Swimming Blog Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016
During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the 2017 state championship. Bowling will be the second KHSAA offering to include Unified and Adapted opportunities, joining Track & Field which began including Unified events in 2015 following a joint partnership between KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky. The Unified Bowling events will be added to the singles competition on Feb. 9, with a final schedule to be announced at a later date. Unified sport allows for combined competition involving intellectually disabled students and non-intellectually disabled counterparts, while adapted sport allows for participation by those with physical disability.
“One of the most gratifying things we have been able to do in the past few years is the addition of adapted and unified track and field events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian […]
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Please go to the following link to review updated parking information:
Updated Parking Instructions
The KHSAA administered a survey to participating member school designated representatives (normally the school AD) regarding the use of starting block wedges at the state swimming and diving meet for 2016. The purpose of this survey was to receive feedback from schools participating in the state meet to determine whether or not their athletes had had the opportunity to utilize these wedges during the season and whether or not they would be in favor of allowing their use at the state meet.
Only 25 of the schools with a swimming program had utilized these wedges in the past with only 34 total schools in favor of utilizing them at the state meet. Especially critical in the information gathering process was the fact that several coaches expressed concern about their athletes lack of familiarity with the blocks and the potential competitive disadvantage their athletes would be placed in by trying to familiarize themselves with these wedges. In […]
The 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State meet is currently set to proceed on schedule. However, if due to the severe weather on Thursday there is a need to delay or adjust the schedule, changes will be posted online on the KHSAA website and via the @khsaa and @khsaaevents twitter accounts.
Based on the actual weather that occurs, we will decide between leaving the meet on schedule or one of several contingency plans that could include diving preliminaries later into Thursday or even after the swimming sessions on Friday, or several other alternatives. Nothing will be determined until we actually determine accurate weather conditions.
We understand the need for each local school and school district to make safety the number one priority in regards to transporting their student-athletes and that there is the remote possibility that some will choose not to travel even if the meet continues as scheduled. We encourage you to always make those safety-based decisions. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016
The 2016 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 25-27) get underway Thursday afternoon at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with boys’ diving preliminaries at 1 p.m., followed by the girls’ diving prelims at 6:30 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the boys’ swimming prelims. Girls’ swimming prelims are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start time on Friday.
Saturday’s championship finals begin with the boys’ competition at 10 a.m. The state meet concludes with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 4:15 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 3:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.
Live event-by-event results for all rounds of the 2016 state meet can be viewed at:
The heat sheet and entries are […]
Due to construction at Papa John’s Stadium the normal lot used for free spectator parking has been changed. Please refer to the link below to view updated parking information as well a University of Louisville Parking Map. There will be a shuttle bus running from the free parking area to the Natatorium throughout the meet. This lot is for spectator vehicles and for team buses to park after dropping teams off at the Natatorium. Bus drivers can park their buses in this lot and then ride the shuttle back to the Natatorium where they can receive a complimentary pass by going to Team Check-in. Please be sure to share this updated information with parents and fans.
Parking Information and U of L Parking Map
Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:
Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments
In order to continue to address the concerns of the University Fire Marshal for the 2016 Swimming and Diving State Championships, teams with ten or more swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have three coaches on the deck of the pool. Any team with less than ten swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have two. The required credential to be on the deck will be a wristband. There will be a different color wristband for each day and they will be in the team packets for coaches to pick up during team check-in. This wristband must be worn at all times and visible by coaches who are on the deck. If the number of certified coaches that accompanies any team exceeds the number of coaches allowed on deck these additional coaches can gain admission at team check-in with a different color wristband but will be required to sit in […]
Diving Coaches may submit their diving entries to Mike Zehnder at the University of Louisville via email or by going to the following link:
For your team name make sure you use your school code which can be found here:
If you wish to send your entries directly to Mike Zehnder via email, send them to him at mikez@GoCards.com.
Please be sure to include, the name of your diver, your school, and the list of eleven dives by number in meet order with the voluntary dives designated. .
The Deadline to submit these entries is Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST.
Credentials will again 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 entrance on Thursday and Saturday to request their credentials after purchasing their ticket. There will be a […]
The State Participant Information and an updated Time Schedule with warm-up times has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link and clicking on the State Meet Information and Instructions tab:
State Meet Information
The 2016 Psych Sheet for the KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet is now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:
2016 Psych Sheet
This is a reminder that the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel will serve as the Host Hotel for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet. Coaches should call by February 18, 2016 to get the team rate. You can make reservations by going to the following link:
State Meet Hotel Information
The updated meet schedule for regions one, two, and three have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:
Updated Meet Schedules
Time schedules as well as host hotel information for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following links:
State Meet Time Schedule
State Meet Hotel Information
Please note that the diving preliminaries for both boys and girls will take place on Thursday February 25, 2016. Swimming warm-up schedules will be finalized after the seeding meeting.
