Bikini

This is a secondary division. Final score and placing is based upon Phase 2 scoring only. This division is a comparable to Women’s Swimwear.

This division is for the athletic woman who looks fit in a bikini. Her abs and her muscles show some definition, revealing very appealing lines. This bikini athlete is able to achieve a medium to high level of conditioning while maintaining a very feminine and shapely silhouette. Bikini athletes should not display deep muscle separation, muscle striations or an abundance of muscle size. A “beach body” look is most desirable.

Judging Criteria

Stage Presentation

Stage Presentation is a measurement of how well the competitor presents herself and displays her physique on stage, as well as adherence to TaMaarta posing standards. Judging Officials are looking for athletes to showcase command of the stage, presence and poise, and the ability to convey personality to audience members. Athletes should be able to quickly and smoothly transition between poses.

Symmetry

Symmetry is a measurement of evenness of development between all muscle groups and proportion when viewed from all sides. It includes the balance and proportion of the competitor from side to side, top to bottom and front to back. No body part or muscle group should stand out from the rest.

Proportion

An appropriate to impressive shoulder, waist, and hip ratio shows precise and intentional muscle development in targeted areas.

Conditioning

Conditioning refers to the level of differentiation between adjacent muscles, delineating sections or fibers within the same muscle group, and the degree of firmness (hardness) of muscle tone. Leanness is important but an overly dieted appearance is neither advantageous nor desirable.
Muscularity
Muscularity refers to muscle size and development relative to the competitor’s frame, including shape and size. The shape and contour of the developed muscle and muscle groups are also to be considered. Bikini athletes should display: An athletic look with a slight level of muscularity; full/round shoulder caps; visible quad development; visible hamstring development; full, round, firm glutes; Should NOT display an abundance of muscle size.

Physique Indicators

Bikini athletes should display an overall healthy and fit muscle tone; visible abdominal definition; visible quad definition; visible hamstring definition; and, full, round, firm glutes with visible tie-in to hamstrings. Should NOT display deep cuts, striations, or overly dieted look. Should NOT display deeply drawn-in faces or stringy-looking muscularity (an emaciated look).

Posing

Mastery and presentation of mandatory poses, stage presence, connection with judges and audience.

Classes

Open

Available to all competitors in the division.

18-39

Open to athletes from 18-39 years of age.

40 Plus

Open to athletes 40 years of age or older.

SHort

Open to division athletes up to and including 5’5″ tall.

Medium

Open to division athletes over 5’5″, up to and including 5’8″ tall.

Tall

Open to division athletes over 5’8″ tall.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Pose – The front stance should be performed with one hand on a hip with the opposite hip and leg extended outward. Hip can be slightly twisted to the side, but competitors should be careful not to be overly twisted so the judges are unable to see their number.
  • Rear Pose – The rear stance should be performed with one hand on a hip with the opposite hip and leg extended outward. Legs must not be crossed in the rear pose. Athlete must not bend over when performing the rear pose.
  • Side Pose – The side poses are flexible and competitors should use the stances they feel display their physiques in the most favorable manner. Feet may be together or one may be slightly in front of the other; one or both knees may be straight or bent; hands may be at the side or one or both may be on the hip. Athletes may twist at the waist to turn their upper torso toward the judges. Poses should be fairly relaxed and athletes should not appear to be flexing.
  • Note: Athletes, who are overly suggestive, bent over in their rear stance or not following other TaMaarta posing standards may, at the discretion of the Head Judge, be corrected. If the athlete fails to adjust when corrected, judging officials are instructed to address this in their scoring. Failure to comply withTaMaarta posing standards will result in a lower scoring in the stage presentation criteria. This applies to class comparisons, as well as individual presentations.

Attire

Bikini athletes will be judged in two-piece posing suits and clear high heels. Posing Suits may be of any color, pattern, and style. Suit bottoms should cover at least 30% of the glutes and should cross directly, with a single connector (or tie), across the upper back. Straps should NOT be crisscrossed and hooked into the suit bottoms. Posing suits should be in good taste; no thongs/T-back bottoms will be permitted. TaMaarta Officials reserve the right to disqualify an athlete from competing in a specific competition if their suit is inappropriate. Athletes are advised to have their suits pre-approved by sending in images of themselves in the suit to the TaMaarta Head Judge. Jewelry and hair ornaments will be allowed during all rounds of judging. No props may be used at any time during competition/judging of Bikini. Athletes’ numbers will be worn on front left hip and rear middle of their suit.

Crossovers

Bikini athletes are Women’s Swimwear competitors and may also crossover into the Fitness Diva Model division but NOT into the Women’s Sculpting or Figure divisions.

Competition Tans

All tanning must be performed by the approved Tanning Provider. Self-tanning or tans by unapproved third party tanning providers are NOT allowed. Competitors will NOT be allowed on stage with unapproved tans.

Phase 2 Stage Presentation and Scoring

Comparison Rounds By Classes:
0.0 – 10 points Symmetry & Proportion
0.0 – 10 points Conditioning & Leanness
0.0 – 10 points Overall Appearance (Hair, Make-Up, Suit, Skin Tone)
0.0 – 10 points Presentation (Poise, Posing, Posture, Stage Presence)

Individual Presentation – 60 second routine:
0.0 – 20 points Overall Appearance (Hair, Make-Up, Suit, Skin Tone)
0.0 – 20 points Presentation (Poise, Posing, Posture, Stage Presence, Creativity)

Results & Placing, Pro Status, and Prize Money

*Results and Placings for this division are based on Phase 2 (Stage Presentation) scores by class.
*TaMaarta Elite Status is awarded, pending successful urinalysis, to the First Place Athlete in an Open class that has a minimum of five (5) athletes.
*TaMaarta Masters Elite Status is awarded, pending successful urinalysis to the First Place athlete in a Masters class that has a minimum of ten (10) athletes.
*This division’s results are based on Phase 2 scores only and therefore is NOT Prize Money eligible.