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02/18/21 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Updates

February 19, 2021 Swimming Blog Updates


The KHSAA Board of Control confirmed postseason competition for Swimming and Diving at its Feb. 17 virtual meeting. Refer to the news release for details.

Now that staff has a clearer direction from the Board, plans can move forward with communication and details with managers, hosts, and member schools. We have been working with potential regional sites and now can reaffirm and publish those venues soon.

With COVID-19 restrictions in mind, the Board approved a recommendation from staff to establish three geographically based state sites, where regional advancers would compete, results will be aggregated and the state championship and other awards issued accordingly. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to have a single final state-round competition.

These state sites (which are being consulted with and finalized) and will allow for regions to be grouped with three regions assigned to each. Forty (40) entries per event from the regional meets will advance with the top-two from each region, plus the seven best at-large from the three regions grouped together would advance to semi-state sites. The one additional top remaining at-large performer statewide will advance to their appropriate semi-state site.

Both Region and the three State site meets will be timed finals for the 2021 championships and results from the state sites will be used to determine individual and team state championship awards.

Diving regions will again be grouped with three regions participating in each and be separate meets as in 2020. Qualifying for the Semi-State in Diving will mirror the swimming parameters.

Additional information will be published on the KHSAA website as sites and details are completed and in the postseason instructions manual as well.


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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