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12/07/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Winter Championships

2022-2023 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for winter sports championships (competitive cheer, dance, eSports, bowling, swimming & diving, wrestling) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: Winter 2022-23 Media Credentials

Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their 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. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the […]

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11/21/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exam for Officials in BK, SW & WR Now Online

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online.

The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules:

  • Swimming & Diving:  Monday, Jan. 23
  • Wrestling:  Monday, Jan. 30 
  • Basketball:  Monday, Feb. 13 

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 35 questions correct out of 50 is required for a passing score.  

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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2022-2023 Invitational Regular Season Swimming and Diving Meets

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2022-2023 Dive of the Week Schedule (6 Dives)

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11/16/22 – Board of Control Approves Items Passed at Annual Meeting, Distribution of Enrollment Information, Wrestling State First Round Site

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving items passed at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Schools and the authorization to distribute enrollment information to be used in classification upon receipt from Kentucky Department of Education, as well as the recommendation for Atherton to host the 2023 Wrestling State First Round for Regions 1-4.

On Sept. 22, the KHSAA conducted its Annual Meeting at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. Delegates in attendance voted on proposals submitted by the Board for consideration, as required by 702 KAR 7:065 and the annual review of Association rules. The passing of Proposal 2022-01 to amend Bylaw 9 to remove basketball pre-practice restrictions on students in grade 9 and above who have already represented a school was officially approved for 2023-24 adoption by the Board at Wednesday’s meeting. The change […]

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10/17/22 – Separate Licensing and Testing Created for Diving for 2022-23

Officials Division Blog Updates

Effective with the 2022-2023 school year, Diving will now be a separate license for officials and a separate version of the NFHS testing used for the KHSAA Part 1 and Part 2 tests.

  • The NFHS Exam has been split into two distinct exams, one for Diving and one for Swimming.
  • In addition, there will now be two separate licenses within the KHSAA officials licensing system.
  • Licensing fees for a swimming only license will be a $20 sport fee and Diving will now be a $10 sport fee. Each official will continue to pay only one admin fee ($40) for the entire year regardless of the number of sports when applying for the license.

This move by the NFHS and the KHSAA follows years of input from within our state that called for this focus on diving, as well as responding to national and state trends due to the unique nuances relative to Diving. […]

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10/05/22 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Available

Swimming Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

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  • October 5 to December 22 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 23 to January 6 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • January 7 to January 21 (Officials) – the Swimming […]

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06/28/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter, Spring Sports

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2022

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for their sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021-22 winter and spring seasons are James Johns for basketball, Joseph Phillips for swimming & diving, Eric Friddle for wrestling, Ron Rawe for baseball, Randy Chapman for softball and Sadie Gambrel for track & field, while Paul Lewis was named the Larry G. […]

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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022

The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

Beginning in May of 2016, Midway University started presenting a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each KHSAA girls’ state championship event. The awards program was expanded in 2019-20 to include male student-athletes, with Midway honoring a deserving student-athlete in each of the 19 officially recognized KHSAA sports and sport-activities.

The awards are based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership, with Midway choosing one overall male and female student-athlete of the year each academic year. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting of representatives from Midway University.

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04/18/22 – Pool Markings Focal Point of 2022-23 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes

2021-2022 News Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 18, 2022) — A collection of new markings for pool facilities constructed or renovated after January 1, 2023, stands out among the high school swimming and diving rules changes approved for the 2022-23 school year.

The markings, placed in a Table within Rule 2-4, were the most notable of the three rules changes brought forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee, which held its annual meeting March 20-22 at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors accepted all three rule change submissions.

The table includes four new measurements that constitute changes of the width of the line along the pool bottom, longer cross lines, shorter end wall targets below the water, and an exact listing for the distance between the end of the line on the pool bottom and the end wall.

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03/07/22- UK HealthCare Expands Partnership with KHSAA, Continues Long-Term Commitment to State Championship Events

Baseball Blog Updates

UK HealthCare and the KHSAA announced Monday that they have expanded their long-time partnership. UK HealthCare, the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky, will serve as the official health care provider for the KHSAA. This move will see UK HealthCare take its title sponsorship of the KHSAA State Football Championship and extend the term of that arrangement, become the title sponsor for the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball tournament and serve as presenting sponsor for other KHSAA sports and sport-activity championships. 

“We’re honored to be the official health care provider for KHSAA,” said Mark F. Newman, M.D., UK executive vice president for health affairs. “At UK HealthCare, we are always looking to partner with organizations across the state to provide top-tier health care to every Kentuckian who needs it. We appreciate the opportunity to extend this care to the young athletes of Kentucky.”

