Swimming Blog Updates

11/17/14-Swimming Draft Alignment Information and Opportunity for Feedback

Swimming Blog Updates

For several meetings, the Board of Control has been conducting discussions and working with staff on finalizing a draft alignment of schools to being with the 2015-16 School year for the sport of swimming. The Board has authorized the Commissioner to release a tentative draft of schools divided into regions.

The draft alignment is listed at http://khsaa.org/111714-draft-swimming-alignment-for-2015-16/. You may submit your comments concerning the alignment through the link listed in the notification email to schools. More information will be added to the website (www.khsaa.org) about the realignment on the Swimming page.

Let me give you a brief summary of the Board’s discussions and where things stand as of now:

  • Facilities: Special thanks to the membership for responding to the survey conducted during 2013-2014 concerning facilities. This sport is very much facility driven and without a decent inventory of facilities, .
  • Board Next Steps: The alignment will be made final following a comment period by the schools, at the Board’s [...]

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  • 11/17/14-Draft Swimming Alignment for 2015-16

    Swimming Blog Updates

    REGION 1 – Caldwell County, Calloway County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Fort Campbell, Graves County, Henderson County, Hickman County, Hopkins County Central, Hopkinsville, Livingston Central, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Marshall County, Mayfield, McCracken County, Murray, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary, Trigg County, University Heights

    REGION 2 – Allen County-Scottsville, Apollo, Barren County, Bowling Green, Butler County, Daviess County, Franklin-Simpson, Glasgow, Greenwood, Logan County, Muhlenberg County, Ohio County, Owensboro, Owensboro Catholic, Russellville, South Warren, Warren Central

    REGION 3 – Adair County, Bethlehem, Campbellsville, Casey County, Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Green County, John Hardin, LaRue County, Marion County, Meade County, Nelson County, North Hardin, Pulaski County, Russell County, Somerset, Southwestern, Taylor County, Thomas Nelson

    REGION 4 – Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, Butler, Central, Doss, Dupont Manual, Evangel Christian, Fairdale, Holy Cross (Louisville), Male, North Bullitt, Pleasure Ridge Park, Presentation, Shawnee, St. Francis, St. Xavier

    REGION 5 – Assumption, Atherton, Ballard, Brown, Christian Academy-Louisville, Eastern, [...]

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    09/15/14 – Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

    HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

    • September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • December 1 to January 18  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • January 19 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
    • After February 8, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. 

    LICENSED OFFICIALS

    • September 15 to November 23 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
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    08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

    Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

    Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

    If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) [...]

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    03/31/14 – Important Survey Available Concerning Swimming Facilities

    2013-2014 News Releases

    It has been nearly twenty years since a complete facility inventory/assessment has been conducted in our state regarding competitive swimming pools and available resources for high school competitions. As swimming continues to grow, it is important that we have accurately identified the location of all of the competitive swimming facilities available to KHSAA member schools.

    With that in mind, we are asking one person from each school to complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20132014swimdive on or before Monday, April 21, 2014. The data will be used for future research into regional site selection, alignment of teams and the maintenance and growth of the sport.

    If you have questions regarding the survey, please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry at the KHSAA.

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

    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 [...]

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    02/25/14 – Changes to Friday’s Warm-up Schedule for State Swimming and Diving

    Swimming Blog Updates

    There have been some adjustments made for both the boys and girls warm-up times on Friday, February 28 on the Time Schedule for the 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships. You can view these changes on the KHSAA website by going to the following link: http://khsaa.org/swimming/2014/statetimeschedule.pdf

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    02/25/14 – Taping for All-American Dive Consideration

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Due to the decrease in the amount of deck space where diving is taped for All-American consideration, credentials will be required for those wishing to be on deck to videotape the diving sessions. Anyone wishing to access the deck during these sessions will be required to go to the team check-in/media check-in entrance each day to request their credentials. There will be a different color credential for each day and this credential will allow these individuals on deck only during the diving sessions of the meet. Coaches who are aware of anyone that plans on videotaping the diving sessions should share this information with those individuals.

