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SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB LEAGUE

RULES AND REGULATIONS

FOR

COMPETITIVE SWIMMING

This set of Rules and Regulations are modifications necessary for age group competition. 

 

CONTENTS

SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB LEAGUE BYLAW ……………………………………………………………………………

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I. NAME …................................................................................................................................

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II. MISSION STATEMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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III. LEAGUE ORGANIZATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

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IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      4.1 MEMBERS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      4.2 TERM OF OFFICE …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      4.3 BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES …………………………………….

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V.  LEAGUE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ……………………………………………………………………………

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      5.1 LEAGUE MEETINGS ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.2 LEAGUE VOTING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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      5.3 PROXY …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      5.4 LEAGUE ASSESSMENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.5 LEAGUE SCHEDULE ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.6 DEVELOPMENTAL MEETS (SWIM) ………………………………………….……………………………...

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      5.7 DEVELOPMENTAL MEET (DIVE) …………………………………………………………………………….

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      5.8 ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION …………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.9 PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT ………………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.10 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR SWIM AND DIVE MEETS …………………………………………

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      5.11 REQUIRED PERSONNEL ……………………………………………………………………………………….

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      5.12 DUAL MEET REQUIREMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………

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      5.13 ORDER OF EVENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.14 OFFICIAL TIME ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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      5.15 DUAL MEET / CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STROKE AND TURN RULES ………………………..

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      5.16 SWIM MEET PARTICIPATION RULES FOR EVENTS AND RELAYS …………………………..

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      5.17 DIVE MEET PARTICIPATION RULES FOR REQUIRED DIVES …………………………………..

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      5.18 SCORING – DUAL MEET ………………………………………………………………………………………

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      5.19 SCORING – CHAMPIONSHIP MEET ………………………………………………………………………..

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      5.20 AWARDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      5.21 DISQUALIFICATION, STATEMENT OF POLICY – DISQUALIFICATION ……………………..

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      5.22 STATEMENT OF POLICY – PROTESTS …………………………………………………………………….

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VI. FINANCES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      6.1 BUDGET ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      6.2 OBLIGATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      6.3 COMMERCIAL PAPER ……………………………………………………………………………………………

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      6.4 LIABILITY …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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      6.5 AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES …………………………………………………………………………………….

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VII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY ………………………………………………………………………………………

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VIII. AMENDMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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IX. BASIC POLICIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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      9.1 NON PROFIT STATUS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

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      9.2 DISSOLUTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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X. FISCAL YEAR ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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XI. AFFIRMATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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INDEX ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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ATTACHMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB LEAGUE

BYLAWS

 

I - Name

The name of the organization shall be called the Suburban Swim Club League, herein referred to as the SSCL.

 

II - Mission Statement

The mission of the SSCL shall be to offer a summer swim league for competitive swimming and diving that stresses both individual and team improvement while teaching swimmers to compete with responsibility, respect, honesty, caring and good sportsmanship.

 

III – League Organization

Swim and dive teams that currently make up the SSCL are:  Hilliard Swim and Dive Team (Hilliard), Muirfins Swim Team (Dublin), Sea Dogs from the Swim and Racquet Club (Upper Arlington) and Tangy Tornadoes from the Olentangy Swim Association (Powell).   Each team is eligible for membership in the SSCL upon payment of the annual membership fee as assessed by the SSCL Board of Directors (BOD).  Upon approval of the BOD additional teams may be added to the SSCL.

 

IV – Board of Directors (BOD)

4.1:  Members.  The voting members of the BOD shall be comprised of the following officers:  President (Team Representative hosting the Championship Meet), Vice President (following year Team Representative hosting the Championship Meet), Secretary (President appointed), Treasurer (President appointed), Swim Representative (Individual Team Representative), Dive Representative (Individual Team Representative), Swim Coach (Individual Team Representative and Dive Coach (Individual Team Representative).

4.2:  Term of Office.  BOD members shall serve a one year term, except for a team representative who can serve successive years as determined by their individual team bylaws except for the President and Vice President which are positions based on the Championship Meet rotation.

4.3:  Board of Directors Positions and Responsibilities.

A.  President.  The President shall be the principal executive officer of the SSCL, shall supervise and facilitate all the activities of the SSCL.  The President will preside at all of the meetings of the SSCL BOD.  The President is responsible for the interpretation of the SSCL Rules and has the full authority to interpret and enforce SSCL rules when a meeting of the SSCL BOD is not an option or is not requested.  The President will appoint a Secretary and Treasurer to the SSCL BOD.  The President will appoint a person responsible for obtaining and distributing all necessary materials

 

to be used during the season (lane cards, scoring sheets, etc.)  The President will collaborate and distribute new league rules each year as warranted.  The President is responsible for the coordination of all activities involved to effectively and efficiently host the Championship Meet.