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02/19/22 – St. Xavier, Sacred Heart earn team titles at 2022 Swimming & Diving State Championships

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 19, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare concluded this weekend inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

St. Xavier earned the Boys’ Team State Championship on Friday, while 11 event titles were awarded to boys’ swimmers from St. Xavier, Christian Academy of Louisville and Henry Clay. St. Xavier’s Brandon Anderson won the boys’ diving title on Feb. 12.

Sacred Heart earned the Girls’ Team State Championship on Saturday, while 11 more event titles were awarded to girls’ swimmers from Sacred Heart, Lafayette, Notre Dame and Assumption. Cooper’s Peytton Moore won the girls’ diving title on Feb. 12.

  Boys’ Results

02/17/22 – Swimming State Championships continue Friday, Saturday

2021-2022 News Releases

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare continue with the Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming State Championships on February, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb.19, respectively, inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky.

Team points accumulated during last week’s Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total this weekend.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

 

Tickets

  • No tickets will be sold in advance online, only at the door.
  • Fans will need to have a credit card to purchase tickets on-site. 
  • Fans in the queuing line will be given a voucher to hold their spot in line, and when the doors open, each person will exchange the voucher for the opportunity to purchase one online […]

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02/16/22 – State Swimming Meet Information

Swimming Blog Updates

The KHSAA State Swimming Championships presented by UK HealthCare begin on February 18-19 at the Lancaster Aquatics Center, University of Kentucky. Coaches should review additional information that is now available before attending the state meet. 

HEAT SHEETS/LANE ASSIGNMENTS

WARM-UP LANE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Lanes have been assigned by school for the warm-up sessions prior to prelims each day and a copy will be available in the team packets upon arrival.

TEAM SEATING AREAS

TICKETS FOR FANS

  • No tickets will be sold in advance online, only at the door.
  • Fans will need to have a credit card/debit card to purchase the ticket on-site. 
  • Fans in the queuing line will be given a voucher to reserve their spot in line and when the doors open, each person […]

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02/11/22 – Diving State Championships Begin Saturday

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 11, 2022

The KHSAA Diving State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Gates will open and tickets will go on sale for fans at 9 a.m. ET. Team points accumulated during the Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

2022 KHSAA Diving State Championships (Quick Links)
Live broadcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/khsaa/gama693e323f4
Tickets: www.khsaatickets.org
Instructions for managers and participating teams: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/stateinstructions.pdf
Full schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-schedule/
Event-by-event schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-event-by-event-schedule/
Psych sheet: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/22psychesheetswimming.pdf 

 

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02/09/22 – State Diving Qualifiers Announced

Swimming Blog Updates

All regional diving competitions are now complete and the 2022 KHSAA State Diving qualifiers have been determined. The State Diving event begins this Saturday, February 12th at The Falling Springs Center in Versailles. The qualifying divers have been added to the psych sheet and can be found here: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/22psychesheetswimming.pdf

A complete time schedule for the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Presented by UK HealthCare can be found here: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-schedule/

DIVING STATE ENTRY FOR QUALIFIERS

  • The state meet has been posted on divemeets.com and all state diving participants must log in and enter the State Meet.
  • This must be completed by 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 10 or the diver will be scratched. 
  • Each contestant shall submit a description of dives on divemeets.com.
  • Include the number, position, degree of difficulty, and order in which dives will be attempted for all levels of competition (preliminaries through finals).

STATE DIVING DETAILS

02/09/22 – Swimming State Meet Instructions, Psych Sheet & Information Available

Swimming Blog Updates

First and foremost, the KHSAA wants to thank the regional host schools & officials for all of their hard work and success of the regionals this past weekend. The results for the 2022 KHSAA Regional Swimming Meets, as well as the Psych Sheet for the 2022 KHSAA State Swimming Championships Presented by UK HealthCare, are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these by going to the following link, https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/ and clicking on “2021-2022 KHSAA Region/State Entries/Results” near the bottom of the page. 

Coaches are reminded there are several additional items for review on the swimming page of the KHSAA website, including state meet instructions, maps, directions to the state site, and the state meet time schedules. To view these items, go to the KHSAA Swimming website and choose the “State Swim Meet Information and Instructions” dropdown menu.

DIVING QUALIFIERS 

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02/04/22 – Region Swim Events Update

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to weather conditions, multiple regions are reporting that it is unlikely they will be able to hold competitions on Saturday. As we said in our call with managers yesterday, it was important to make a determination about the next steps after seeing the impact of the storms that moved through. While the various swimming regions of the state were impacted differently, all parts had enough impact from the storm to force additional adjustments.

Each region, due solely to this year’s adverse weather, may decide to conduct your meets in a prelims/final format or switch to a timed finals event in the regional swimming events. This will allow those that feel that there may be disparate impacts on the at-large qualifiers depending on the choice made to make those decisions fully informed.