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    02/25/14 – Updated Parking Information for State Swimming and Diving

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Due to additional facilities that have been added to the University of Louisville’s campus over the past year, the “P” parking lot that is normally used for the KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships no longer exists. As a result parking lot “A” will now be utilized as the primary lot for free general parking. More specific information in regards to parking for the state meet can be viewed by going to the following link on the KHSAA website:

     http://khsaa.org/swimming/parkinginstructions.pdf

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    02/17/14 – 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet Entries Posted

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Entries for the 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view all of the entries by going to the following link and clicking on State Meet Information and Instructions:

     http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

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    02/16/14 – KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Seeding Meeting Rescheduled

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Seeding Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17, 2014  6:00 p.m. at the KHSAA office. 

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    02/15/14 – Swimming And Diving Region 4 Update

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The Region 4 Swimming and Diving meet has been cancelled for Saturday, Feb. 15. The meet will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 with the following schedule:

    Region 4 

    Plan C

    If events had to be cancelled all day Saturday, the same swimming schedule for Saturday would then be moved to Sunday, February 16. 

    Diving will begin at 10:00 a.m.

    The boys’ timed finals will begin at 2:00 p.m.

    The girls’ timed finals will begin at 6:45 p.m. 

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    02/14/14 – Swimming and Diving Updates for Regions 2 and 4

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The following are updates from the Regional Managers for Regions 2 and 4 in regards to their Regional Meet Schedules:

    Region 2 

    The meet will be a timed final on Saturday, February 15 

    The girls’ warm up will be at 11:00 a.m. and the meet will start at 12:00 p.m.

    The boys’ warm ups will be at 5:00 p.m. and the meet will start at 6:00 p.m.

    Region 4 

    Plan A

    The meet will be a timed final on Saturday, February 15 

    Diving will begin at 10:00 a.m.

    The boys’ timed finals will begin at 2:00 p.m.  

    The girls’ timed finals will begin at 6:45 p.m.  

    Plan B

    If morning travel is difficult due to inclement weather, diving will be postponed until Sunday. The swimming schedule for Saturday would remain the same.    

    Plan C

    If events had to be cancelled all day Saturday, the same swimming schedule for Saturday would then be moved to Sunday, February 16. 

    Diving will begin at 10:00 a.m.

    The boys’ timed finals will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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    02/14/14 – Regional Swimming and Diving Update

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Due to inclement weather there have been some delays, postponements, and cancellations of some of our Swimming and Diving Regional competitions that were scheduled for today. The following is the current status of each region.

    Region 1 – The Regional Meet scheduled to begin today at the Owensboro Health Park will proceed on its regular schedule. The boys’ warm ups will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST and the meet will begin at 11:00 a.m. CST. 

     Region 2 – The preliminaries scheduled for today at the University of Louisville Natatorium will NOT occur today. Makeup plans are being finalized for Saturday, February 15 and possibly Sunday, February 16.

    Region 3 – The Regional Meet scheduled to begin today at the Russell County ANC will proceed on its regular schedule. Warm ups will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST and the meet will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST.  

    Region 4 – The preliminaries scheduled for today at the Silverlake Recreation Center will NOT occur today. Makeup plans are being [...]

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    02/12/14 – State Information for Swimming and Diving State Championships

    Swimming Blog Updates

    State Instructions for the 2013-2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access complete Instructions for Participating Teams, Hotel Information, a Meet Time Schedule, and additional information by clicking on the following link:

     http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

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    1/17/14 – Swimming and Diving Regional Meet Instructions

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Instructions for the 2014 Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

     http://khsaa.org/swimming/regionalinformationsheetx.pdf

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    12/18/13 – Swimming and Diving Regional Information

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Sites, Regional Managers, and their contact information for Swimming and Diving has been posted on the KHSAA website. Complete Regional Instructions will be posted soon. You can view this current information by going to the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/regionalmanagers.pdf

     

     

        

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    12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    2013-2014 News Releases

    KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

    Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

    KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through [...]

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    11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

    Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

    A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

    http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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    04/22/2013 – Minimum Number of Meets Increased for Postseason

    Swimming Blog Updates

    At the April 15, 2013 Board of Control Meeting the board voted to increase the number of meets required for student-athletes to compete in the postseason. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the minimum number of meets a student-athlete must compete in during the regular season to be eligible for the postseason has been increased from two to four.    

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    02/21/13 – Updated Swimming and Diving Information in Regards to Weather

    Swimming Blog Updates

    There have been a few weather reports suggesting the possibility of bad weather in the Northern part of the state for Thursday, February 21, 2013. At this point in time the 2012-2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship will go on as scheduled with no plans for delay or rescheduling. If there is any change in plans we will post this information on our website. Thank you.     

