News

 

Milton Keynes & District Junior Swimming League

 

2018

 

Clubs are asked to review the league web site with information to date for 2018:

-Round 1 Draw- please note hosts for several galas still required

-Updated Administrative Files for the 2018 competition now available.

-Notes from AGM 2018- Specific point on question for 2019 competition.  

 

If you are no longer the contact point for your club could you kindly forward on as necessary.

 

 

Many Thanks Executive Committee             

 

 

UPDATE 6/9/17

 

Milton Keynes & District League 2017 Competition

 

Important Notice – Minimum Age for Competition

 

Following dialogue over the course of the summer between the League, the ASA and Swim England it has been confirmed that one of our conditions under which the League is operating under for 2017 is non-compliant with current ASA Law, namely the minimum age for competition. All swimmers must be age 9 years or greater, this must be calculated as at the date of the last round of the competition as laid out under rule 410.5.3 therefore September 9. The age-at date for the purposes of League Rule 13 remains unchanged at 31 December with the additional proviso that all swimmers must be age 9+ on 9 September.

The League has no choice but to comply and requests member clubs to act up on it. The League Management Committee can only apologise to all member clubs for this issue developing, more importantly at this late stage can you pass on our personal apologies to any member of any club who now finds themselves in this position as we approach Round 3 of the competition.

Whether underage swimmers are permitted to swim but to gain no points is a matter for the referee.

Unfortunately this does also mean we shall need to review and potentially change if required previous results submitted.

 

Milton Keynes & District Committee

 

 

UPDATE 19/6/17

 

Milton Keynes & District League 2017 Competition

 

Age on Day

 

As you all know an issue was raised at Round 1 concerning age as at for the youngest age group, we felt it best to make you all aware as soon as was practically possible of the concern, and possible consequences for the remainder of the competition.

Regrettably the initial message was not clear enough and suggested a far more wide spread problem, this was never the case and we apologise for the confusion most certainly created.

Whilst we attempted to contact clubs individually to explain the current position we have also been in the background working away to obtain some independent advice to use as needed in communications to you all.

Guidance has been received care of contacts within London Swimming from the Chairperson of the ASA Swimming Management Group confirming that we are complaint providing competitors reach minimum age requirement by due date.    

We appreciate the situation over the last fortnight has not been ideal and that a certain amount of distress will have been felt by members in attempting to deal with the situation as it developed. 

Therefore age reverts back to 31/12/17 (all age groups)

 

League Committee   

 

 

 

UPDATE 3/3/17

 

 

Following a review of the approach of the current league structures and a waiting list of 8 new clubs to join the league, MKJL executive team completed the following review.

 

Date 

Activity 

Outcome 

December 2016

Following feedback from potential new clubs joining the leagues. Agree to hold over the running of the draw for round one 2017 galas 

• Communicated via MKJL website update 

February AGM Agenda items 2017

All clubs advised via email communication of decision not to complete draw at AGM

• Minutes and AGM proposal for review shared via website and emails.

AGM February 2017

Minutes and additional actions circulated via website and email with proposed approach for feedback and review by middle of February 

• Several emails from clubs received and reviewed by executive including options to consider maintaining traditional 6 lane galas - including contacting current Head Coaches on separate email from Vice Chair of MKJL 

February 19th 2017  3 league options reviewed 

Following feedback from clubs and head coaches.  

3 options were reviewed and the following proposal was agreed by a sub group of the MKJL Exec and the draw for this years competition completed on this basis 

• Division 1 = 18 teams 
• Division 2 = 12 teams 
• Division 3 = up to 12 teams and all new teams to start in this division 
• In order to maintain the numbers above, there will be no relegation for teams from Division 1 and only 2 teams from Division 2 will be promoted (clubs impacted have been advised) 
• Going forward the league will maintain a two up two down relegation and promotion approach

March 2 2017

Updated communications of updated league structure posted on website and draw for round one galas and hosts updated on website and via email

• Summary document updated on MKJL website 

Decision: 

• Division 1 = 18 teams 
• Division 2 = 12 teams 
• Division 3 = up to 12 teams and all new teams to start in this division 
• In order to maintain the numbers abovethere will be no relegation for teams from Division 1 and only 2 teams from Division 2 will be promoted (clubs impacted have been advised) 
• Going forward the league will maintain a two up two down relegation and promotion approach

 

 

 

ROUND 1 DRAW 2017 (added 21/2/17)

The Round 1 Draw and new league format will be posted later this week and communicated to all clubs

 

MKJL - Communications update (added 13/2/17)

Proposed League Changes

• As we have 7 clubs applying to join the league we are proposing the following approach for feedback from member clubs
• The League has received an unprecedented level of interest from clubs either looking to join the league or field additional teams within the competition in 2017. Whilst the committee is pleased to see such interest it has been decided a period of consultation will take place to access the implications therefor certain items on the AGM will not take place on February 5 but will instead be agreed and communicated out to members no later than the end of February.
• Introduction of 7 new clubs would mean a rebalancing of existing two division and meansthat host clubs will typically run 5 team galas through the season
• Our ideal would be to have a balanced divisions for competition in 2017
• Proposal
• For Division 1 Reduce further by 2 current total number, in 2016 we had 17, Hillingdon drop out , so option can be relegate the bottom 3 from Division 1 but only promote the top 2 from Division 2.
• For Division 2  Reduce the total number by 4 teams , suggest simply the bottom 4 from the end of 2016, 2016 we had 18 teams , so for 2017 we begin with 18 , then plus 1 minus 4 gets us to 15 teams.
• For the new Division 3 Currently up to 7 new teams plus the 4 teams from Division 2 means we have 11.

AGM rule change proposal

• Two clubs to be relegated this season and ongoing in order to reduce impact on teams not moving due to host and travel costs
• Team Gala names Submissions to be completed by 10th July for final September Gala
• From September 2018 - Delay by one week date for 3rd Gala to allow teams to adjust post changes to summer holidays
• Age on date to be included as 31st December except for clubs forecast for Semi and Final rounds
• Club subscriptions to rise to £30 per year at AGM

Dates confirmed for 2017 galas

• June 3rd
• July 1st
• September 9th

 

 

 

27/1/17

Milton Keynes & District League AGM February 5 2017

 

Important Notice

 

The League has received an unprecedented level of interest from clubs either looking to join the league or field additional teams within the competition in 2017. Whilst the committee is pleased to see such interest it has been decided a period of consultation will take place to access the implications therefor the following items on the AGM will not take place on February 5 but will instead be agreed and communicated out to members no later than the end of February.

 

Item No 6   Milton Keynes & League Composition 2017

Item No 12 Draw for Round 1

 

Colin Jones   

 

 

Milton Keynes & District Junior Swimming League

Annual General Meeting

 

Sunday February 5 2017

Botwell Green Sports & Leisure Complex

East Avenue

Hayes

Middlesex

UB3 2HW

12AM

1. Welcome

 

2. Apologies

 

3. Minutes Annual General Meeting February 7 2016

 

4. Matters Arising

 

5. Executive Committee Report 2016

 

6. League Composition 2017-Potential Structural Changes

 

7. Competition Dates 2017 & 2018

 

8. Treasure’s Report/Accounts 2016

 

9. Club Subscriptions 2017

 

10. Gala Spectator Entry-Programme Charges 2017

 

11. Election of Officers & Executive Committee 2017

 

12. Potential Rule Changes/Gala Administration

 

13. Organisation /Draw Round 1 2017

 

14. AOB

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