This is a reminder that Regional Instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:
Regional Meet Instructions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016
The Board of Control addressed a lengthy agenda during its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, approving a slight “midcourse” adjustment to the football alignment as required by the competition rules and future football playoff bracket formats, finalizing a baseball pitch count, and settling on the number of regional qualifiers for the state swimming and diving meet for 2016.
Per the football competition rules, a “midcourse” adjustment is to be made in the second year of a four-year alignment. In order to be considered for adjustment, the four-year average enrollment (including 2015-16 data) would have to be within the boundaries of another class, and the school shall have had at least a 10 percent change in four-year average enrollment during the two-year period.
Upon review of the data, only two schools fit the criteria to be placed into a different class, and the Board unanimously approved the movement of […]
Due to the expansion of regions from five to nine for the 2015-2016 Swimming and Diving season, plans were made for the Region 8 Swim Meet to be held at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to decrease the amount of travel for schools in this region.
Several schools in this region had expressed a strong interest in returning to the Stivers Wellness and Aquatic Center in Barbourville, KY for the swimming portion of the Region 8 meet. The KHSAA sent a survey to the Designated Representatives from each school in this region asking them to consult their head coaches in regards to which facility they wanted to serve as the host for the swimming portion of the Region 8 meet.
The overwhelming majority of administrators (19-4) voted for the swimming portion of the Region 8 meet to return to the Stivers Aquatic and Wellness Center. As a result, the swimming portion of the Region […]
The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials for the bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving state championships.
Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).
Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.
Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, […]
When the realignment of swimming schools was revised last summer, one of the discussion points was about state qualifiers. At that time, with 9 regions, the Board of Control approved bringing two automatic qualifiers from each region, and an additional 14 statewide at-large qualifiers for a competition field of 32 in each event.
Since the adoption of the alignment, staff and tournament management has worked diligently with the time schedule to try and address issues where the Board wanted to see if it was possible to not reduce the number of at-large qualifiers from prior years (when 22 at-large made the field plus two automatic from each region).
At this point, the schedule has been adjusted to the point that the Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee recommended, and the Board of Control has approved, bringing in the 18 automatic qualifiers (two per region) and 22 at large for each swimming event. Therefore, the number of state qualifiers in […]
Managers and sites for the 2015-2016 Swimming and Diving Regional Meets have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:
Regional Sites and Managers
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is available beginning today, October 6, 2015. Below is additional information:
October 6 to November 30 (Officials) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
December 1 to January 25 (Officials) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
January 26 to February 6 (Officials) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will […]
Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.
Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:
- Playing the game/competition by the rules.
- Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
- Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
- Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
- Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
- Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
- Being […]
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is proud to announce our continued partnership with Pannell Swim Shop of Lexington. PSS has been an integral part of high school swimming in Kentucky since the late 1980’s and a partner with the KHSAA since 2009.
With the high school swim season right around the corner, we encourage our member schools to support those businesses that support the KHSAA and its programs. In addition, Pannell Swim Shop will be on-site as a vendor at the 2016 KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championship, February 25-27 at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.
Pannell Swim Shop is located at 148 West Tiverton in Lexington. We encourage you to visit their website is http://pannellswimshop.com/ and check out their outstanding merchandise or even sign up for regular notifications about products and product changes. You can also like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/swimshop or follow them on […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015
The KHSAA Board of Control addressed the NFHS Task Force recommendations on contact restrictions in football during a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, while approving the future order of football championship games and a new swimming alignment beginning in 2015-16.
The Board approved the revised football contact restrictions to be implemented immediately due to health and safety concerns in response to the NFHS Task Force recommendations released in November. The detailed summary of the revisions is located at http://goo.gl/O0nchB. At its meeting Tuesday, the Board approved the draft restrictions that had been sent to the membership in March with one staff recommended revision permitting schools, with local school and school system approval, to utilize helmets from June 1 through June 24, provided all activity is on campus, does not involve other schools, is non-contact, and complies with the heat index restrictions.
The order of football championship games for […]
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, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015
Fans can relieve all of the excitement from each KHSAA Championship event by visiting KHSAA.org to view and purchase official championship photos, commemorative programs, and complete game DVDs and highlight videos.
State championship videos for recent events are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online store at: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/state-championship-videos/. Fans can also re-watch all available games for free through KHSAA.tv.
Commemorative programs, updated with 2015 championship results, are available for on-demand printing through The Book Patch, and can be accessed by clicking on the “Order Bound Printed Copies” link at: http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/publications/khsaanfhs-publications/. Commemorative programs are available for order in full color, or a more inexpensive black-and-white version.