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    02/20/13 – Swimming and Diving Program and Heat Sheet Information

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The program and Friday’s preliminary heat sheet for the 2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship is now posted online. Refer to the State Meet Information Instructions section on the KHSAA Swimming and Diving portion of the website  to access this information. In addition there will be sheets posted throughout the event facility with links and QR codes to the program and heat sheets. 

    Saturday’s heat sheets will be posted online at the conclusion of Friday’s preliminaries. 

    Click on the link below to access the Swimming section of the KHSAA Homepage.      

    http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

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    02/19/13 – Updated Parking and Shuttle Information for State Swimming

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Click on the following link to view updated parking and shuttle information for the 2012-2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/parkinginstructions.pdf

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    02/18/13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer & Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships This Week

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2013

    PANNELL SWIM SHOP/KHSAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK IN LOUISVILLE

    The 2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 21-23) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

    Tickets to the event are $10 per person for each session, with the exception of the opening session on Thursday night ($5 per person). Ralph Wright Natatorium has a seating capacity of 500 people for each session of the meet. Due to the limited seating capacity, fans are encouraged to arrive early to purchase tickets. Each customer will only be allowed to purchase a ticket for those persons in line, with kids 10-and-under admitted for free. At the conclusion of each session, spectators will be required to vacate the seating area.

    Tickets will go sale Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. for Session One (Girls’ Diving [...]

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    02/07/13 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships Host Hotel Information

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel is serving as the Host Hotel for the Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships. Click on the link below for booking information:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10544773&utm_source=2812&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=22819484

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    02/07/13 – 2012-2013 Swimming and Diving State Instructions

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The State Instructions for the 2012-2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships are posted on the KHSAA website and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/swimming/stateinfo.pdf

     

     

     

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    02/4/13 – Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week; Holy Cross (Louisville) Penalized For Bylaw 10 Violation; Regionals Approaching For Wrestling, Swimming & Diving

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2013 

    2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week

    The 2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will take place this week (Feb 7-8) at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. The two-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 7 with the Singles Championship. Doors open to the public at 9:15 a.m., with player introductions starting at 9:45 a.m. The field will be narrowed to the top eight individuals (boys and girls) at 12:10 p.m., with an awards ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

    Friday’s Team Championship begins with team introductions at 7:30 a.m. The girls’ team qualifying games will commence at 7:50 a.m., with the final team match slated for 12:15 p.m. The boys’ team competition is scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m., with the championship match set for 5:15 p.m.

    Admission to the event is $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. For more information visit the Bowling home page at khsaa.org.
     

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    01/09/13 – Swimming and Diving Regional Meet Instructions

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Click on the following link for Swimming and Diving Regional Meet information and instructions:  

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/regionalinformationsheetx.pdf

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    12/12/12 – 2012-2013 Swimming and Diving Regional Sites and Managers

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The following link provides updated information for the 2012-2013 Swimming and Diving Regional Swim Meets in regards to locations and Regional Managers. A complete set of Regional Instructions will be posted soon.

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/regionalmanagers.pdf

     

     

      

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    07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Case BL-25-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?
    Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach at a time the athletes are participating in skills (either preparatory or specific to that sport) in a setting in which skills are taught, refined, or practiced. Coincident participation by a coach and an athlete in a sport such as a golf outing, where the coach and athlete(s) are not entered as a entry or group, or in an activity such as distance running with many runners but no direct coaching, would not specifically be considered coaching.
    The “off-season” is the period during the school year for each sport or sport/activity that is outside the defined start and end dates for the sport or sport/activity as detailed in Bylaw 25. The restrictions begin on the first [...]

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    NFHS Announces 2012-13 Swimming and Diving Playing Rule Changes

    Swimming Blog Updates

    NFHS Announces 2012-13 Swimming and Diving Playing Rule Changes Highlighted by a change in both breaststroke and backstroke
    Click Here for More Information

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    Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships
    Ralph Wright Natatorium
    University of Louisville
    February 23-25, 2012

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    04/20/12 – Breaststroke Rule Clarified in High School Swimming

    Swimming Blog Updates

    On April 19, 2012 the NFHS published a clarification for the Breaststroke Rule. This clarification can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=6862

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