Please carefully review all information below, and in all subsections of this 'Meet Pack'. Once this has been done, please fill in the relevant entry form, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a confirmation that it has been received. All payment information and how to enter is found in the pre-event information and promoters conditions. Please ensure you have read all of these in detail.
We will rank all teams in the league to determine qualification. Teams ranked 1-16 by will qualify for the A final, teams ranked 17-30 will qualify for the B final.
1) Conference position - teams ranked 1-63 by their position in their conference e.g. all conference winners occupy places 1-14.
2) Conference points - all teams who finished in the same position are ordered by conference points.
3) Match points - if teams finished on the same number of conference points the number of total match points will be used to rank them.
4) Phase 2 match points - if teams are still equal after steps 1-3 are applied they will be ranked based on total number of match points at Phase 2.
Simplified (assuming no drop outs)
All conference winners (16) qualify for the A final.
The next top 14 teams will qualify for the B final.
When Teams Withdraw
Teams that withdraw before invites are sent out using the opt-out form. These teams will not be ranked - their place will be passed down to the next eligible team.
Teams that withdraw after this - their place will be offered to all teams who have failed to qualify on a first-come first-served basis via email to the 3 contacts the BUSL holds with each club.
Finals Day is not a mandatory part of the BUSL calendar. We understand that not all teams will be able to take part and providing withdrawals are made in accordance with this guidance you will NOT be penalised.
Opt-out Method 1
If you already know your team will be unable to attend Finals Day (should you qualify) please use the form linked above to notify us. This form will remain open until Finals Day invites are sent.
Opt-out Method 2
You can decline our invite to swim at Finals Day when these are sent out with no penalty. If teams fail to submit the entry form within the deadline they will be withdrawn.
This section highlights some important points about Finals Day. This is not exhaustive. More information can be found in the entry pack documents below which team captains/coaches MUST read
All deadlines are HARD deadlines. If you miss them, the BUSL reserves the right and will remove you from Finals Day and give your place to another team.
Invites will go out as and when Phase 2 results have been processed WB 05/02/24. Each invite will have a deadline of around 3-4 days for you to complete the entry form.
Insurance for this event is being provided by AP Race. Teams should, however, ensure they are covered by their AU/Sports Department for this event.
The entry fee for Finals Day is £60 this must be paid within 7 working days of receiving your invite. If this deadline is missed your team will be removed from the final. If you have any issues with payment, you MUST contact us before this deadline.
A code of declaration form (end of code of conduct page) must be signed by all team members confirming they have read and agree to the code of conduct. This should be handed in to the BUSL event team on the day
Poolside space is plentiful. Large bags are allowed on poolside.
Some teams may be based in the spectators area. Swimmers must be dry, clothed and wearing shoes to return to their seats. Where a team is based in spectators a separate 'wet-side base' will be allocated arround the training pool for a few swimmers to use when preparing/returning from racing.