of Winter League: To promote competitive swimming to a high
standard on the Clyde Coast and Hinterland areas.
1. The league will consist of SASA Western District Affiliated
2. A club may enter more than one team.
3. For clubs with more than one team: The swimmers of each
team are to be registered with the League Convenor before commencement
of the first match. Additional swimmers may be registered if deemed
necessary for subsequent rounds. A swimmer can move from a second
team to a first team in certain circumstances
a) If on one occasion, the swimmer can subsequently swim
for the second team.
b) If on two occasions the swimmer MUST remain in the first
A SWIMMER CANNOT MOVE FROM FIRST TEAM TO THE SECOND TEAM. ALTHOUGH
REGISTERED WITH THE FIRST TEAM, A SWIMMER MAY CHANGE TO SECOND TEAM,
IF, HAS NOT SWUM WITH FIRST TEAM INCLUDING RELAYS.
4. The league will be made up of two or three divisions with
at least 8 teams in each division. The divisions are decided on
the final placings of the previous years league results with new
clubs added in alphabetical order at the end.
5. Promotions and relegation will be determined on the final
positions of the league. The two bottom clubs in division one and
division two will be relegated to division two and division three
respectively, and the top two clubs in division two and division
three will be promoted to division one and division two respectively.
The bottom two clubs of division three will have the right to apply
to remain in that division but if any new clubs wish to join, then
a swim-off will be held for the relevant places. Clubs to apply
in writing before the A.G.M. is held. Should any team withdraw from
any division, promotion and relegation will be adjusted accordingly
to have at least 8 clubs in each division.
6. There will be FOUR matches with three or four clubs in
7. A common, agreed programme will be swum in each match
8. The groupings of each round will be determined as follows:
- Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 are seeded depending on the final placings
of the previous year's league with every club in each division meeting
every other club in that division once.
9. Rules 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 can only be changed with a 2/3
majority at the AGM.
10. A league convenor will be appointed, and each participating
club will appoint a league representative each year.
11. The league convenor will inform each league representative
of the match groupings before commencement of the league and will
update the league positions each month.
12. Once the groupings have been published, each group of
clubs will organise between themselves the following: a. Which club
will organise and hold the match i.e. the sponsoring club (see note
A). b. The date upon which the match will take place (see note B).
c. Officials, recorders finance etc.
13. The league representative for each of the sponsoring
clubs for each match will inform the league convenor of the result
of his/her club's sponsored match, including match points totals,
names of swimmer on the form produced, the swimmers names must be
entered on this form. The host club must provide a 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 swimmers or coach at the time, and written on the
14. League points will be awarded as follows: - The winner
of each match - four league points Second place - three league points
Third place - two league points Fourth place - one league point.
Any team not turning up to a match will be assumed to have taken
part but will be awarded neither points nor 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.
15. In the event of a problem arising which is not covered
by the rules of the winter swimming league, it will be the duty
of the league convenor and the West District league representatives,
to make a final decision, with due regard to the S.A.S.A. Laws and
16. All 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.
Age as at 31st December.
17. Each match must be run by competent club officials who
need not necessarily are S.A.S.A. officials. Each visiting club
to provide a minimum of two officials per match who should not time
or judge their own team. If host club require more than two officials
from visiting clubs, written request to be made at least one week
prior to match. W.D. officials to be asked to officiate at any match
at the discretion of league convenor. Any costs being met by the
18. The trophies must be returned to the league convenor
before the AGM. Trophies to be presented to the first and second
clubs in each division. The first and second team swimmers in each
division to be presented with medals (also third place swimmers
in division one). Clubs failing to return trophies in time for presentation
will be fined £25.00.
19. If any queries over gala procedure or the running of
a gala arises the league convenor must be informed immediately.
20. A charge of £30.00 to be made each year. To be paid by
10th September to cover convenors expenses and purchase of trophies
and medals. Cheques made payable to 'Clyde Coast Leagues'.
21. Host club to notify the visiting representatives in writing
of date, venue and warm up time within 7 days of the match being
22. APPLICABLE ONLY TO LEAGUE MATCHES CARRIED OVER TO JANUARY
OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. only at the discretion of the League Convenor.
In these galas only the age groups will be those used in the previous
matches. Swimmers who change clubs at the beginning of the year
are ineligible to swim in any leaguer match carried over from the
23. 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.
24. Double headed matches are allowed to be swum but if a
club wishes to swim a 'triple header' then all the clubs participating
must agree. If one club disagrees then an alternative dates must
be found for this match.
NOTE 'A' - SPONSORING CLUBS Once the groupings for each match
has been worked out the clubs in each match will be randomly sorted
into an order and the groupings will be published is 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 NOT 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 one club wishes to change the date,
this can only 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.
NOTE 'B' - MATCH DATES The four matches to be arranged by
24th September. The dates for the league are as follows: League
starts 1st September and all matches to be swum by 21st December.