The meeting was told that Swim England, who operate the NAGs, and British Swimming, which deals with the British Championships, had given written 'in principle' agreement to the broad initiative.
"Further discussions are due to take place, but all three organisations are committed to working together for the good of the sport as a whole," explained BWPL chairman David Andrews.
He said that BWPL clubs would be kept fully informed of developments. Aims included:
+ Creating a non-conflicting calendar
+ Establishing central allocation of officials
+ Clarity of season for officials, clubs and athletes
+ Making full use of BWPL's "proven organisational skills"
Paul Costello, Tyldesley's delegate, commented: "This represents a major step forward and should be embraced." Jon Sissons, of City of Bristol, said that change was needed, adding: "There has been no leadership of the sport for a number of years, leading to many problems."