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SHROPSHIRE COUNTY AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS


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 by electronic entry with file sent by Honorary Gala Coordinator.   


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 individual events.


6: OFFICIALS:

All officials will need to be licensed for the job that they have been allocated.  


7: 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.


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+.

In the case of 800/1500metre swims, the age groups will be:-

10, 11/12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+.

9 year olds will be able to compete in 100m, 800m & 1500m events provided they are 10 years old by the last date of the Midland Age Group Championships and must have achieved the 10yrs qualifying times to compete in the events.

All ages may enter the 50 metre events (providing they have the qualifying time.)


8: 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.


9: 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.


10: 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.


11: MEDALS AND TROPHIES:


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


Certificates will be awarded to all BAGCAT swimmers.


Presentations will be made to the top boy and girl in each age group based on position points.  In the event of a tie, the result will be decided by count back of the number of first, second and third places to decide an overall winner.   

Points will be awarded to all 8 finalist’s, 8 points down to 1 point. (In HDW events the same will apply for the top 8)


12: 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.


13: AGE ON DAY:


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


14: FINES  & PENALTIES:


A decision will be made after the results have been checked for swimmers recording times outside the qualifying time for the events entered. The Club may be fined at the discretion of the Shropshire County Executive.


The penalty for a swimmer failing to withdraw by the specified time will be as follows:


a:         the club will pay a £10 fine.


b:       the swimmer will be excluded from the remaining Championship events,      

         until the fine is paid.


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.  Due to the change of venue clubs team managers and coaches do not need to bring chairs.


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.