Curaçao all set to host 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship 2023, know schedule of events

Curaçao Aquatic Association announced the schedule of the 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship 2023 carded to be held from April 5 to April 10, 2023

Curaçao all set to host 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship 2023, know schedule of events
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Swimming: Curaçao Aquatic Association announced the schedule of the 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship 2023 carded to be held from April 5 to April 10, 2023. The championship will include various events, matches and swimming activities.

READ HERE: 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship schedule is as follows:
  • On April 5, 2023: The Championship will be open on April 5, 2023 with the opening ceremony. The ceremony will include various activities and events to mark the 36th years of the CARIFTA swimming event.
  • On April 6, 2023: The second day of the CARIFTA will feature the competition named “SWIMMING ARTISTIC SWIMMING”.
  • On April 7, 2023: The third day of the 36th CARIFTA Aquatic Championship 2023 will again feature “SWIMMING ARTISTIC SWIMMING”. The event will include the participation of the different countries.
  • On April 8, 2023: On the fourth day, CARIFTA will again host “SWIMMING ARTISTIC SWIMMING”.
  • On April 9, 2023: On the fifth day of the CARIFTA Swimming championship, the event which will be held is named “SWIMMING ARTISTIC SWIMMING”.
  • On April 10, 2023: The last day of the 36th CARIFTA Aquatics Championship 2023 will feature the staging of the “open water”.

DATE AND VENUE

  • DATE: April 6 to April 12, 2023
  • VENUE BEACH WATER POLO: Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao
  • VENUE ARTISTIC SWIMMING: Pisina “Bennie Leito”
  • VENUE SWIMMING: Sentro Deportivo Korsou-Pisina “Enith Brigitha”
  • VENUE OPEN WATER: Caracasbaai

SCHEDULE

Beach Water Polo:

  • On Friday April 7th (Day 1): Arrival of Teams
  • Technical Meeting – 12:00 PM
  • Competition starts – 3:00 PM
  • On Saturday April 8th (Day 2): Competition starts – 10:00 AM
  • On Sunday April 9th (Day 3): Competition starts – 10:00 AM
  • Departure of Teams

Artistic Swimming:

On Tuesday April 4th:

  • Arrival of Teams

On Wednesday, April 5th:

  • Technical Meeting – 1:00 PM
  • Technical Officials’ Meeting – 2:00 PM
  • Opening Ceremony – 5:00 PM

On Thursday, April 6th (Day 1):

  • The competition starts – 9:00 AM

On Friday April 7th (Day 2):

  • Competition starts – 9:00 AM

On Saturday April 8th (Day 3):

  • Competition starts – 9:00 AM

On Sunday April 9th (Day 4):

  • Competition starts – 9:00 AM

On Monday April 10th (Day 5):

  • Competition starts – 9:00 AM
  • Distribution of Awards
  • Closing Ceremony

On Tuesday April 11th:

  • Departure of Teams

Swimming:

On Tuesday April 4th:

  • Arrival of Teams

On Wednesday April 5th:

  • Technical Meeting – 1:00 PM
  • Technical Officials’ Meeting – 2:00 PM

On Thursday April 6th (Day 1):

  • Swimming Heats – 9:00 AM – Swimming Finals – 6:00 PM

On Friday April 7th (Day 2):

  • Swimming Heats – 9:00 AM – Swimming Finals – 6:00 PM

On Saturday April 8th (Day 3):

  • Swimming Heats – 9:00 AM – Swimming Finals – 6:00 PM

On Sunday April 9th (Day 4):

  • Swimming Heats – 9:00 AM – Swimming Finals – 6:00 PM
  • Congress Meeting 12:30 – 2:30 PM

On Monday April 10th:

  • Distribution of Awards
  • Closing Ceremony

On Tuesday April 11th:

  • Departure of Teams

Open Water:

On Saturday April 8th: Arrival of Teams

On Sunday April 9th:

  • Course Familiarization – Caracasbaai 9:00 AM
  • Technical Meeting – 3:00 PM
  • Technical Officials’ Meeting- 4: 00 pm

On Monday April 10th:

  • Open Water SK – 8:00 AM
  • Distribution of Awards
  • Closing Ceremony

 On Tuesday April 11th:

  • Technical Officials’ Meeting – 4:00 PM
  • Departure of Teams

PARTICIPATING FEDERATIONS

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Aruba
  3. Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Bermuda
  6. Bonaire
  7. British Virgin Islands
  8. Cayman Islands
  9. Curaçao
  10. Dominica
  11. French Guyana
  12. Grenada
  13. Guadeloupe
  14. Guyana
  15. Haiti
  16. Jamaica
  17. Martinique
  18. St Kitts & Nevis
  19. Saint Lucia
  20. St. Maarten
  21. St. Martin
  22. St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  23. Suriname
  24. Trinidad & Tobago
  25. Turks & Caicos
  26. US Virgin Islands

COMPETITION RULES

THE COMPETITIONS

The competitions will be conducted in accordance with WORLD AQUATICS Rules 2022- 2025 in force at the start of the competition. WORLD AQUATICS Rule SW4.4 shall be applied. For Beach Water Polo the competitions will be conducted as exhibition in accordance with WORLD AQUATICS Rules 2019-2021.