Each region manager should communicate with competing schools on alternate schedules or plans for this upcoming weekend. As changes are made, please send […]

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02/03/22 – Region Swim Events Scheduled for 02/04 Postponed

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Swimming Regional Managers continue to make changes as they evaluate local conditions and space availability for rescheduling. As changes are made throughout the state, the KHSAA swimming website will be updated. Any changes that regional managers have discussed with participating schools are contained here: https://khsaa.org/2022-swimming-and-diving-sites-hosts-and-dates/

Regional manager information can be found here if coaches/administrators have additional questions about each specific region: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/regionalswimmingmanagers.pdf

The Region 7-9 Diving event is also working to be rescheduled and schools will be notified once details are available. 

 

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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 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and […]

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02/02/22 – Region Swim & Dive Events Scheduled for 02/03 Postponed

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to the governor’s State of Emergency and out of an abundance of concern for our member schools and student-athletes traveling to KHSAA regional events, the swimming & diving events planned for February 3rd have been postponed across the state.

  • Region 2 Boys’ swimming preliminaries that were originally scheduled for February 3rd have been postponed to February 5th. Please contact Todd Harper (todd.harper@owensboro.kyschools.us) at Owensboro High School for any updated information about that regional event. 
  • The Region 7-9 Diving Event that was originally scheduled at Falling Springs tomorrow, February 3rd, has also been postponed. KHSAA Staff and the manager of the event are working on alternate options to reschedule this event, and information will be sent to all participating schools once available. 

KHSAA Staff will hold a meeting with regional managers mid-day tomorrow to discuss this weekend’s swimming regionals, and additional information pertaining to the regional swimming events will be sent out […]

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02/01/22 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who 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 their 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. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. 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 […]

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01/25/22 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Reminders

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: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/postseasoninstructions.pdf

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

REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER

  • 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 […]

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1/24/22 – Swimming & Diving Regional Instructions Available

Swimming Blog Updates

As we approach the postseason, the KHSAA wanted to send out some updates on the Swimming & Diving postseason. While regional sites have been set for some time, final details have been determined by local hosts. All information pertaining to the regional events, including regional instructions for participating teams, can be found here:

Regional Managers & Meet Information (for both Swimming & Diving)

Swimming & Diving Regional Meet Instructions

Regional Diving will take place on February 2-3 with Regions 1-6 competing on February 2nd and Regions 7-9 competing on February 3rd. Both regional diving events will take place at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Regional Swimming will take place the week of January 31st – February 5th. 

The KHSAA Diving State Championships will take place on February 12th at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Points accumulated in the Diving Meets will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Meet team […]

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2022 State Swimming and Diving Event by Event Schedule

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2022 State Swimming and Diving Schedule

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01/05/22 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Swimming & Diving postseason dates and sites.

FOR DIVING COMPETITION:

  • Regional Diving will take place on February 2-3 with Regions 1-6 competing on February 2nd and Regions 7-9 competing on February 3rd.
  • Both regional diving events will take place at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles.
  • Host schools and information is being posted to the KHSAA Swimming & Diving page as it becomes available. 
  • Points accumulated in the Diving Meets will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming region meet team totals.

FOR SWIMMING COMPETITION:

  • Hosts/sites have been finalized for eight of the nine regional meets, and are listed below for reference.
  • The regional swim meets are scheduled for the weekend of February 4-5.
  • If a host site needs to be adjusted in response to local restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, please let our office know immediately.
    • Region 1 – […]

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01/04/22 – Tentative Host Sites for Region Swimming & Diving

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As of 1/14/22, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2022 Swimming and Diving Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change: 

Swimming Host School/Site Dates and Times Region 1 Hopkinsville/Hopkinsville HS Preliminaries: February 5th 10:30 a.m. & Finals: 4:00 p.m. Region 2 Owensboro High School/Owensboro Health Park Preliminaries: February 1st – 3:30 p.m. Girls, February 3rd – 3:30 p.m. Boys. Finals: February 5th – 11:00 a.m. Region 3 Elizabethtown/TK Stone Middle School Preliminaries: February 4th – 12:30 p.m. Finals: February 5th – 12:00 p.m. Region 4 St. Xavier/Prelims@ St. Xavier, Finals @ University of Louisville Preliminaries: February 5th – 9:00 a.m. Finals: February 5th – 5:00 p.m. Region 5 Trinity (Louisville)/University of Louisville Preliminaries: February 4th – 6: 00 p.m. Finals: February 5th – 5:00 p.m. Region 6 Woodford County/Falling Springs Preliminaries: February 4th – 11: 00 a.m.     Finals: February 5th – 11:00 a.m. Region 7 Boone County/Silverlake Preliminaries: […]

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12/22/21 – Swimming & Diving Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

Swimming Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among swimming and diving participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the […]

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12/08/21- KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2020-21 Seasons

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2021

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sport. These awards are announced during the late fall following the recognized year.

