New Rule Change for ILS International Events
All competitors hoping to compete in an ILS event this year should be aware of a new rule in the new ILS Rulebook (page 30, Section 3.1.2 v) which is as follows:
For entry into the Interclub Championships, national lifesaving organisations shall provide an endorsement declaring that competitors meet the eligibility requirements listed above, and: • That the members of the club who are entered as a team are made up solely from one club or unit and not from multiple clubs or units.• That the members of the club who are entered as a team have each been a member of that club for at least 90 days prior to the first day of the world championships.• That all competitors have proof of entry times for all events in which they are registered. Times may be proved by published records, published rankings, published competition results or published time trials.
SLSGB understands that this can be a problem for some competitors when they are the only one travelling from their club and hope to compete for another club. For this reason we would like to make you aware of the SLSGB rule:
Competitors are normally only permitted to compete for one club per season.Their first choice club is the one with which they first enter any National Championship in the calendar year. They are expected to compete only for this club for that calendar year.Competitors entering any International Life Saving event and who cannot compete for their first club choice may compete for their second club choice as long as they have been a member of that club for 90 days. This is to comply with the International Life Saving Rule 3.1.2 v Interclub Transfers. It also prevents composite teams drawn from different clubs participating at National Championships. Nigel BowdenChairman SLSGB Sports Commission