Mini League Rules and draw.

Inter Club Mini League Galas

1.Entry fee for the competition £25 per club. Closing date for entry is the date of the January fixtures meeting and all clubs who wish to enter MUST have a representative at the meeting to arrange their fixtures.

2. The competing clubs will be formed into groups as may be necessary to form a manageable competition and the members of each group will swim preliminary galas against each other on a group basis.

3. The number of galas in a group will be the same as the number of clubs in a group, with each club being responsible for organising its own gala i.e. booking the pool and arranging the date and time of gala. Clubs MUST confirm all dates and times of start in writing to other clubs in their group and the Mini Gala Organiser within 14 days of the January Fixtures Meeting.

4. The home club shall be entitled to any profits resulting from gate receipts, draws etc and any loss incurred must be covered by the home club alone.

5. Preliminary galas must be completed by 31st May and semi-finals completed by 31st July each year.

6. On completion of the preliminary rounds, the leading club from each group will qualify to swim in the ‘A’ final gala, along with the two clubs winning the semi finals. There will be a ‘B’ final gala for clubs not qualifying for the ‘A’ gala. Entry to the ‘B’ final being by coming in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place in either of the semi finals.

7.1 If, after the preliminary rounds, there is a tie between two or more clubs then the positions between those clubs shall be decided by the number of galas won during the rounds. If there is still a tie between clubs then it will be decided by the number of first places achieved during the rounds.

8. Trophies will be awarded to the top boys and top girls teams in each group and in the event of a tie after the preliminary rounds have been completed, then each team will hold the trophy for an equal number of months in the year of competition.

9. Swimmers may compete in TWO events plus event 29/30 and event 31 if required.

10. Minimum age of competitors in team events to be 9 years on 31st December in year of competition, minimum age of a competitor in an individual event to be 10 years on 31st December in year of competition. Age groups to be 9 years and under, 10 years and under, 11 years and under and 12 years and under ON THE DATE OF THE GALAS. Clubs must hand a list of competitors with dates of birth to the referee at the beginning of each gala. Clubs failing to do this will not be allowed to compete further in the competition. The Home Club is responsible for sending team sheets and match result sheets to the League Organiser not less than 7 days after the event, failure to do so being liable to a fine.

11. Each club must provide at least two officials

12. The points system for all events will be allocated according to the number of clubs in the gala, i.e. 5 club gala points awarded 5, 4,3,2,1. Points gained in the preliminary rounds will not be carried over to the finals.

13. The total accrued points for boys and girls in the preliminary galas shall be combined to determine the qualifying club from each group for the final ‘A’ gala.

14. Trophies for the final ‘A’ and ‘B’ galas will be awarded to the clubs gaining the highest combined points for boys and girls.

15. In the event of a tie for qualifying places in the semi-finals and first place in the ‘A’ or ‘B’ finals, a swim off will be held where of one girl and one boy from each age group will swim an 8 x 1 length freestyle team event.

16. All events start at the same end of the pool. There will be no diving in at the turning end of the pool.

16. Programme of events:

Event 1 11 and under girls 2 length freestyle

Event 2 11 and under boys 2 length freestyle

Event 3 9 year girls 4x1length freestyle team

Event 4 9 year boys 4x1length freestyle team

Event 5 10 and under girls 2 length backstroke

Event 6 10 and under boys 2 length backstroke

Event 7 12 and under girls 3 length breaststroke

Event 8 12 and under boys 3 length breaststroke

Event 9 11 and under girls 2 length backstroke

Event 10 11 and under boys 2 length backstroke

Event 11 10 and under girls 2 length freestyle

Event 12 10 and under boys 2 length freestyle

Event 13 12 and under girls 3 length backstroke

Event 14 12 and under boys 3 length backstroke

Event 15 11 and under girls 2 length breaststroke

Event 16 11 and under boy girls 2 length breaststroke

Event 17 9 year girls 4x1length medley team

Event 18 9 year boys 4x1length medley team

Event 19 10 and under girls 2 length breaststroke

Event 20 10 and under boys 2 length breaststroke

Event 21 12 and under girls 3 length freestyle

Event 22 12 and under boys 3 length freestyle

Event 23 11 and under girls 2 length butterfly

Event 24 11 and under boys 2 length butterfly

Event 25 10 and under girls 2 length butterfly

Event 26 10 and under boys 2 length butterfly

Event 27 12 and under girls 3 length butterfly

Event 28 12 and under boys 3 length butterfly

Event 29 1 girl from each age group 4 x 1 length medley

Event 30 1 boy from each age group 4 x 1 length medley

Event 31 (ONLY IF REQUIRED) 1 girl and 1 boy from each age group, 8 x 1 length freestyle team (girl/boy in any age order)

 2019 Groups 

Group A - Horwich, Pioneer 79, Bolton, Worsley

Group B - Swinton, Wigan, Warrington

Group C - Ashton Central, Warriors, Atherton & Leigh

The top two teams will go into the A final the rest into the B final. 

The Finals will be held on Saturday 14th September at Bolton One, Leisure Centre.