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01/25/22 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Reminders

January 25, 2022 Swimming Blog Updates


The KHSAA wanted to remind Swimming & Diving coaches of a few important details for the upcoming postseason. Coaches are reminded to review specific details in the postseason instructions and those instructions are available at the following link:

Below are a few specifics that coaches and officials should be aware of for 2022 KHSAA postseason Swimming & Diving events.


  • A swimmer or diver may enter a maximum of four (4) events, no more than two (2) of which may be individual events.
  • No more than two (2) alternates may be listed in the entry file for each swimming event. To assist with limited deck capacity, alternates will not be permitted to attend unless they swim or are one of the four (4) entries in another individual event listed on a relay. 
  • To be eligible to participate in the KHSAA Regional and State Diving meets, a contestant must have competed in at least one (1) diving meet on a team representing a member school.


  • Only one (1) relay team for each relay event may represent a school.
  • Only the four (4) swimmers declared on the relay card, including the relay lead-off swimmer, which shall be submitted at a specified time and place prior to the start of the event, are permitted to report to the blocks or compete.
  • In case of illness or injury to one of the four swimmers:
    • It shall be reported to the referee and any one of the remaining swimmers designated on the entry card may replace the ill/
      injured swimmer provided he/she does not exceed the allowable entries.
    • The ill/injured swimmer shall not be charged with an entry.
  • Be sure the entry file lists the relay team’s best time for seeding purposes, no other means of entry will be accepted.
  • In each relay event, six (6) individuals may be designated, and it shall not count as an entry unless the competitor actually competes in the event.
  • Any of these six (6) individuals may swim in the swim-offs and/or finals provided he/she does not exceed the permitted entries for the meet.
  • These swimmers must be listed in the entry file or the entry is not complete.
  • Each school must contact Sarah Bridenbaugh ( at the KHSAA if there is a need to discuss any withdrawal or other permitted substitutions which must comply with the competition rules.



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 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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