B Grade Meet Conditions

  1. The promoter for this event is Mrs Jane Packard.
  2. The Competition will be held under ASA Law & technical rules.
  3. The one start rule will apply.
  4. Over the top starts may be used at the promoters discretion.
  5. Swimmers are requested to remain in the water until asked to leave the pool.
  6. All individual events will be heat declared winners.
  7. The pool is 25m long, 6 lanes with anti wave lane ropes and electronic timing.
  8. No outdoors shoes to be worn on the poolside. Footwear must be worn outside the pool area.
  9. Age Groups are 9yrs, 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs & Open Age groups.
  10. Ages are as at 5th June 2016
  11. Entries will only be accepted on-line through www.openmeets.co.uk/entry_sys.
  12. Time entries are to be based on 25m pool times or converted 50m pool times by use of the ASA Conversion Tables.
  13. Swimmers must NOT have swum faster than their entry time in an open meet prior to submitting their entries.
  14. Swimmers may enter the Butterfly event only if they have entered at least one other individual event.
  15. The closing date for entries is 1st May 2016 and refers to the final date on which entries must be received by the meet secretary.
  16. Entries are accepted on the 'first come, first served basis' only.
  17. Poolside entries will not be accepted.
  18. Should entries be over-subscribed, the promoter reserves the right to limit entries by rejection of the last entries to be received.
  19. This meet will operate as a CARDLESS meet. All entry withdrawals must be presented in the recorders office no later than 10 minutes after the start of the relevant warm-up of each session.
  20. The fees for this event are £5 for each individual entry.
  21. Coaches MUST wear passes provided at all times whilst on poolside. Only swimmers with accepted entries and Coaches/Team Managers with a valid Coaches pass will be allowed on Poolside.
  22. Coach passes are priced at £12.00 each and include programme,lunch, start lists and 'results by web'.
  23. Coaches and Team Managers are requested to ensure their swimmers respect the officials and are silent at the start of each heat. Team Managers / Coaches must supervise the warm up of their swimmers.
  24. Any club submitting 10 or more swimmers are requested to provide a timekeeper or level1 official(please forward name and registration number of official nominated) 
  25. The Referees decision is final.
  26. Trophies/medals/awards will be made for each event to the first six in each age group.
  27. Any swimmer swimming more than 3 seconds faster than a 100m cut-off time or 1.5 seconds faster than a 50m cut-off time will receive a Speeding Ticket. 
  28. Top Boy and Top Girl awards with be presented to the swimmers accumulating the most points in each age group. Points will be awarded on the basis of 1st - 6 points, 2nd - 5 points, 3rd - 4 points, 4th - 3 points, 5th 2 points, 6th - 1 point. In the event of a point’s tie, the Top Boy / Top Girl shall be the swimmer who has claimed the highest number of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishes, etc. 
  29. There will be no formal presentation of awards. All awards are to be collected on the day. Awards will be available for collection after the announcement of each result. Swimmers are requested to collect their awards ASAP after the announcement of the results to avoid queuing at the end of the session
  30. All spectators wishing to access the balcony must display an official spectator ticket
  31. All spectator tickets must be applied and paid for together with the submission of the swimmers entries
  32. The price of a spectator ticket is £4.00 per session. Separate spectator tickets are required for each session
  33. The balcony will be cleared between sessions
  34. If the demand for spectator tickets exceeds the balcony capacity then clubs shall be allocated a ticket quota based pro-rata upon their number of entries
  35. Any rejected spectator ticket applications shall be refunded in full
  36. The spectator tickets will be sent to clubs in the post. An SAE is required with your fees submission
  37. Spectator tickets must be pre-ordered and cannot be purchased on the day 
  38. Any point not covered by these rules will be at the discretion of the organisers and the promoter.