The complete list of honorees from Kentucky for 2020-21 is:

Boys Baseball- Richard Arnold, Trinity (Louisville)
Boys Basketball- Kevin Listerman, Highlands
Girls Basketball- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Cross Country- Joe Buechler, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Cross Country- Brian Allesandro, Highlands
Girls Field Hockey- Amy Elliott, Kentucky Country Day
Boys Football (11-Player)- Justin Haddix, Boyle County
Boys Golf- James Chaney, Trinity (Louisville)
Girls Golf- Aaron […]

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12/1/21 – Swimming & Diving Uniform Reminder

Swimming Blog Updates

The KHSAA office has received some inquiries from coaches and officials about NFHS Swimming uniform Rule 3-3-3 and wanted to send out a note to clarify. Rule 3-3-3 states: 

The uniform consists of a suit and, if worn, cap(s). 

  • The suit or cap(s) may display the competitor’s name, school name, school nickname and/or the school logo. 
  • Advertising or name other than that permitted in 3-3-3c is prohibited. 
  • A single visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference, no more than 2 1/4 square inches with no dimension more than 2 1/4 inches is permitted on each item of the uniform [suit and cap(s)]. 
  • One American flag, not to exceed 2 inches by 3 inches, maybe worn or occupy space on each item of uniform apparel. By state association adoption, to allow for special occasions, commemorative or memorial patches, not to exceed 4 square inches may be worn on the uniform without compromising its integrity. 
  • NOTE: The FINA mark, individual barcode […]

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  • 2021-2022 Dive of the Week Schedule (6 Dives)

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    2021-2022 Invitational Regular Season Swimming and Diving Meets

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    10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

    2021-2022 News Releases

    As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Recommendations (RTA/RTP). As a result of those continued meetings and review of current and evolving literature, changes have been made to the RTA/RTP and RTA/RTP form and those changes are located at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf. For districts that have summarily adopted the “KHSAA” recommendations, these changes should be considered immediate.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, this group has been passionate advocates for the students being involved in sport due to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits, but also for safety in mitigating the spread of the virus. They are also keenly aware of the first priority of nearly everyone in the education community, that being a full year […]

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    10/06/21 – Swimming & Diving Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

    For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

    OFFICIALS

    • October 6 to December 25 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • December 26 to January 14 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • January 15 to January 21 (Officials) – the Swimming […]

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    07/07/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter Sports

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021

    Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

    One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

    The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2020-21 winter season are John Eschan for wrestling, Terri Tonges for swimming & diving and Hannah Reynolds for basketball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an […]

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    05/18/21 – 20th Century History of Aquatics in Kentucky Research Assistance

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Former University of Kentucky swim coach and aquatics director Wynn Paul, along with former swimmer Bill Lawrence are working on a book on the history of swimming in Kentucky.  

    Among the various chapters will be early teams, meets, facilities, age-group teams, club teams, college teams, YMCA, summer leagues, Special Olympics, Paralympics, water polo, and high school swimming.

    The project will include state meet results and since early results published were only last names, they are in need of assistance from school administrators, coaches, and past participants to include first names. 

    If anyone is able to assist, you can contact Mr. Paul at (859)271-3394 or (859)361-8965 (Cell).  His mailing address is Wynn Paul, 3332 Carriage Lane, Lexington, KY 40517.

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    05/10/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Additional Guidance Related to NCAA

    2020-2021 News Releases

    Information specific to this topic is now included in the compiled SB128 SSYP Informational post at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us

     

     

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    04/21/21 – KHSAA State Championships Begin Thursday For Swimming & Diving and Archery

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021

    The KHSAA State Swimming & Diving and KHSAA State Archery Championships will be conducted across various sites this week in response to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor events. The non-traditional format ensures the KHSAA is able to offer a culminating event for both Swimming & Diving and Archery, while advancing its standard number of qualifiers to the state championship.

    The 2021 KHSAA State Archery Championships get underway Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Central, as Warren East HS hosts the Region 1 & 2 state qualifiers at Ephram White Gymnasium. The qualifiers from Regions 3, 5 & 9 will compete at Anderson County HS on Friday, April 23 with the competition beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Ryle High School (Regions 4, 6 & 7) and Lexington Christian Academy (Region 8, 10 & 11) will serve as the other host sites for the state championship, with their events split across Friday and […]

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    04/15/21 – Standing Forward Takeoffs Approved in High School Swimming and Diving Rules

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an effort to increase participation in high school swimming and diving, standing forward takeoffs have been approved, effective with the 2021-22 school year.

    This significant addition to high school diving was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee at its March 21-23 meeting held virtually this year. All of the committee’s recommended rules revisions were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    The addition to Rule 9-5-2 states that for standing takeoffs, “the diver will assume a starting position that includes an upright head and body with arms straight and in a position of the diver’s choice. The diver may move the arms to various preparatory positions provided there is no attempt to start the dive.”