B.  Vice President.  The Vice President, in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of the President.  The Vice President will preside at any SSCL meeting in the absence of the President and assumes any additional responsibilities as delegated by the President.  The Vice President is responsible for ribbon and label ordering and distribution for all swim clubs as deemed necessary for the swim season.

C.  Secretary.  The Secretary shall keep and maintain complete records including a current electronic copy of the SSCL bylaws and take minutes of all proceedings of the BOD meetings and report accordingly.  The Secretary will attend to all correspondence and communicate information relative to the SSCL meetings.  The Secretary is responsible for updating the SSCL roster including each team’s swim representative, dive representative, swim coach and dive coach. 

D.  Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall have charge of and be responsible for all funds of the SSCL.  The Treasurer will receive and disburse monies as directed by the President or BOD in accordance with the budget adopted by the BOD.  The Treasurer shall keep a full and accurate account of all receipts and expenditures as required by Ohio Revised Code.  The Treasurer shall present a written financial report at each SSCL meeting and at other times as requested by the President or by the BOD.   At the end of the season a financial audit will be done by a member from each of the teams not represented by the President or Vice President of the League.

E.  Swim Representative.  Shall attend all SSCL meetings.

F.  Dive Representative.  Shall attend all SSCL meetings.

G.  Swim Coach.  Shall attend all SSCL meetings.

H.  Dive Coach.  Shall attend all SSCL meetings.

V – League Policies and Procedures

5.1:  League Meetings.  SSCL meeting shall be called by the President or at the request of a SSCL member.  There shall be a minimum of four meetings dispersed throughout the year.  The recommended meeting schedule is 1) in the fall with the new BOD, 2) in the early winter where the BOD will review the upcoming schedule, bylaws, forms, etc., 3) prior to the league Championship meet, and 4) after the league Championship meet.  It is expected that all team representatives and head coaches be present from each swim club at each SSCL BOD meeting.  The SSCL meetings are open to all swim and dive members and encourage active participation from all swim and dive clubs.

5.2:  League Voting.  Each member swim and or dive club will have one (1) vote on any issue and an adult member of his/her representative Club must cast the vote.  The President shall vote only in the case of a tie. 

 

 

5.3:  Proxy.  Any BOD member or team representative is encouraged to send a proxy to the SSCL meeting whenever possible.  A proxy member is in good standing with their individual swim or dive club.

5.4:  League Assessments.  Each swim and dive teams will be assessed dues.  Assessments are payable in full at the final pre-season meeting.  The money is to be used for developmental meet ribbons, dual meet ribbons, championship awards, and other expenses.  The individual clubs will pay for non-SSCL intra-squad ribbons and special ribbons.  The vice-president, in a single lot (to take advantage of quantity discount), will purchase all meet ribbons.  The swimming and diving Championship awards will be handled by the hosting Club and billed to the SSCL. The cost of League Assessments shall be voted on each year and recorded within Attachment #1.

5.5:  League Schedule.  The SSCL schedule will be reviewed and revised each year prior to a new season.  The schedule is a reversal of the previous year as to place of meet and the last week becomes the first week of the schedule with all others falling into place from there.  The schedule should be decided at the post season wrap-up meeting and recorded in Attachment #2.

5.6:  Developmental Meets (Swim).  2 meets a year.  Team hosting swim championships does not host a developmental meet.

5.7:  Developmental Meet (Dive).  1 meet a year.  Team hosting dive championships does not host a developmental meet.

5.8:  Eligibility for participation.

Age determination: A swimmer and / or diver’s age as of June 1st will determine his/her age group for the summer. The last summer season for participation is the summer immediately following their high school graduation.

Athlete’s affiliation: Swimmers and divers that are members of a Club, or children of Club employees who have pool privileges are eligible to represent the Club regardless of outside affiliations.  A swimmer/diver can only represent one Club within the League.  AFFILIATIONS MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE THE FIRST DUAL MEET.

Championship eligibility: Each swimmer/diver must participate in at least two (2) league meets (dual meet, developmental meet, Intrasquad meet) to be eligible to compete in the SSCL Championships. The Red, White and Blue Relay meet will not count as a dual meet in order to qualify for Championship.  Eligible swimmers and divers who are entered in a meet, which is canceled due to weather, get credit for that meet. Violations to the above will result in disqualification of a swimmer/diver and points achieved by that athlete for all meets.


