uk.sport.swimming covers competitive swimming, including
open-water swimming, that comes under the control of the Amateur
Swimming Association (A.S.A.), Scottish Amateur Swimming
Association (S.A.S.A.), Welsh Amateur Swimming Association
(W.A.S.A.) and Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain
The discussion of water polo, diving and synchronized swimming
matters shall be deemed on-topic only until such time as a more
appropriate newsgroup is provided in the uk.sport.* hierarchy.
The posting of full reports from domestic events at District level
and above staged in the UK are encouraged, with a URL pointer for
full results. Reports from major competitions outside of the UK in
which official UK teams are participating, such as European/World
Championships and Olympic/Commonwealth Games, are welcome.
Meet organisers of other Open events, including Designated meets,
Open Meets, Graded Meets and County Championships, are encouraged
to post summary reports, with a URL pointer for full results.
In addition, general discussion will take place relating to the
wider aspects of the sport - embracing such topics as training
methods, the Olympic movement, drugs and cheating, etc.
Advertising is forbidden except:
- Announcements on whatever topic from swimming's national governing
bodies (including their sub-committees or official spokespersons)
or swimming related announcements from associated bodies, such
as the Sports Council or British Olympic Association, shall not
be deemed "advertising".
- Organisers of forthcoming meets that fulfil the criteria laid down
by their governing body are encouraged to post brief details of
such meets, preferably with an accompanying URL or email address.
Commercial suppliers of relevant swimming goods and services
may post a brief pointer to their web sites or invitations to
request information. These commercial notices may not exceed
four lines and may be posted no more often than once per month
per advertiser. The subject line of such commercial notices must
begin "AD:" or "ADVERT:" (without inverted commas).
All posts must be made in plain text; HTML and other types of
formatted text are forbidden. Posting URLs of relevant Internet
sites, where appropriate, is encouraged.
With the explicit exception of PGP signatures, all encoded
binaries are forbidden. Forbidden binaries include, but are not
limited to: pictures, sounds, word processor documents, executable
programs and "business cards". You are invited to read a guide
on the World Wide Web at http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html
for further information on how to configure your newsreader to
post to uk.* newsgroups
Anyone posting advertisements, binaries or other material contrary
to this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster.
uk.sport.swimming Competitive Swimming in the UK