    The new language also notes that just before or after the starting position is assumed, the diver shall stop oscillating […]

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    04/12/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Guidance for Sports and Sport-Activities

    2020-2021 News Releases

    For a complete list of the provisions and information related to the implementation of SB128 and the SSYP, please see the following document-

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT

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    03/19/21- Welcome Back Media to Winter Championships

    2020-2021 News Releases

    From Commissioner Julian Tackett and the staff of the KHSAA.

    Hello to all of the members of both the Kentucky Press Association and Kentucky Broadcasters Association. When we gathered and then adjourned abruptly at Rupp Arena last March, most of us had no idea what the next 12 months would hold. We left that fateful afternoon hopeful for a short pause and then the “normal” completion of the tournaments, followed by a complete spring season. Little did we know.

    First, thank you. Thank you for your faithful service to our Commonwealth and, most importantly, to our member schools and communities and their most important asset, the students in our schools. We know you value each of them, whether or not they participate in sports and sport-activities, but we also know that the participants in sports and activities hold a place near and dear to so many of you.

    Thank you also for your tremendous work […]

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    2021 State Swimming and Diving Schedule

    Swimming Blog Updates

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    03/01/21 – Swimming and Diving Postseason Updates

    2020-2021 News Releases

    (Updated 3/11/21)

    Following the February Board meeting, the staff has been working to re-confirm postseason sites while also finalizing plans for the swimming and diving postseason.  The following is the current status of those postseason plans:

    Attendance
    Based upon building limitations and to maximize student participation, there will be no spectators at postseason swimming and diving events.

    Swimming Region
    All events will be timed finals only.

    Regions may be conducted during the two-week window beginning April 5-17.  Staff continues to work with managers in securing the schedule of dates and times.  Region sites are as follows:

    Region Site Date(s) Host School 1 Hopkinsville Boys’ & Girls’ SW-Sat., April 10 – Final Schedule TBD Hopkinsville  2 Owensboro Health Park Girls’ SW-Tues., April 13, 10:15 a.m.
    Boys’ SW-Thurs., April 15, 10:15 a.m. Owensboro Catholic 3 Russell County

    Boys’ & Girls; SW-Sat., April 10, 11:30 a.m. CST – Final Schedule TBD

    Russell County     […]

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    02/22/21 – Swimming & Diving Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year among swimming and diving participants for 2020-2021 is now open. 

    This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2020-2021 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

    The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2021. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2020-2021 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

    The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the […]

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    02/18/21 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Updates

    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.

    https://khsaa.org/02-19-21-board-of-control-updates-status-of-winter-championships/

    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 […]

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    02/19/21 – Board of Control Updates Status of Winter Championships

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021

    The Board of Control conducted a virtual meeting this week in light of the State of Emergency declared for Kentucky due to severe weather conditions, during which time staff outlined postseason options for the upcoming winter championships.

    The state bowling championships will be adjusted to a three-day format to allow for facility cleaning and appropriate ingress/egress. Gender-specific competition will be contested on the same day (the boys’ team and single competition on one day, the girls’ events on the next day, followed by the unified/adapted championships) to help alleviate travel concerns. The 2021 state tournament will tentatively be held March 22-24 (Mon.-Wed.) and will follow attendance restrictions per state guidelines.

    The continued attendance restrictions in place statewide for aquatic centers necessitate a change for the 2021 swimming & diving postseason. Of the nine sites selected to host regional competition, only one site is currently allowing fan attendance, but even […]

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    1/22/21 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Updates

    Swimming Blog Updates

    After yesterday’s Board of Control meeting, the KHSAA would like to update swimming and diving member schools on the process and goals to develop a revised plan for postseason competition during the ongoing pandemic.

    The Board has asked staff to gather data and information and formulate alternative structures and plans for the 2021 postseason meets. These alternatives are to be reviewed, at this point, solely for 2021 only, as everyone attempts to balance the desire for championship competition and the public health needs and requirements surrounding the pandemic.

    An alternative plan(s) is to be presented at the Board’s February 17th meeting. It is to include consideration of the feasibility of accomplishing the following objectives (if possible) in priority order:

    1) Maintain the full complement of 40 state meet qualifiers in each event advancing from nine regional competitions, even if the field is subdivided differently than past practice;
    2) A focus on ensuring, at minimum, […]

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    01/21/21 – Board of Control Reviews Status of Winter and Spring Sports

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2021

    The Board of Control held its fourth regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Thursday at the KHSAA Office, conducting a thorough status review of ongoing operations and championship plans. Staff provided an overview of all winter and spring sports and sport-activities, while outlining considerations and options for the winter events that will be presented for final review at the Board’s next meeting on Feb. 17.