 

5.9:  Parent Code of Conduct.

All parents within the league will be required to sign the Parent Code of Conduct.

SSCL PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

As a Parent or guardian of a swimmer or swimmers and a member of the SSCL, Suburban Swim Club League, I agree to abide by the following guidelines and obligations:

1. I WILL practice teamwork with all parents, swimmers and coaches by supporting the values of discipline, commitment and hard work.

2. I WILL NOT degrade my team or any other team’s swimmers, officials, coaches or volunteers, or interfere with coaches and officials on the pool deck.

3. I WILL demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting myself in a manner that earns the respect of my child or children, other swimmers, parents, officials and coaches at meets and practices.

4. I WILL exercise self control at all times and know my role: swimmers swim, coaches coach, officials officiate and parents parent.

5. I UNDERSTAND that criticizing, name-calling, and using abusive language or gestures directed toward coaches, officials and/or swimmers will not be permitted or tolerated.

6. During meets, I will direct questions or concerns regarding decisions made by meet officials to a member of our coaching staff, not to the officials.

7. I WILL enjoy involvement with the SSCL by supporting the swimmers, coaches and other parents with positive communication, actions, and volunteering.

8. I WILL be responsible for informing any guest I bring to a swim meet of this Code of Conduct and be responsible for insuring that my guest also follows the Code.

Should I conduct myself in such a way that brings discredit or discord to the SSCL Swim League and members.  I understand that I may be subject to disciplinary action. The SSCL Board of Directors maintains the rights to sanction, suspend or remove any members violating this parent code of conduct by a vote of two-thirds of the elected members of the board. No member shall be suspended until he or she has been furnished with an opportunity to be heard by the board in his or hers defense. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this document, the SSCL Board of Directors shall have the discretion and power to take action, as it may deem proper, with reference to the removal, suspension, or reinstatement of the member.

 

Printed name of Parent or Guardian:  ______________________________________________

 

Signature of Parent or Guardian:  _________________________________________________

 

Printed name of Parent of Guardian: _______________________________________________

 

Signature of Parent or Guardian: __________________________________________________

 

Name of swimmer (s):  __________________________________________________________

 

Date ________________________________Team____________________________________

 

 

5.10: Required equipment for swim and dive meets.

The home/host team will provide:

·         Racing lane markers

·         Starting blocks

·         Backstroke flags

·         Recall rope

·         Starting Gun or strobe/buzzer

·         Computer and printer

 

5.11: Required Personnel for swim and dive meets.

A. Swimming

Dual Meets - Swim clubs should have a Meet Director in charge of all home meet arrangements. The Meet Director should select individuals for the following positions:

·         Head Timer

·         Award Chairperson

·         Computer Assistant

·         Computer Operator

·         Announcer

·         Stoke and Turn Judges

 

Head Timer: Instructs all individuals in proper timing duties. Prior to home meets, the chief timer or a designee should consider a timer's clinic for the purpose of stopwatch instruction, proper viewing location at poolside, and other duties, which may be unfamiliar to volunteer timers. On meet days, the Head Timer should distribute stop watches, familiarize volunteers with timing responsibilities, answer questions, and assign 3 timers for each lane, one of which will be the Head Lane Timer. The Head Lane Timer records the times on the swimmer's card. If electronic equipment is being used, the Head Lane Timer should attend the "back-up" button. Provided by Home / Host Team.

Timer: Under direction of the Head Timer, these individuals will start the watch at the beginning of the race and stop the stopwatch when the swimmer touches the wall (or touch pad). The Head Lane Timer records the times on the swimmer's card. There should be 3 timers per lane. If necessary, 2 timers per lane are adequate. Two timers per lane (12/16) are provided by the Home / Host Team. The Visiting Team provides One Timer per lane (6/8). Each team provides their stopwatches.

Head Scorer: Checks computer scores against times provided by timers to ensure accurate records. Provided by Home / Host Team.

Computer Operator: This person is trained in the use of the Meet Manager & Team Manager software. He/She will enter the timer's results in to the computer & score the   

 

 

meet in the computer, provided by the home/host team. He/She will also generate the score sheets for the announcer & posting & labels for the ribbons.

Computer Assistant: Under direction from the Head Scorer, this person will verify team times. The visiting team will provide one assistant.

