Artistic Pole and Pole Sports look alike, but the first one put a bigger emphasis on the artistry and creative approach of the routines. Musical interpretation, musicality, choreography and expression are therefore the most important elements to work on. Pole Artistic competitions are judged according to the “Freestyle Pole Series” rules, as well as to the GAISF and IOC standards.
The Swiss Artistic Pole Championship 2020 is organized by the Swiss Pole Sports Federation, under the governance of the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF). This means that all IPSF rules and regulations apply for this competition, including antidoping rules !
Competing athletes are required to create a routine matching the IPSF rules and regulations. At the moment, those are available for free in English, French, Italian and German.
Information Artistic Pole for Swiss Athletes :
- Junior : athletes between 14 and 17 years old.
- Senior :athletes between 18 and 39 years old.
- Masters +40 : athletes over 40 years old.
- Doubles : athletes over 18 years old.
In all categories, EXCEPT in Junior and Doubles categories, male and female athletes are competing in separate competitions.
Information Artistic Pole for OPEN athlete (non-Swiss) :
Only Professional athletes (equivalent are Elite athletes in Pole Sport), without IPSF national competition in their home country can compete in OPEN division.
Categories for Professional division are the exact same as the categories mentioned for Swiss athletes (see above).
Qualification to the World Artistic Pole Championship 2020
October 2020 – Lausanne (Switzerland)
Athletes who place 1st in one of the categories in the Professional division will automatically qualify to participate in the Worls Artisitc Pole Championships (WAPC).
Any questions regarding the rules can be asked directly to the IPSF, using the dedicated Facebook group: “International Pole Sports Federation – Competitor Group“. The SPSF and IPSF will no longer answer your question by e-mail.