    “Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to update the Board of Control and our constituency on the various issues and COVID-19 mitigations facing each of our sports and sport-activities,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Circumstances change rapidly during the pandemic but we hope to have a clearer picture for how we can proceed with our winter championships when the Board next meets in February.”

    Included in the staff’s report on basketball, was a preliminary discussion on ticketing to the 2021 Boys’ and Girls’ […]

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    2020-2021 Invitational Regular Season Swimming and Diving Meets

    Swimming Blog Updates

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    2020-2021 KHSAA Dive of the Week Schedule (6 Dives)

    Swimming Blog Updates

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    12/10/20- Board of Control Confirms Decision to Start Winter Sports Practice December 14

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020

    The Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its earlier decision by a 12-5 vote to begin practice for winter sports on Dec. 14th and regular-season competition on Jan. 4th. Prior to confirming the start of the winter sports season, the Board voted 12-5 to push back the dates for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to March 29-April 8 after narrowly defeating other alternative dates, with the event schedule and format to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.

    “These are extremely complex issues. Our Board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “At the same time, there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another […]

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    11/23/20 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW, WR

    Basketball Blog Updates

    We hope our officials continue to be safe and healthy as we look forward to a return to winter sports.   

    Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 exams will be open until Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  

    The tests will automatically close on December 7 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

    First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

    Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it […]

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    11/2/20 – Swimming Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Online

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    Now that the Healthy at Sports for Swimming has been published, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

    For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

    OFFICIALS

    November 2 to December 28 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    December 29 to January 17 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
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    09/16/20- Board of Control Approves Dates for Winter Sports to Begin Practice

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020

    The KHSAA Board of Control held its second regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year Wednesday morning, approving practice and competition dates for the winter sports and sport-activities of basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, swimming & diving, and wrestling.

    Bowling is permitted to practice on November 2. Competitive cheer and dance can begin official practice for its seasons this Monday, September 21 with a gradual segmented approach to activity over the next few weeks. Further details will be distributed to the member schools that allow for the resumption. Both competitive cheer and dance have already seen regional championships moved into the new year per the board’s July meeting. In cheer, these segments will further clarify “stunting” which has been restricted during the pandemic and resumption to play.

    Additionally, the Board approved clarifications on sideline cheer in that stunting (defined per NFHS rules as “One or more bases support one […]

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    07/27/20 – Student-Athlete Participation Rises for the 3rd Straight Year to New Record Totals

    2020-2021 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2020

    Student-athlete participation increased for the third-straight year in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities to reach record levels in 2019-20. A total of 107,166 rostered participants competed across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and six sport-activities according to information submitted by the membership, surpassing last year’s then-record total of 106,931. Football was one of 12 offerings to show an increase from the previous year, breaking a trend of declining participation for the last three years by adding 202 new student-athletes [freshmen, JV, varsity] during the 2019-20 season to remain the state’s most popular sport with 13,277 rostered participants.

    “The continued rise in student-athlete participation the last three years emphasizes the importance of school-based athletics in the fabric of the educational experience for these young adults,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The importance of these coach-to-student and student-to-student relationships is only amplified in these uncertain times, as we strive […]

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    05/04/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Swimming

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2020

    Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Swimming & Diving season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 204 licensed officials in swimming, Ruth Ann Bode (Fisherville) and Terri Tonges (Versailles) were chosen as finalists with Bode selected as the 2020 KHSAA Swimming Official of the Year.

    The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year, with the honorees for each sport chosen in the weeks immediately following each respective sport’s championship. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

    One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners […]

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    04/29/20- Revised Covid-19 Policies and Guidance Issued, May 1 to May 31

    2019-2020 News Releases

    THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31.

    THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGE

    RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE CAMPUS OF ANY KHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL OR ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY MEMBER SCHOOL, OR ITEMS RELATED TO SPORT OR SPORT-ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION DURING THIS PERIOD-

  • Facilities on school-owned property including competition and practice facilities, weight rooms and similar, as well as those facilities managed or in any way owned by the school or school system (all schools grades  6-12) shall remain closed for use related to sports or sport-activities in any manner through at least May 31;
  • These steps may sunset earlier if allowed by the Governor’s orders related to the phase-in steps of resuming activity, which will likely […]

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  • 04/14/20 – High School Swimming/Diving Rules Changes Clarify Proper Race Finish, Official Timing Procedures

    2019-2020 News Releases

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 14, 2020) — Providing more clarity on a proper race finish and official timing procedures are among the noteworthy high school swimming and diving rules changes for the 2020-21 school year.