In the preliminary heats of swimming, the start shall be “over the top” in the freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly events.

INTERPRETATIONS

The Organizing Committee of CARIFTA 2023 and the Jury of Appeal shall have complete authority to answer and resolve any interpretation, protest or call relating to these Championships. Nominations for the Jury of Appeal should be submitted at the Technical Meetings.

AGE GROUPS

Swimming:

  1. Competitors will compete in the following age groups:
  • 11-12 Female & Male
  • 13-14 Female & Male
  • 15-17 Female & Male

The swimmer’s age group shall be determined by the age of the swimmer as of midnight on December 31st, 2022.

Open Water Swimming:

  1. Competitors will compete in the following age groups:
  • 14-15 Female & Male
  • 16-18 Female & Male.

The swimmer’s age group shall be determined by the age of the swimmer as of midnight on December 31st, 2023.

Artistic Swimming:

  1. Competitors will compete in the following age groups:

Age Groupings for Artistic Swimming are:

  • 12 years of age and under
  • Youth (13-15 years of age)
  • Junior (15-19 years of age)
  • 15+ above Senior

Male Age Groupings for Artistic Swimming are:

  • 12 years of age and under
  • Youth (13-16 years of age)
  • Junior (15-20 years of age)
  • 15+ above Senior

Mixed duets (male and female) Youth and Junior.

  • The 12 & Under and Youth age group shall perform figures and routines in accordance with the WORLD AQUATICS Rule ASAG 3. “12 & Under shall not be allowed to swim up”. The Junior/Senior age group shall perform technical and free routines only. They shall each be awarded score of 100% and separate medals shall be presented to technical routines and free routines.
  • All Age Group competitors remain qualified from 1 January to the following 31 December at the age they are at the close of day (23:59) on 31 December of the year of the competition.

Beach Water Polo:

Competitors will compete in the following age groups:

  • Group 1: 14 & under Male and Female
  • Group 2: 16 & under Male and Female
  • Group 3: 19 & under Male and Female

Mixed teams will be permitted in the 14 & Under age group only. In the 14 & Under Mixed Coed Group a maximum of 8 players is permitted of which two females must be in the water at all times unless for foul or injury situation. In the 16 & under age group where there are not enough players to field a female team, females will be permitted to play in the 16 & under male team.

A water polo player’s age group shall be determined by the age of the athlete as of midnight on December 31st, 2023.

Athletes 14 and under may participate in Group 2. Athletes 16 and under may participate in Group 3. Athletes from Group 1 may not participate in Group 3.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to invite additional Countries for the Beach Water Polo Competition in accordance with the current CARIFTA Guidelines.

The Games Schedule will be determined in advance of arrival.

All protests must be submitted to the Tournament Director in writing within 30 minutes after the end of the games, signed by the Meet Manager of the delegation.

The Championships shall be governed by the rules of the International Federation of Aquatic Disciplines (WORLD AQUATICS) in force at the time of the competition except the following:

  1. Length of the field of play will be 15 x 10 meters for all Groups
  2. Each team will have 2 time-outs in total

Each country is required to provide 1 referee.

Mixed teams are not permitted in Groups 2 and 3.

Curacao Aquatic Association invited the swimming athletes and fans to be part of the Swimming Championship. It stated, ”The countdown is on. Don’t miss the action at the 36th Carifta Aquatics Championships from April 5-10 2023. Attention Curacao. Come support our swimmers. Admission fee will be later announced.”

People can download the Flow Sports App for live coverage during the meet.

The 36th CARIFTA Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water Championships 2023 are scheduled for this Easter Holiday in April and Curaçao has been selected as the host country for this grand event.

Curacao Aquatic Association is calling for people with enormous spirit and energy to be a volunteer, and support the event and our athletes as well! Expose yourself with other great people with common interests as you!

They are looking for:

– Able to volunteer in pre-during-post games times

– Eager to learn and get more experience in volunteering world

– Enthusiastic and Committed

– Dare to challenge him/herself to be part of the biggest aquatic sport event in Curacao.