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Clyde Coast Intermediate League Rules & Regulations

Aim of intermediate League: To provide swimming for swimmers of intermediate standard.

1. The league will consist of Western District affiliated clubs.

2. There will be four rounds with three/four clubs in each match.

3. A common agreed programme will be swum in each match (programme attached) the points scoring system will be common to all matches.

4. A league convenor will be appointed and each participating club will appoint a league representative.

5. The league convenor will inform each representative of the groupings for each round. Monthly result sheets and league positions will be circulated by the convenor.

6. League points will be awarded as follows: - The winner of each match - four points The second placed club - three points The third placed club - two points The fourth placed club - one point

7. The groupings for each round will be determined as follows: All the rounds will be seeded depending on the final placings of the previous year's league results with new clubs added in alphabetical order with every club swimming every other club in the league.

8. All matches will be swum under S.A.S.A. rules. Age as at 31st December.

9. Swimmers who have achieved West District age group times are not allowed to swim in that stroke in the league including relays if a coach can prove that this is the case then the club in question will forfeit all points in that match. The incident to be reported to the Referee and league representative so that action can be taken immediately.

10. If a swimmer swims 5 seconds (10 seconds for 11 years) faster than the qualifying time no points are awarded. The swimmer will not be allowed to swim in any further round of the league in that stroke. Failure to comply will result in the swimmer being disqualified and the club penalised 10 match points.

11. The league representative for each of the sponsoring clubs for each match will inform the league convenor of the result of his clubs sponsored match, including match points total, names of swimmers on the form produced, the swimmers name must be entered on this form. The host club must provide a complete set of results after each match to all clubs, thus giving a check on performance and placings. If a swimmer is disqualified, the reason has to be explained to the swimmer or coach at the time and written on the time slips

12. Any team not turning up to a match will be assumed to have taken part but will be awarded neither points or league points. Clubs not turning up for a match will automatically be fined 25.00. The club in question will have the right to appeal. The West District league sub-committee will consider this appeal.

13. In the event of a problem arising which is not covered by the rules of the swimming league, it will be the duty of the league convenor and the leagues committee to make a final decision, with due regard to the S.A.S.A. laws and rules.

14. All the matches will be swum under S.A.S.A. rules. A swimmer can swim up an age group with no restriction on number of swims.

15. Competent club officials who need not necessarily be S.A.S.A. officials must run each match. Each visiting club to provide a minimum of two officials per match who should not time or judge their own team. Visiting officials to introduce himself or herself to the referee on arrival. If host club requires more than two officials from visiting clubs, written request to be made at least one week prior to the match. W.D. officials are asked to officiate at any match at the discretion of league convenor. Any costs being met by league funds.

16. If any query over gala procedure of the running of a gala arises, the league convenor must be informed immediately.

17. Host clubs to notify the visiting representatives, in writing, of date, venue and warm-up time within seven days of the match being arranged. The host club must obtain a Licence from the West District; the league will pay the fee.

18. The winning club will be presented with a trophy and medals for all swimmers.

19. All host clubs to submit a licence and accreditation form to the WD swimming convenor, at least six weeks before the match is swum. The Clyde Coast Leagues will pay the cost of this licence. A copy of the form is enclosed.

20. No 'double header' matches to be swum.

21. A charge of 30.00 to be made each year. To be paid by 10th February to cover convenors expenses and purchase of trophies and medals. Cheques made payable to 'Clyde Coast Leagues'.

Sponsoring Clubs
Once the groupings for each match have been worked out the clubs in each match will be randomly sorted into an order and the groupings will be published in this order. The club at the top of the list will have the first refusal on organising the match. Unless the host club can offer two dates, one of which is suitable to all participating clubs, the second club must be given the chance to run the match and so on down the list. It is imperative that this process takes no more than a week for a sponsoring club to be found. If all four clubs have agreed on the date of the match and later on, one club wishes to change the date, this can be done if the other three clubs are in agreement.

It should also be borne in mind that some clubs would have difficulty in travelling on weekdays and a Saturday or Sunday match may have to be organised.
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