    These topics were among those discussed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee at its annual meeting March 22-23, where a total of six rules changes were recommended for approval. The rules meeting was held in an online format to comply with current health safety guidelines. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    Rule 1-1-1 was edited to profile the end wall in more detail. Previously described as “the walls perpendicular to the race course,” the new definition broadens the term to include “the vertical portion of the pool, contiguous surface of the deck and overflow gutter, the front of the starting block or platform, or the touchpad at […]

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    03/13/20- (revised 04/02/20 and 4/17/20)- Athletic Dead Period Instituted for Athletic Programs in All Sports and Sport-Activities Due to Covid-19

    2019-2020 News Releases

    This information is in effect, as stated below, through April 30, 2020. Prior to that time, revised guidance and policy will be issued to be effective May 1 as we all collectively work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus on our campuses and among our athletes and coaches. Updated 4/2/20 and 4/17/20 based on inquiries from member schools and revised orders from the Governor and CDC Guidance.

    This impacts all KHSAA constituents and includes guidance from the Governor, Public Health Officials, the Kentucky Department of Education, and additional guidance from federal authorities. This original directive will continue to be updated regularly. This will be the sole site for information regarding interscholastic athletics in Kentucky involving rostered athletes or those that have participated in practices this year and coaches from KHSAA member schools, as well as the use of interscholastic facilities.

    Effective Friday, March 13, all sports and sport-activities, regardless of season, are declared to […]

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    03/16/20- Update on KHSAA Office Opening/Closing and Staff Availability

    2019-2020 News Releases

    In partnership with our State Department of Education, the Governor’s office, our member schools, the NFHS and similar to many other state associations, KHSAA staff has been directed to work remotely from home until at least April 10 (revised 4/2/20). Administrators will available via email. Our hope is to return to the office for regular hours later in April, however, this is a very fluid situation and could change at any time. Updates will be posted online.

    As of now and through at least May 1, all activity by rostered participants, coaches and those who have participated in at least one practice session for a middle or high school remain shut down as do all athletic facilities in control of our membership. As we all work together, everyone is hopeful to contain the spread of this virus. Staff will communicate any changes to future events through social media and the KHSAA website.

    Closer to May […]

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    02/19/20 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Head to UK Thursday

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2020

    The Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships will have a different look this year, with the event moving to the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus. The state swim meet was last held at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in 2006 and spent the last 13 years at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    Fans attending this week’s Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships should be advised that backpacks may not be brought into the Lancaster Aquatics Center by the general public per campus policy (http://bit.ly/38IVMou).

    On Thursday, parking will only be available in the Purple Lots located on Wildcat Court next to the Softball and Soccer Complex. After 2 p.m. ET, parking will also be available in the Green Lot next to Kroger Field off Cooper Drive.

    On Friday and Saturday, fans will be able to park in the Green […]

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    01/20/20 – Regional Diving Dates/Sites Announced – REVISED

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Following action by the KHSAA Board of Control to combine regional diving meets, dates and sites were announced and have since been revised.  Below is the current schedule for the events.

    Regions 1, 2 & 3 
    Region 2 Host
    Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. (CT)
    Owensboro Health Park, Owensboro

    Regions 4, 5 & 7
    Regions 4/5 Host
    Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. (ET)
    Wright Natatorium, University of Louisville, Louisville

    Regions 6, 8 & 9
    Region 8 Host
    Thursday, Feb. 6 Boys at 8:45 a.m.; Girls at 4:30 p.m. (ET)
    Lancaster Aquatics Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington

    All divers within a region will be scored separately, with points scored awarded accordingly.  There is no change to state qualifications for advancement.  

    Coaches should contact the host region manager for additional details […]

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    12/23/19 – Swimming & Diving Nominations Sought For Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Swimming & Diving participants for 2019-2020. Midway University has expanded its partnership to include both male and female nominations for 2019-2020.

    This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2019-2020 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

    The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early June 2020. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2019-2020 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year and announced at the banquet. All winners […]

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    11/25/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW/D & WR Officials

    Basketball Blog Updates

    NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming & Diving and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

    The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

    First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

    Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

    Please keep […]

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    11/19/19 – Board Reviews Fall Sports Championships and Ongoing Operations

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2019

    The Board of Control conducted a lengthy review of the recently completed fall sports and each respective championship, while also discussing ongoing operations and issues during the course of its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Tuesday. Among the actionable items in the meeting, the Board addressed the format of the Swimming & Diving postseason meets and the future placement for Sayre football.

    Over the last few years, staff received multiple requests to restructure region diving competitions due in part to facility issues and a shortage of qualified judges without a connection to a specific school. The situation was exacerbated by the expansion to 40 qualifiers in the state diving competition, with 22 at-large participants potentially leading to competitive issues if there is a perception that the judges are not consistent and objective at each meet.