Awards Chairperson: Oversees the Awards table and workers. Separates the ribbons (or medals) by team, so they can be easily distributed to the coach or team representative. This applies to swimming and diving.   Provided by the Home / Host Team Awards: The awards worker applies the labels provided by the computer person and sorts the ribbons by team.  Each team will provide 1 awards person.

Referee and/or Starter: Has full authority for running the swimming events and making decisions and enforcing rules. The Starter uses an electronic signal to start each race. The Starter can also serve as a stroke and turn judge, if needed. Provided by Home / Host Team.

Announcer: The announcer uses a P .A. system near the scorers' table, so that the score may be announced periodically. The Announcer also announces upcoming events, who is swimming/diving in each lane (if time allows), and any information pertinent, such as new records, etc. An extra score sheet should be provided for the announcer. Provided by Home / Host Team.

Stroke and Turn Judges: Stroke and turn judges are responsible for watching for compliance of the USA swimming rules. They watch the swimmers for illegal strokes or turns and mark a slip on any swimmer who breaks a rule. This slip is marked "DQ" (disqualified) with an explanation and it is sent to the scoring table. Three Stroke and Turn Judges are needed for a dual meet, two from the host team and one from the visiting team.

Championship Meet - In addition to the positions listed under dual meet (above) the following positions are required for the Championship Meet.

Clerk of Course: Primary person. Must line up contestants, with the help of the bullpen, for preliminary, consolation, and final swim events. Provided by Host Team.

Bull Pen: Each team is responsible to organize their own swimmers in their designated area. Helps clerk of course with swimmer line up in main area. The Visiting Team will provide at least 2 workers.

 

B. Diving

Dual Meets

Judges: Three (3) diving judges are needed to score dual diving meets. If one team coach is judging, the other team coach will be offered the opportunity to judge also. The Home / Host Team will provide 2 Dive Judges. The Visiting Team will provide 1 Dive Judge.

 

 

 

Scorer: These individuals record the points awarded by each Dive Judge on the Score

Sheet. The cumulative score for the individual and each team is calculated. The Home / Host Team will provide 2 Scorers. The Visiting Team will provide 2 Scorers.

Awards: Using the score sheets, award workers place the diver's name, dives meet information and total score on the ribbon label. The Home / Host Team will provide 2 Awards workers. The Visiting Team will provide 1 Awards worker.

Championship Meet

Judges: A total of five (5) dive judges are needed, one from each team. The fifth judge serves as the referee. All five judges score each dive. The high and low scores are "thrown out' and the remaining three scores are used for final calculation. Each Team must provide one Dive Judge. The Host team will provide the referee.

Meet Referee: The Dive Referee will interpret the rules and their application to the Dive Meet. The chosen Referee will not be affiliated with any SSCL Club.  The host Club will provide a dive Referee.

 

5.12: Dual Meet Requirements.

A. Swimming: Electronic submission of meet entries must be received by the host team by 24 hours before  the meet. There will be no deck entries.  Scratches are ok to make during the meet. Changes of currently entered swimmers may be made up until six (6) hours prior to the meet.

There is no requirement to reschedule “weather” canceled meets.

Lane assignments will be:

Host/Home Team: Even (2, 4, 6, and 8)

Developmental meets will consist of individual events only. There are no relays. Additionally, a 6 and under age group for individual events will be added. The coaches prior to the season will determine developmental times. No cut off times for 6 and under age group. 

B. Diving: Diving sheets must be in the hands of the diving officials 1 hour prior to the start of the meet. After the dive meet begins, entry changes may occur with the approval of the head diving judge and with the concurrence of both diving coaches.

There will be a dive judge’s meeting 10 minutes prior to each dual meet to discuss scoring issues. There is no requirement to reschedule “’weather” canceled meets.


 

5.13: Order of Events.

ORDER OF EVENTS FOR SWIM MEETS

Sixty-six events (66) comprise the dual meet / championship meet schedule for 5 age groups of girls and 5 age groups of boys:

 

Event Number

Odd – girls; 

Even – boys

Age Group

Meter/Yard

Event Name

1 and 2

8 & under

100M/Y

Medley Relay (MR)

3 and 4

9/10

100M/Y

MR

5 and 6

11/12

200M/Y

MR

7 and 8

13/14

200M/Y

MR

9 and 10

15 & Up

200M/Y

MR

11 and 12

11/12

100M/Y

        Individual Medley

13 and 14

13/14

100 M/Y

IM

15 and 16

15 & up

100 M/Y

IM

17 and 18

8 & under

25 M/Y

Freestyle (FR)

