02/26/14 – 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships Begin Thursday Night

February 26, 2014 2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2014

The 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships take place this week (Feb. 27-March 1) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville’s campus. The state meet opens Thursday night with the boys’ diving preliminary competition at 6 p.m.

Friday’s competition starts with the boys’ swimming prelims at 10 a.m., with tickets going on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Tickets to the second session will go on sale at 2:30 p.m., with the girls’ swimming prelims starting at 3:30 p.m. The girls’ diving prelims will bring the day’s action to a close at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for Saturday’s boys’ swimming and diving finals go on sale at 9 a.m. The boys’ swimming finals will start at 10 a.m., with the boys’ diving finals to begin immediately following the conclusion of the 50 Free.  Tickets for the final session of the meet, the girls’ swimming and diving finals, will go on sale at 3:15 p.m. The girls’ swimming finals will begin at 4:15 p.m., with the girls’ diving finals commencing after the 50 Free.

Preliminary Heat Sheets for Thursday and Friday are available at the link below, which will be updated for the championship finals: http://khsaa.org/swimming/2014/insert2014.pdf

Live scoring of the meet will be available online at: http://khsaa.org/swimming/2014/state/index.htm 

The championship program is available for download at the following link: http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20132014/Swimming/swimmingprogram2014.pdf 

Tickets to the state meet are $10, with the exception of Thursday’s opening session (boys’ diving prelims) which is $5 per ticket. Children 10-and-under will be admitted free. Due to a limited seating capacity of 500 people, fans are encouraged to arrive early. Once tickets go on sale, each person in line will only be permitted to buy a ticket for themselves.

Following the conclusion of the event, fans will be able to order a DVD of highlights from the championship finals, photos of the entire event, and a commemorative copy of the championship program through KHSAA.org.

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.