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Essex Mini-League Rules 2015.

 

(As amended at the November 2014 AGM)

 

Rule 1a             The League shall be called The Essex Mini-League and its object shall be to provide competition only for swimmers who cannot achieve the standard time.

 

1b                    A standard time will be agreed and set for each event.  Any swimmers achieving their standard time will not be placed and therefore forfeit gala points.  (This includes ineligible swimmers) They will be time faulted but still retain the time.  Any team who is unable to provide an eligible swimmer for any event can swim – upon declaration of ineligibility – a swimmer who will swim for time only.

 

1c                    The competitions shall normally take place on the second Saturdays in February, March, April, May, June, July, September and October.  (Avoiding if possible Bank Holiday weekends).

 

1d                    Clubs already participating in the competition will automatically be entered by the following years competition provided that their subscription is paid to the Hon. Sec. No later than the end of November in that year of competition.

 

1e                    Clubs wishing to apply for admission to the competition in the following year must lodge their written application, together with their subscription fee to the Hon. Sec. No later than 1st October.  The application for admission will be considered at the A.G.M.

 

1f                     Any team who does not turn up for a Gala shall be fined the sum of £50.00, which shall be sent direct to the home team to help with their expenses. Teams withdrawing from the league during the season remain liable for missed fixtures through to the end of the season.

 

1g                    If any official sees any team slowing swimmers down to achieve the standard time, at the discretion of the referee, the swimmer will be disqualified for the event.  Any further infringement and the whole team will be disqualified from the gala.

 

Rule 2              The League shall be controlled by the Management Committee comprising the Hon. Sec. and one representative from each competing club.  The Chairman shall be elected from those attending the meetings.  The quorum for a meeting of the committee shall be five and for a general meeting shall be seven. 

 

Rule 3              The A.G.M shall take place by the end of November and the Hon. Sec. shall give two weeks notice of the time and venue of the meeting together with any business to be discussed to the Hon. Sec. or nominated contact of each of the member clubs in the League.  A special general meeting can be called at any time at the request of the chairman and Hon sec or at the request of five or more member clubs.  Conditions for any SGM shall be the same as those for an AGM.

 

Rule 4              The subscription fee for the following year of competition shall be £10.00 per club, payable in advance no later than 1st December.

 

4a                    By 1st September in any one year member clubs of the League shall have advised the Hon. Sec. of three preferred Home Gala dates in order of preference for the following year’s competition. Also any dates preferred not to swim

 

Rule 5              Swimmers participating must be registered members of the club they represent.  No swimmers can swim for more than one Club in the year of competition.

 

Rule 6              Swimmers may compete in only two individual events and in any number of relays.

 

Rule 7              Regardless of how many teams are present the points are 5 for a win 4 for a second etc.

 

7a                    In the case of a Gala that has been started but cannot be completed the following procedure shall be adopted with respect of the allocation of points. The team concerned will add together the swimming points scored in all their completed galas as at the end of the year’s Mini-League competition. This total will then be divided by the number of completed fixtures, with the result rounded up to the whole number.  The number obtained will be deemed to be the points scored in the abandoned galas.

 

7b                    Not less than three weeks before the gala, the organising club shall remind the Hon. Sec. Of the other clubs taking part of the date, time and venue of the Gala and shall send a copy of the order of events.  It is the responsibility of visiting clubs to confirm such details prior to the date of the gala if they do not receive any such reminder.

 

7c                    The home club (host) will be responsible for appointing the Referee(s), the Starter, Chief Timekeeper(s), one Judge and a Timekeeper.  Visiting clubs are to provide one Judge and one Timekeeper who will be allocated to a lane other than his own Club.  The referee shall be an A S A registered official on the County list of equivalent to Judge (level 2) or higher.  .

 

7d                    The home team should have a copy of the Essex Mini-League Rules available for reference.

 

Rule 8              Age Groups shall be 9yrs, 10&Under, 11&Under, 13&Under Open.

                       Ages as on day of gala. 

 

                        Swimmers must be 9 years of age by the date of the last gala in the years competition.

 

Rule 9              The programme of events shall be as Rule 9a with a girls event followed by a boys event.

                        All relays to remain the same number of lengths in both sizes of pool.

                        Squad 6 x 1 relays shall be swam in order 9yrs.10&U.11&U.13&U.2xOpen.

 

Rule 9              The programme of events shall be as Rule 9a with a girls event followed by a boys event except the final freestyle Squad which is a mixed relay with one boy and one girl in each age group, 9yrs.10&U.11&U.13&U.Open to be swum in age group order but either boy or girl swimming first in each age group.

                        All relays to remain the same number of lengths in both sizes of pool.

                        Squad 6 x 1 relays shall be swam in order 9yrs.10&U.11&U.13&U.2xOpen.

 9a                   

Event Number

Event

25meter

33Metre

1 & 2

11&U BACK

2L

1L

3 & 4

9YRS 4X1 MEDLEY RELAY

 

 

5 & 6

10&U  BACK

2L

1L

7 & 8

13&U 3L FREE

4L

3L

9 & 10

Open 2L FLY

2L

2L

11 & 12

10&U 1L BREAST

2L

1L

13 & 14

11&U 1L BREAST

2L

1L

15 & 16

Open 4X2X1 FREE RELAY

 

 

17 & 18

10&U 1L FREE

2L

1L

19 & 20

11&U 1L FREE

2L

1L

21 & 22

Open 2L BACK

2L

2L

23 & 24

13&U 2L BREAST

2L

2L

25 & 26

Squad 6X1 FLY RLY.

 

 

27 & 28

11&U 4X1 FREE RELAY

 

 

29 & 30

13&U 2L BACK

2L

1L

31 & 32

Open 3L FREE

4L

3L

33 & 34

9YRS 4X1 FREE RELAY

 

 

35 & 36

10&U 1L FLY

1L

1L

37 & 38

11&U 1L FLY

2L

1L

39 & 40

Squad 6X1 BR.RLY

 

 

41 & 42

13&U 2L FLY

2L

2L

43 & 44

10&U 4X1 FREE RELAY

 

 

45 & 46

13&U 4X1 FREE RELAY

 

 

47 & 48

Open 2L BREAST

2L

2L

49

Mixed Squad 10x1 free relay

 

 

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Rule 10            The maximum number of five galas swum by each competing team shall be confirmed at the A.G.M.  The final placings will be decided by adding together the total points for each of the five galas and the team with the highest number of points shall be the winners.

                        A first place in any event shall score five swimming points, a second place four and so on.  Non starts and disqualified swimmers shall score no points.

 

10b                  Within seven days, the organising club shall notify the League Hon. Sec. of the result of each race recorded on a copy of the programme.

 

Rule 11            To determine the lane order, Home Team Lane 1, other competing clubs in continuing alphabetical order i.e. “S”. W. A. B. C. etc. where “S” is the Home Team.

 

Rule 12            Alterations of the rules of the League shall be made at the A.G.M. The notice covering the meeting shall include details of the any proposed changes.

                        Notice of any proposal to amend the rules should be received in writing by the Hon. Sec. no later than 1st October.  However, it is acceptable for a change to be proposed at the AGM and accepted by that meeting.  A proposal shall be regarded as carried if voted for by the majority of the meeting.

 

Rule 13            The League shall comply with the A S A regarding Child Protection and Safety Laws.

 

Rule 14            The League shall be conducted in accordance with the Laws of the Amateur Swimming Association and shall be affiliated to the ASA East Region