19 and 20

9/10

50M/Y

FR

21 and 22

11/12

50 M/Y

FR

23 and 24

13/14

50M/Y

FR

25 and 26

15 & Up

50 M/Y

FR

27 and 28

8 & under

25M/Y

Backstroke (BA)

29 and 30

9/10

25M/Y

BA

31 and 32

11/12

50M/Y

BA

33 and 34

131-14

50M/Y

BA

35 and 36

15 & Up

50M/Y

BA

37 and 38

8 & under

25M/Y

Butterfly (FL)

39 and 40

9/10

25M/Y

FL

41 and 42

11/12

50M/Y

FL

43 and 44

13/14

50M/Y

FL

45 and 46

15 & Up

50M/Y

FL

47 and 48

8 & under

25M/Y

Breaststroke (BR)

49 and 50

9/10

25M/Y

BR

51 and 52

11/12

50M/Y

BR

53 and 54

13/14

50M/Y

BR

55 and 56

15 & Up

50M/Y

BR

57 and 58

8 & under 

100M/Y

Freestyle Relay (FRR)

59 and 60

9/10

200M/Y

FRR

61 and 62

11/12

200 M/Y

FRR

63 and 64

13/14

200 M/Y

FRR

65 and 66

15 & up

200 M/Y

FRR


 

5.14: Official Time.

Official Time:

There will be three (3) timers per lane.  When only two times are recorded, the average of the two times will be the official time.  When three times are recorded, the middle time will be the official time.  If two of the three times are identical, that time will be the official time.

 

5.15: Dual Meet / Championship Meet Stroke and Turn Rules.

The U. S. A. Swimming (USA) rulebook is the official guide for the League, except as hereafter modified:

 

Starts:

Each heat will be allowed one false start before disqualification.

Breaststroke:

For ages 10& under, the swimmer may use the Save Yourself Stroke for 15 yards/meters.  

 

Butterfly:

10 & under – shoulder must rotate but an under water recovery is permissible and they may use the Save Yourself Stroke for 15 yards/meters.

Buoyancy Aids:

SSCL will follow the guidelines established in the USA swimming and diving rules, Article 105, Guidelines for Officiating Swimmers with a Disability in USA Swimming Meets, with one exception.  SSCL will permit aids to buoyancy for an affected limb(s) of a swimmer who may need it due to a disability.  President of the SSCL league shall inform referee of this exception prior to meets.

 

The coach of the swimmer with a disability shall be responsible for informing the other coaches, referee and league president.

 

 

5.16: Swim Meet Participation Rules for Events and Relays.

In dual meets and championship meets, each swimmer is entitled to compete in a maximum of :

10 and unders - three (3) events including relays

11 and overs – four (4) events including relays.

In the championship meet, 4 swimmers shall be designated as relay alternates. The alternate position should NOT be included as one of the 3/4 participation events. In the event of emergency, the alternate may participate in a 4th event. The meet referee must evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis and the meet referee will have the final decision.

In dual meets, a club can enter swimmers to compete in 1 heat of all relays, 4 heats of freestyle, and 3 heats of all other strokes,  For 8 and unders, there will be 5 heats of freestyle, 4 heats of backstroke and 3 heats of all other strokes.  In championship meets, a club is entitled to unlimited entries in all individual events and 2 relays per event; however an individual can still only compete in:  

10 and unders - three (3) events including relays

11 and overs – four (4) events including relays.

If fewer than 4 swimmers per age group participate in dual meets and championship meets, all clubs are permitted to swim one or two individuals "up" one age group to complete the relay, but not improve the relay. If 3 swimmers in the same age group participate in the meet, one swimmer can swim "'up". If two (or fewer) swimmers in the same age group participate in the meet, swimmers from younger age groups can swim ""up". If, however, there are 4 or more swimmers per age group participating in a dual meet or championship meet, swimmers from one age group may not complete a relay for another age group.

 

5.17: Dive Meet Participation Rules for Required Dives.

DIVE MEET PARTICIPATION RULES FOR REQUIRED DIVES

The Degree of Difficulty (DD) will be in accordance with US. Diving rules. Required Dives:

           101      Forward Dive,

           201      Back Dive,

           301      Reverse Dive,

           401      Inward Dive,

           511      Forward Dive, with ½ twist

Dual Meet required dives:

8 & Under Girls and Boys – Two (2) dives must be performed. The required dive is #101 Forward Dive, plus dive of choice.