Official championship photos are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online photo store at www.khsaaphotos.org. Direct links to the online photo galleries for each winter sport are listed below:
Boys’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f366715787
Girls’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f494572770
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015
The 2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 26-28) begin tonight at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with the boys’ diving preliminaries at 6 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 3:30 p.m. and the girls’ diving prelims at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s championship finals begin with the boys’ competition at 10 a.m. The girls’ finals are scheduled for a 4:15 p.m. start time. Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 3:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.
Last year’s state meet saw Sacred Heart establish eight new state records as it racked up a total of 502 points to capture its second-straight state title. On the boys’ […]
Entries for the 2015 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 2015 KHSAA Region/State Results, and 2015 Meet Entries/Results, and 2015 State Heat Sheets/Lane Assignments.
Due to the accumulation of snow on the University of Louisville campus, there has been a slight change in the parking area for this year’s meet. Stadium parking will still be available, but we will be utilizing different lots. The shuttle bus will once again run all day Friday and Saturday to transport spectators back and from the stadium to the natatorium. Updated information in regards to parking can be found by going to the following links:
Please be sure to share this information with parents and fans. Thanks.
Swimming and Diving Coaches now have the option of submitting Dive List changes prior to the state meet by going to the following link:
For your team name make sure you use your school code which can be found here:
The Meet Host E-mail is: email@example.com
The Name of the Meet is: 2015 KHSAA State Swim and Dive Championships
The Name of the Event is: Boys 1M or Girls 1M
On the next page make sure the diver’s first and last name is entered and voluntary and optional dives are properly designated.
Make sure you click “Add this Diver” after you are finished with each diver and then click “Send My Entries” after all of the divers from a team have been added.
Coaches who wish to utilize this option need to have it submitted by Wednesday, February 25th, by 5:00 p.m. EST. Final changes can still […]
In order to continue to address the concerns of the University Fire Marshal for the 2015 Swimming and Diving State Championships, teams with ten or more swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have three coaches on the deck of the pool. Any team with less than ten swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have two. The required credential to be on the deck will be a wristband. There will be a different color wristband for each day and they will be in the team packets for coaches to pick up during team check-in. This wristband must be worn at all times and visible by coaches who are on the deck. If the number of certified coaches that accompanies any team exceeds the number of coaches allowed on deck these additional coaches can gain admission at team check-in with a different color wristband but will be required to sit in […]
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. Filming this year will occur on the opposite side of the deck next to the judges. Due to limited space there will be a waiting area on deck and then an area to film which you will access when your athlete is ready to dive.
Also, as a reminder […]
We are excited about the upcoming KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships and we want to make all coaches and participants aware of a special opportunity.
Pannell Swim Shop in Lexington will again be our on-site vendor and one of the sponsors for the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships. Pannell Swim Shop has been a long time supporter of high school swimming in the state of Kentucky. Their presence at the State Championships will again allow swimmers the opportunity to purchase some of the best quality technical suits and swim apparel in the industry.
As a special promotion for the upcoming State Championships, Pannell Swim Shop will be offering a 20% discount on all brand tech suits leading up to the State Meet at the University of Louisville. In addition, teams ordering as a group will be afforded an even larger discount. You can visit the Pannell Swim Shop on-line store at www.pannellswimshop.com or give […]
Information for the 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet has been posted on the KHSAA website. Coach and Participant Instructions, Hotel Information, and a Meet Time Schedule can be found by going to the following link:
After going to this link, click on the heading State Meet Information and Instructions.
By order of the University and State Fire Marshall we will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, coaches, fans, officials, and workers. Some of these precautions will include the following:
- All Emergency Exits will be marked and unobstructed at all times
- Tickets will not be sold beyond the seating capacity of 500
- After a review of the Time Schedule and the crowds from previous meets it has been determined that the boys’ meet will again take place first
- The pool deck will be monitored throughout the meet to make sure that only […]
Complete results for all Swimming and Diving Regions can be viewed by going to the following link:
After going to this link click on the heading 2015 KHSAA Region/State Results.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2015
The KHSAA Board of Control finalized competition rules and a new alignment for the sport-activity of Archery in a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday morning. After extensive review, the newly approved competition rules for Archery, which include the elimination of charging competitors to compete at tournaments and the desire to conduct an autonomous state championship, will go into effect this season.
Updated competition rules and a revised alignment for Archery can be found at the following link:
The 2015 KHSAA Archery State Championship will be held Thursday, April 23rd at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.
In other action taken on Wednesday, the Board of Control:
• Accepted a recommendation from staff to modify the field size requirements for hosting regional soccer tournaments. Following the Board’s acceptance, the minimum field width requirement to host a regional soccer tournament will be reduced to a range of […]
Instructions for the 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link and clicking on Region Tournament Information and Instructions: http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/
Managers and sites for the 2014-2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:
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 […]