Trident Tigers: About ZASU
Trident Tigers is registered with ZASU, the Zambia Swimming Union, in order to compete in ZASU national galas. ZASU functions under the umbrellas of the National Sports Council and the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, and it also falls under FINA and the IOC. ZASU administers Zambia's national and international swimming events, and is responsible for developing swimming within Zambia and for selecting swimmers to represent Zambia at international competitions.
ZASU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The current office bearers on the Executive Committee of ZASU are:
|Vice President||Adewale Grillo|
|Hon Secretary||Amanda Axiotis|
|Recorder||Derick Van Staden|
|International Coordinator||Dierdre Goveia|
|Midlands Representative||Tinky Naidu|
|Copperbelt Representative||Sophie Peach|
COMMUNICATION WITH ZASU
ZASU has laid out the channel of communication to which all clubs and teams are expected to adhere:
- Queries are to be addressed in the first instance to the Team Manager.
- If the Team Manager is unable to answer the queries, he will refer to the ZASU Copperbelt Representative. If necessary the CB Rep will refer to the ZASU Executive Committee ("Excom") before reporting back. Please note that clubs/members may not contact any other ZASU Excom member directly.
- Communications from ZASU will be relayed to clubs/teams through the Copperbelt or Midlands representatives, and clubs/teams are in turn expected to relay all relevant information to their members.
|ZASU Fee||Fee Charged||Note|
|Affiliation Fee||ZMW3000 per annum||This is the annual fee charged to each club or team affiliated to ZASU.|
|Swimmer Registration Fee||ZMW300 per annum||Each swimmer registering with ZASU through his/her club or team is required to pay this fee in order to participate in ZASU galas. Trident covers this fee.|
|Individual Entry Fee||ZMW10
|This is the fee payable per event at each gala, eg: one swimmer's 50m free event. Trident covers this fee.|
|Relay Entry Fee||ZMW25
|This is the fee payable per relay event. Trident covers this fee.|
|Below Standard Time (BST) Fine||ZMW50||A fine charged per event, to any swimmer who fails to achieve the Standard Time set by ZASU for that event and age group. Standard Times are put in place in order to set a required standard of swimming. Trident covers this fee and reserves the right not to enter swimmers into events for which they are unlikely to meet Standard Times.|
|No Show Penalty Fee||ZMW100||A fine charged by ZASU to any swimmer who fails to show for an event without producing a valid sick note. Parents are responsible for notifying TT management in good time if their swimmer cannot participate in a gala for reasons of illness, and Trident reserves the right to pass this fine on to parents who have not complied. Each "No Show" also attracts a 10 point penalty, which affects the overall team points. Bottom line: swimmers must swim in the events in which they are entered unless they produce a valid sick note in good time.|
|Protest Fee||ZMW200 per incident||The Team Manager may lodge a protest in writing within a specific time frame, and accompanied by a fee, to query the the gala umpire's decision (eg if a swimmer is disqualified and the Team Manager wishes to protest against the decision).|
|Hosting Fee (for galas and clinics)||ZMW1500 per gala||This is the fee charged to clubs or teams who are awarded the hosting of a ZASU gala. Clubs/teams are able to recover the fee through the entrance fee charged and any catering profit raised.|
|Administration Fee||ZMW100||From time to time swimmers may request ZASU to prepare letters with regard to their swimming - transfers to other countries' clubs, and so on. There is a fee charged for this service.|
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