9& 10 Girls and Boys – Two (2) dives must be performed. The required dive is # 101 Forward Dive, plus dive of choice.

11 & 12 Girls and Boys – Three (3) dives must be performed. The required dive is #101 Forward Dive, plus two dives of choice.

13 & 14/15-18 Girls and Boys – Four (4) dives must be performed. The required dive is #101 Forward Dive plus one other dive from the required group.

The divers will perform four dives from a total of at least three different categories. The diver will also perform two other different dives of choice.

Championship Meet required dives:

The dives listed for each age group in dual meets (above) PLUS one optional dive for age group. EXCEPTION: 8 & under remain a two dive requirement only.

 

For Dual meets:

   Coaches may allow divers to “”dive-up” one age group.

All clubs may have unlimited entries in each age group.

Jumps from the board are not allowed and will not be scored.

For Championship meets:

Coaches may allow divers to “dive-up” one age group to complete a maximum of 3 divers per age group.

Unlimited entries in all age groups are allowed only when divers participate in their age group as determined on June 1st of the current summer season.

Jumps from the board are not allowed and will not be scored.

 

5.18: Scoring – Dual Meet.

Swimming:

 

Scoring will be done using Meet Manager.  Copies of scores will be posted & provided to the announcer during the meet, and to each team at the conclusion of the meet. Final results and a meet backup will be sent to each team electronically by the Meet Manager as soon as possible after the conclusion of the meet. (No later than 1 business day)

Dual Meet:

                        Individual Events: Team points are awarded to a team when their swimmer finishes in the top three in an event.


 

1st Place          5 points

2nd Place         3 points

3rd Place         1 point

 


Relay Events: Team points are awarded to a team when their relay team finishes in the top two (2). Only one relay per team per event may score points.


 


1st Place          8 points

2nd Place         4 points

 


 

Diving:

 

Dual Meet:  A diver receiving the highest cumulative points for all dives performed in their age group will be awarded first place and scores 5 team points.

In order to score team points, the diver must actually place first, second, or third in their age group.

 

Team points for dual meets are:

             1st place                      5 points

            2nd place                     3 points

            3rd place                      1 point

 

 

 

5.19: Scoring – Championship Meet.

 

Championship Meet:

 

Championship fee: A separate fee (determined by the board) will be charged per swimmer &

diver.

 

Scoring:

 

 

 

Team points for relays are:

 

 

8 Lane Pool

 

 

1st place

40 points

 

2nd place

34 points

 

3rd place

32 points

 

4th place

30 points

 

5th place

28 points

 

6th place

26 points

 

7th place points

24 points

 

8th place  points

 

 

22 points

 

 

 

 

Team points for individual events are:

 

 

8 Lane Pool

 

 

1st place

20 points

 

2nd place

17 points

 

3rd place

16 points

 

4th place

15 points

 

5th place

14 points

 

6th place

13 points

 

7th place

12points

 

8th place

11 points

 

9th place

9 points

 

10th place

7 points

 

11th place

6 points

 

12th place

5 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             


 

Team points for championship dive meets are:

 

The team that hosts the swim championships dictates the number of lanes related to scoring for diving.

 

Diving @ 8 Lane Pool

1st place      20 points

2nd place       17 points

3rd place       16 points

4th place      15 points

5th place      14 points

6th place      13 points

7th place      12 points

8th place      11 points

9th place      9 points

10th place   7 points

11th place   6 points

12th place   5 points

13th place   4 points

14th place   3 points

15th place   2 points

16th place   1 point

 

Diving and Swimming scores will be announced separately throughout the Championship meet.

 

5.20:  Awards.

 

Developmental Meet Placement Ribbons

 

Swimming:

·         Swimmers that meet or exceed the cut – off times in the developmental meet will receive qualifying ribbons.

·         “Qualifying” swimmers are no longer eligible to swim that event in a developmental meet for the remainder of the season.

·         First (1st) through 12th place ribbons will be awarded to those placing under the qualifying time according to the actual order of finish.

 

Diving:  To be decided by dive coaches

 

Dual Meet Placement Ribbons

 

Swimming:

For individual events, ribbons will be given through 12th place according to the actual order of finish. For relays, ribbons will be given through 3rd place according to the actual order of finish. Participant ribbons will be given when a swimmer competes but does not receive a placement ribbon.

 

 

 

Diving:

Ribbons will be given through 6th place according to the order of finish. Participant ribbons will be given when a diver competes but does not receive a placement ribbon.

