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Objectives of Masters Diving

Article 30 - Objectives

130.1 To offer the opportunity to continue or re-institute conditioning in those over 21 years of age who may no longer be interested in diving in Senior open competitions. Participation of those 21 through 24 years of age is recognized in the United States but is not recognized by FINA International Masters' ages.

130.2 To encourage and promote physical fitness and improvements in health in older individuals.

130.3 To offer encouragement to individuals, clubs, organizations, and communities in the organizing and conducting of life-long physical, recreational and competitive Masters programs.

130.4 To enhance fellowship among participants in Masters programs.

130.5 To stimulate interest in Masters programs at all levels of involvement - physical educators, clubs, organizations, recreation directors, communities, medical societies, and higher educational institutions.

130.6 To promote United States Diving throughout age-group, senior and masters programs.

130.7 To stimulate research in the physiology and psychology of Masters participation of basic and clinical research levels, and futher, to investigate the benefits of continued exercise programs on aging processes, cardiopulmonary involvement, orthopedic problems, and other preventable debilitating processes.

130.8 To outline safe Masters programs in diving for individuals over 21 years of age, taking cognizance of previous diving prowess or participation, non-participation, gradual programming, physical condition and "medical wellness" of proposed participants.

130.9 To propose proper diving training for older age groups.

130.10 To consider programs which will provide goals towards which older participants can work, and motivation for continuing exercise regimens in spite of the inconvenience and the stresses of adult life.

130.11 To set up proper age groupings in the establishment of Masters diving programs, with well planned balancing of events and limitation of duration and stresses of competitive programs with relation to these factors.

130.12 To seek assistance for research programs in the medical aspects of Masters programs, and coordinate, if possible, present research programs in these areas.

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