154 154 154 Group D 2 – 11 years & under: Girls & Boys 200 205 235 220 225 258 Group C 1– 12 & 13 years old: Girls & Boys 235 235 265 258 258 291 Group C 2– 12 & 13 years old: Girls & Boys 240 240 270 264 264 297 Group B – 14 & 15 years old: Girls 300 315 235 330 346 258 Group B – 14 & 15 years old: Boys 300 315 265 330 346 291 Group A – 16 to 18 years old: Girls 355 390 300 390 429 330 Group A – 16 to 18 years old: Boys 370 395 350 407 434 385
JUNIOR AND SENIOR QUALIFIED ATHLETES
Qualified Divers for 2020 Winter Senior Nationals*as of Feb 5th, 2021.
Documents for this section will be updated shortly
National Officials Committee
Terms of Reference
Steve Power, Chairperson
Nancy Brawley, NRDT Liaison
Heather Turner, DPC Board Liaison
Sara Toth, Staff Support
National Roster Development Team
Alberta – Reuben Ross
British Columbia – Al Hungerschafer
Manitoba – Ken Stevens
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario – Janet Nutter
Prince Edward Island
Quebec – Kaila Freeman
Saskatchewan – Ainsley Oliver
Officials Development Program
Interested in judging the sport of diving? Start HERE
DPC Officials Development Pathway
To obtain a copy of DPC’s national program guidelines please contact your provincial section or email DPC’s Officials Program Manager.
Click HERE to access the Officials Intranet
2017-2021 DPC Rule Book & Bylaws
2017-2021 FINA Springboard and Platform Diving Officials Manual (PDF)
FINA Rules (click here to access FINA Diving rules)
Diving 101 Spectator Guide (PDF)
Bulletins and Notices
DPC Technical Updates
Latest Officials Symposium Summary
2019-20 Qualification Meet Referee List
Sport for Life Canada - Officials
For more information about Sport for Life – Officials, please click HERE
Links and Other Resources
FINA – Diving
Integrated Sport Systems – Dive Meet Programs