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SHROPSHIRE COUNTY BAGCAT SPRINTS & RELAY GALA 2013

This competition is for Shropshire Swimming Clubs Only



PROMOTERS RULES AND CONDITIONS


1: DATES AND VENUES:


The dates and venues of the competition shall be decided and approved by the Executive Committee


2: ENTRIES:   


Entries for the Competition, the entry fee must reach the Honorary Gala Coordinator by midnight of the closing date as specified by the Executive Committee.


All entries shall be made on the Official Entry Disk.   


The Declaration of Certification of Club entries must be signed by a previously nominated representative of the Club as being correct.


Entry times must be equal to or faster than the Qualifying times published for each event.


All submitted entries will be deemed correct and not open to alteration.


The number of entries to the Championships may be limited under the following conditions:


a: there will be no refund of entry fees for any entry submitted with a time outside the published qualifying times.    


b: the slowest entries within the qualifying times may be rejected at the discretion of

the Promoter to comply with designation criteria.

Late entries will not be accepted.


3: ENTRY CARDS:     


These Championships will be run on a no entry card system, whereby all swimmers are deemed to be competing and must withdraw from an event by a specified time.  


A Schedule of accepted and rejected entries will be sent to each Club.


Withdrawals from events must be made in writing by either the relevant Club coach or nominated representative by the time specified by the promoter, and posted in the box provided for that event. One withdrawal form per event



Decisions on late withdrawals and penalties will be at the discretion of the Promoter.


Failure by a swimmer to withdraw by the specified time will result in the swimmer being excluded from any remaining events they may be entered for.


There will be no Time Only Swims.


4: COMPETITORS:


All competitors must wear costumes which conform to ASA Laws and Technical Rules.


Swimmers are expected to conduct themselves in a correct manner and display a good standard of behaviour both on and off poolside.


5: ELIGIBILITY:


Competitors must have been a bona fide member of a Club affiliated to Shropshire County ASA for a period of not less than 30 days prior to the first date of competition and be registered in accordance with ASA Laws.


A swimmer who enters or takes part in these Championships must not represent another County or compete in or have competed in another Counties Championships in the same calendar year.  Should a swimmer be found to have broken this rule, their recorded times shall be removed from the results and any medals won shall be returned to the promoter.


A swimmer can only swim for one Club in individuals and relays.


Swimmers can compete in this event provided they have not entered or competed in the 50m events at the Shropshire County Age Group Championships February 2013



6: RELAYS:

Team lists must be completed by each club prior to the event.  


7: OFFICIALS:

All officials will be drawn from the District or WASA lists.


8: EVENTS:


Entry acceptance is based upon the Qualifying times as published.


All events shall be seeded on submitted entry times and seeded slowest to fastest.


The fastest heat of all Heat Declared events will be arranged on the spearhead principle.

The age groups will be as follows:-

9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+


9: PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS:


These will only be accepted by the Referee in accordance with ASA Laws and Technical Rules, and, where possible will be dealt with by the Referee or Jury of Appeal, if one is appointed.


10: PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:


For practical purposes of expediency the Promoter reserves the right to change the order of events in the programme with the concurrence of the Referee and the competitors or their representatives.


11: COUNTY AGE GROUP RECORDS:


County Age Group Records are times set in the County Age Group Championships only and may be achieved in any of the events in the programme.


Times achieved in official county trials or at any other event will not constitute a County Age Group Record.


12: MEDALS AND TROPHIES:


Awards will be made to the first, second and third placed swimmers in each age group of each event.



13: PROMOTER:


The Executive committee shall be the Promoter.


For the practical purposes of administration the Honorary Gala Coordinator shall be deemed the Promoter on the day, or a designated person nominated by Honorary Gala Coordinator


Any matter not covered above will be dealt with at the discretion of the Promoter.


14: AGE ON DAY:


These Championships will be swum Age on Day which will deemed to be the last day of the Championships.



15 :      WARM UP


The use of Training Aids are not permitted during the WARM UP


16: MISCELLANEOUS


To comply with the Leisure Centre terms and conditions of hire, the only chairs on poolside will be for Coaches and Team Managers (they may bring their own if preferred).


Clubs with up to 24 swimmers or less can have a maximum of 2 (two) Coaches/Team Managers. Clubs with 25 or more swimmers can have a maximum of 4 (four) Coaches/Team Managers on poolside at any one time.  Passes for these people can be obtained from the Gala Coordinator.


Designated areas will be assigned to each Club; the names will be put up on the walls of pool area. Details will be sent to each Club before the date of the first Gala


Officials and Backroom staff shall be allowed entry 1 hour before warm up starts to set up.