Provincial competitions hosted by Swim Alberta will be restricted dates and competitions will not be permitted or sanctioned unless an exception request has been submitted and accepted by Swim Alberta. (Effective March 1, 2019)
A Restricted Date Exception Request must comply with the following:
a. Must be submitted a minimum of 16 weeks prior to the competition date.
b. Must be a closed invitational. Invited clubs must guarantee that qualified swimmers will not attend the closed invitational instead of the provincial competition.
c. Time standards and/or age groups must clearly demonstrate that there is no conflict with the provincial competition.
d. Host clubs who break the conditions of the exception request will be subject to a $500 fine.
e. Clubs who enter swimmers that break the conditions of the exception request will be subject to a $100 fine per swimmer.
f. The availability of officials, the location of the competition and facility availability will be considered by Swim Alberta.
g. Exception requests will be reviewed by Swim Alberta.
h. The final decision to grant a sanction is at the sole discretion of Swim Alberta and may not be appealed.