Championship Meet Placement Ribbons/Trophies – ordered by the Host team

 

Swimming:

For individual events, medals will be given for first through sixth/eighth place and ribbons will be given for seventh/ninth through twelfth/sixteenth place. For relays, medals will be given for first place and ribbons will be given for second through sixth/eighth place.

 

Diving:

Medals will be given for first through sixth/eighth place and ribbons will be given for seventh/ninth through twelfth/sixteenth place.

Championship Meet Team Awards – ordered by the Host team

Junior Champion – Swimming: The team with the highest combined points for swimming for those participants age 10 and under. A trophy will be awarded. This award is non-rotational.

Junior Champion – Diving: The team with the highest combined points for diving for those participants age 10 and under. A trophy will be awarded. This award is non-rotational.

Senior Champion – Swimming: The team with the highest combined points for swimming for those participants age 11 and older. A trophy will be awarded. This award is non-rotational.

Senior Champion –Diving: The team with the highest combined points for diving for those participants age 11 and older. A trophy will be awarded. This award is non-rotational.

Overall Team Champion Trophy- Swimming: The team with the highest combined points for junior and senior swimming.

Overall Team Champion Trophy- Diving: The team with the highest combined points for junior and senior diving.

Overall Team Champion Plaque – Swimming: The team with the highest combined points for junior and senior swimming. A plaque is awarded which rotates from winning club to winning on a yearly basis. The club in possession of the plaque is responsible for bringing it to the championship meet the following year.

Overall Team Champion Plaque –Diving: The team with the highest combined points for junior and senior diving. A plaque is awarded which rotates from winning club to winning on a yearly basis. The club in possession of the plaque is responsible for bringing it to the championship meet the following year.

 

 

5.21:  Disqualification, Statement of Policy – Disqualification.

STATEMENT OF POLICY – DISQUALIFICATIONS

Officials should be apprised prior to all meets that our league enforces USA rules regarding disqualification rules with the above exceptions. The meet Referee will instruct the officials and coaches prior to the meet as to how the meet will be officiated.

 

5.22:  Statement of Policy – Protests.

From time to time, real or suspect errors in the conduct of a race or interpretation and transcription of results will occur. To protect the swimmer, USA Swimming rules will apply. For purposes of appeal the "Local Swimming Committee" will be the Board of the Suburban Swim Club League. Initial protests are to be made to the referee by the Head coach or his/her designee (must be a coach) only. Protests arising from the conduct of the competition itself (as opposed for example to suspected scoring errors) must be made within thirty minutes of the event.

Given the less formal nature of S.S.C.L. competition, both officials and swimmers may be less experienced than at USA meets. The Referee therefore has the special responsibility to: 1) pursue carefully protested decisions and 2) to explain to the protester the reason for denial, when the request is denied. Fairness is important.

At the preliminaries and championships the referee will designate an individual familiar with USA Swimming scoring procedures to help him/her receive protests, collect the relevant facts, and explain his/her decision to the protester.

 

VI – Finances

6.1:  Budget.  The Treasurer shall present to the BOD at the first or second BOD league meeting of the fiscal year a budget of anticipated revenue and expenses for the upcoming year.  The Treasurer will maintain a progressive comparison between the original budget submission and actual financial developments.  The Treasurer will provide the SSCL BOD financial updates at each SSCL BOD meeting.  The SSCL Budget Reports shall be distributed at the BOD meetings, at any special SSCL meeting, or upon request by a SSCL member.

6.2:  Obligations. The BOD may authorize any officer or officers to enter into contracts or agreements for the purchase of material or services on behalf of the SSCL.

6.3:  Commercial Paper.  All checks, drafts, or other forms for the payment of money on behalf of the SSCL shall be signed by one authorized signature (Treasurer or President) for all checks written.  No two relative or members of the same household may jointly authorize any disbursement.

6.4:  Liability.  The elected officers and members of the BOD shall not be personally liable for debts, liabilities, or other obligations of the SSCL

6.5:  Authorized Signatories.  The authorized signers for all financial accounts shall be any of the following individuals:  Treasurer, President, and Vice President as determined by the BOD.

 

VII – Parliamentary Authority

Roberts Rule of Order Newly Revised shall govern the SSCL in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not in conflict with these Bylaws.

