G.1 Each Championship shall be promoted and organised by a Championship Committee whose Secretary shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting.
G.2 Each Swim Secretary will be required to undertake a Risk Assessment of the championship in conjunction with the event’s Safety Officer, following a site visit not more than six months before the date of the championship, and present it to the BLDSA Safety Officer no later than one month prior to the start of the Championship.
G.3 At least three members shall be appointed to each Championship Committee.
G.4 Championship Committee members shall normally be available to attend the swim and to substitute for the secretary should an emergency arise.
G.5 The Championship Committee members shall plan the event in its entirety and conduct it up to the start of the briefing meeting. From the briefing meeting until the start of the Championship proceedings are the joint responsibility of the Referee, the Race Controller, the Swim Secretary and the Safety Officer.
G.6 The Championship Committee shall be responsible for the presentation and reception.
G.7 Arrangements for the event (and in particular a budget and appraisal of the entry fee required) must be reported to the Executive (or Emergency) Committee before final implementation.
G.8 The Championship Committee shall make the necessary judgements with regard to safety arrangements and to the number of participating competitors in accordance with these rules.
G.9 The Championship Committee shall arrange for the first aid personnel (preferably 1 male and 1 female) to be present at the Championship.