A Crack Has Re-opened In
After nearly seven years of sturm and drang in the
management and operation of the AAAA Web Site (www.aaaa-sa.org),
changes in the senior management within one of the
elements of the organization seemed to offer some hope
the constant tension and dysfunction might be overcome
or at least tamped down a bit. Certain early
developments also seemed encouraging as regards both
High School and Club competition.
However, in recent weeks it has become apparent, with
regard to Club Swimming, that no real changes are
actually possible and there will continue to be problems
with Meet Informations, Meet Results, Commlink Files,
The root of these problems is the almost complete
reluctance of one particular element of AAAA to adhere
and conform to long-standing, legitimized Policies and
Procedures (S & Ps) which have governed the operation
and execution of the Web Site for some 11 years.
Exactly why this reluctance has been allowed to fester
and grow is not at all discernable. Most assuredly, the
AAAA Board of Directors (BoD) has, within its power; the
tools and ability to regulate the actions and / or
inactions of its members. But for reasons that continue
to defy explanation, they seem to have chosen to
essentially ignore the matter.
As a consequence, beginning earlier this month (April),
certain kinds of data and information originating from
one element of AAAA will no longer appear on the AAAA
For the time being, this data / information absence will
involve ONLY Club Swimming. High School
data / information are not expected to be effected, at
least in the short-term. Time will tell.