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Swim Practice Weather Policy: We only send an email to cancel practices in the case of extreme weather.  Unless a cancellation email is sent, coaches will be at the pool and will assess the safety of entering the water throughout the practice.  Parents, especially those with swimmers age 10 and under, we rely on your best judgment to decide if your swimmer will practice.

 

 

Meet Rainout Policy - Gateway Conference Rules

(a) Any two concurring Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference Inc., Officers have the authority to cancel all dual meets due to cold weather. (5/98)

(b) In the case of inclement weather before a meet is started, the competing teams will wait fifteen (15) minutes from the time the meet is scheduled to begin (see Division Section) to see if the weather will clear. After 45 minutes one of the Parent Representatives of the competing teams may ask for the meet to be rescheduled. The decision to reschedule the meet must be agreed upon by the Parent Representatives of both competing teams. In the event Parent Reps cannot agree the Starter will have the authority to require the meet be rescheduled (6/06).

(c) In the case of inclement weather after a meet is started, the competing teams will wait 45 minutes then one of the Parent Representatives of the competing teams may ask for the meet to be rescheduled. The decision to terminate the meet due to weather after it has begun must be agreed upon by the Parent Representatives of both competing teams. In the event Parent Reps cannot agree the Starter will have the authority to render a meet complete in accordance with the points requirement or that the meet should be halted due to weather and be rescheduled. (6/06).

(d) A rescheduled rainout meet must be scheduled within the next three (3) days, preferably the next day. If the host team cannot accommodate the change, the visiting team will host the meet. The Division Chairperson should be notified of such change before the competition occurs. If the meet cannot be rescheduled within the three (3) day time period for a good reason, the President may grant an extension of time (6/06).

(i) If a team forfiets a meet the winning team will be awarded 250 points and the win(6/06).

(ii) The official should be paid for the meet if it is canceled after the official arrives. The amount of pay should be determined by whether the meets was started(6/06).

(e) A meet swam in inclement weather must be completed in an order that will meet the minimum points quickly in order to call the meet. This will require only the scoring heats to be swam and relays to be delayed until the required points have been scored (6/06).

(f) A minimum of 250 points must be accumulated by both teams together, and the team with the advantage is at least 30 points ahead of the other team, the team with the point advantage will be considered the winner of the meet. If fewer than 250 points have been accumulated by both teams or there is not at least a 30 point margin between the two scores, the meet must be rescheduled and resumed where left off. The date for this should be at mutual agreement of the participating teams(6/06)

(g) If a meet is interrupted or canceled due to bad weather or other circumstances beyond the swimmer’s control, those swimmers who are duly entered for the meet will be judged to have competed for the purposes of having the required number of meets to qualify for the Championship meet. (3/03)

(h) If a diving dual meet will be delayed by rain for more than 30 minutes then the diving meet must be rescheduled and the swimming dual meet shall then start thirty minutes later or sooner if agreed upon by the Parent Representatives of the competing teams. (5/98) (The purpose of this rule is to try to complete the swimming meet safely, especially for those pools that do not have night lighting, and with the realization that diving would have a smaller number of people to reschedule.) (5/98)