VIII – Amendments

The power to alter, amend, or repeal these Bylaws or adopt new Bylaws shall be vested in the SSCL BOD if approved by a two thirds majority of the elected BOD members at any regular or special meeting.  All proposed changes to the Bylaws must be provided to SSCL BOD membership no later than one meeting prior to the meeting during which the changes will be approved.  This is required to allow time for careful consideration of the changes.  Once changes to the Bylaws are approved, the Vice President shall coordinate a rewrite of the Bylaws with approved changes incorporated.  The new Bylaws will be signed by all Team BOD members. A signed copy of the Bylaws will be distributed to each BOD member.  The Secretary will maintain the original copy of the signed Bylaws.  A signed copy will also be provided and distributed to the Team membership via all available medium within 30 days of approval. 

IX – Basic Policies

9.1:   Non Profit Status.  Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the SSCL shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or by an organization who contributions are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

9.2:  Dissolution.  Upon dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligation of this Team, the remaining assets shall be distributed to one or more exempt organizations within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state of local government, for a public purpose.

 

X – Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the SSCL shall be September 1 to August 31.


 

XI – Affirmation

These Bylaws and appendices were voted upon and approved at the SSCL Board of Directors meeting on xxxxx, 2010.

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

xxxxxxxxxxxxx, President                                            xxxxxxxxxxx, Vice-President

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

xxxxxxxxxx,Treasurer                                                  xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Secretary       

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

xxxxxxxxxx, Hilliard Representative                           xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Muirfield Representative

 

______________________________                        _____________________________

xxxxxxxxxx, Olentangy Representative                      xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Swim & Racquet Club Rep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

AFFIRMATION (XI)

19

AMENDMENTS (VIII)

17

AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES (6.5)

17

AWARDS (5.20)

15

BASIC POLICIES (IX)

18

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (IV)

3

BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (4.3)

3

BUDGET (6.1)

17

COMMERCIAL PAPER(6.3)

17

DEVELOPMENTAL MEET (DIVE) (5.7)

5

DEVELOPMENTAL MEETS (SWIM) (5.6)

5

DISQUALIFICATION, STATEMENT OF POLICY – DISQUALIFICATION (5.21)

16

DISSOLUTION (9.2)

18

DIVE MEET PARTICIPATION RULES FOR REQUIRED DIVES (5.17)

12

DUAL MEET / CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STROKE AND TURN RULES (5.15)

11

DUAL MEET REQUIREMENTS (5.12)

9

ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION (5.8)

5

FINANCES (VI)

17

FISCAL YEAR (X)

18

LEAGUE ASSESSMENTS (5.4)

5

LEAGUE MEETINGS (5.1)

4

LEAGUE ORGANIZATION (III)

3

LEAGUE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (V)

4

LEAGUE SCHEDULE (5.5)

5

LEAGUE VOTING (5.2)

4

LIABILITY (6.4)

17

MEMBERS (4.1)

3

MISSION STATEMENT (II)

3

NAME (I)

3

NON PROFIT STATUS (9.1)

18

OBLIGATIONS (6.2)

17

OFFICIAL TIME (5.14)

11

ORDER OF EVENTS (5.13)

10

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT (5.9)

6

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY (VII)

17

PROXY (5.3)

5

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR SWIM AND DIVE MEETS (5.10)

7

REQUIRED PERSONNEL(5.11)

7

SCORING – CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (5.19)

14

SCORING – DUAL MEET (5.18)

13

STATEMENT OF POLICY – PROTESTS (5.22)

17

SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB LEAGUE BYLAW

3

SWIM MEET PARTICIPATION RULES FOR EVENTS AND RELAYS (5.16)

11

TERM OF OFFICE (4.2)

3

 

 

 

 

Attachment #1 League Assessments

 

The league assessment for the 2010 swim season shall be $200 per team for divers, $600 per team for swimmers

 

Attachment #2 League Schedule 

 

Home/Away Meet Rotation Proposed

 

Swim & Racquet

Hilliard

OSA

Muirfield

 

2010

2 / 1         Dev.

1 / 2     Champs and RWB diving

1 / 2         Dev.

2 / 1         RWB

2011

1 / 2        RWB

2 / 1        Dev.

2 / 1     Champs

1 / 2         Dev.

2012

2 / 1          Dev.

1 / 2        RWB

1 / 2         Dev.

2 / 1 **Champs

2013

1 / 2     Champs

2 / 1       Dev.

2 / 1        RWB

1 / 2       Dev.

2014

2/ 1           Dev.

1 / 2     Champs and RWB diving

1 / 2        Dev.

2 / 1       RWB

 

Dev. = Developmental Meet

RWB = Red, White and Blue Relay Meet

Champs = Championships at seasons end

** someone else will need to handle Champs diving- no diving boards at Muirfield