E.1 The following section applies to swims deemed to be “Straight Line Courses” which at present comprise the following:
- Coniston Juniors
- Coniston Veterans
- Llyn Tegid 1-way
- Llyn Tegid 2-way
- Loch Lomond
- Windermere 2-way
E.2 Every competitor shall be accompanied by a boat or canoe suitable for the purpose and crewed by a competent person or persons fourteen and over. Where the escort craft or the canoe/crew is provided by the swimmer the suitability and competence is the responsibility of the swimmer. Otherwise suitability and competence shall be determined by the Championship Committee.
E.3 The number of entrants may have to be limited. Acceptance of entry may be dependent on the nomination of a competent crew and/or crewed boat. Any such conditions shall be determined by the Championship Committee and notified to prospective entrants with the entry form.
E.4 The number of entrants allowed to compete shall be limited to the number of suitable crewed boats provided by the entrants or the Association. (Entrants providing their own boats and crew will be given first priority, entrants providing their own crew will be given second priority, remaining entrants will be allocated boats and crews on a first come first served basis subject to availability). These priorities are subject to the final allocation of available resources by the Championship Committee. The principle consideration is that every competitor must have been allocated a suitable boat and competent crew before the start of the event.
E.5 In the interest of safety and cleanliness, each competitor shall provide a large plastic survival bag and cleaning material. Any competitor who fails to provide these articles shall not be allowed to compete.