    Following a survey of the membership, 75% of respondents voted in favor of […]

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    10/5/19 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Online

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is currently available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

    For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

    OFFICIALS

    October 5 to January 2 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 3 to January 22 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    January 23 to January 29 (Officials) – the Swimming & […]

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    09/23/19- KHSAA and Midway University Expand Student-Athlete Awards Program

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Midway University are expanding their partnership in the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards program to include recognition for males beginning in the fall of 2019. The program originally began in the spring of 2016 as a way for Midway University to honor female student-athletes, and will now include male and female student-athletes for all KHSAA-sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

    “We value our partnership with the KHSAA as we expand our on-campus offerings to include male students and male sports and look forward to continuing to get our message out across the Commonwealth to even more student-athletes and potential students,” said Midway University President John P. Marsden, Ph.D.

    “It is exciting to expand our relationship with Midway University to coincide with its own expansion of sports offerings,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “This was already a tremendous partnership through its effort to […]

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    05/08/19 – Board Approves BA/FP Semi-State Sites, Adopts Spectator Conduct Policy

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2019

    The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Tuesday and Wednesday at the KHSAA Offices, approving sites for the upcoming baseball and softball semi-state games while also addressing a number of policy revisions.

    Acting on a prior directive from the Board of Control, KHSAA staff has worked throughout the year to secure neutral venues for the baseball and softball semi-state rounds – with a preference given to collegiate sites if possible. The semi-state games will take place Saturday, June 1st, with the Board approving the following sites:

    SOFTBALL
    Semi-State 1 & 2 (Regions 2 vs. 1 and 4 vs. 3) – Western Kentucky University
    Semi-State 3 & 4 (Regions 6 vs. 5 and 8 vs. 7) – University of Louisville
    Semi-State 5 (Region 10 vs. 9) – Northern Kentucky University
    Semi-State 6 & 7 (Regions 12 vs. 11 and 14 […]

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    04/22/19 – Six Rules Changes Approved in High School Swimming, Diving

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 22, 2019) — Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race. With this change, swimmers can legally complete a race by touching the finish end (end wall), regardless of whether the touchpad is activated.

    This rules revision, which affects the finish of all strokes used in swimming, was one of two swimming and four diving changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee at its March 24-26 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    Rule 8-1-7 now will require swimmers to contact the finish end in the manner prescribed by the individual strokes. Descriptions of the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle finishes in Rule 8-2 state that a legal finish requires contact with […]

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    02/20/19 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018

    The 2019 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 21-23) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. Boys’ diving prelims are slated for 12:30-3 p.m. followed by the girls’ diving prelims from 6:30-9 p.m.

    This year’s event features a new format, as the entirety of the boys’ swimming and diving championship will be completed on Friday, with the girls’ swimming prelims and & finals contested on Saturday. Boys’ swimming prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, with the diving competition opening the championship finals at 5:30 p.m. and the first swimming events at 7 p.m. Saturday’s schedule of events will follow the same timeline, with the girls’ swimming prelims starting at 10:30 a.m. The girls’ championship begins with the diving finals at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls’ swimming finals at 7 p.m.

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    01/16/19 – Board of Control Sets Sites for State Softball and State Archery; Reviews Football Playoff Format

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019

    In its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Offices, the Board of Control finalized locations for two spring championships while addressing the future playoff structure for football and continuing its research for future revisions to state golf.

    Following last year’s action by the Board to transition the state softball tournament from a double-elimination format to single elimination, create an eight-team state tournament and a semi-state round, KHSAA staff sent out information to prospective cities interested in hosting the event. After reviewing information and options from both Lexington and Louisville, the Board approved a recommendation to award the 2019 and 2020 State Softball Championships to the University of Kentucky’s John Cropp Stadium.

    “The young ladies in the Commonwealth are so blessed to have great facilities interested in hosting the revised state tournament format,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “It will change many of the dynamics […]

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    12/14/18 – Swimming & Diving Updates & Reminders

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    There are a variety of reminders and updates included below for Swimming & Diving Coaches and participants. The information below supersedes any previous communication/interpretation issued.

    Regular Season Schedule for Both Swimming and Diving
    The Association has been communicating with Invitational meet hosts in an attempt to update the KHSAA website listing. Please review and email Kara Howard (khoward@khsaa.org) with any details if you are hosting any type of swim meet, including a diving invitational. Please include details such as the use of electronic relay equipment, use of wedges and if diving is part of the meet. To report your meet, go to https://khsaa.org/invitational-regular-season-swimming-and-diving-meets/

    Diving Coach Designation
    Administrators, please make sure the information on your diving coach (name and email address) has been entered in the school personnel area through the KHSAA website to assist these coaches in getting proper communications from the office. Even if your swimming coach is also the diving coach, […]

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    11/14/18 – Board of Control Adjusts 2019 Fall Seasons, Sets State Championship Sites

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2018

    During the course of its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control made adjustments to the 2019 fall sports seasons and finalized sites for this year’s State Baseball and Swimming & Diving Championships.

    For the last several years prior to 2018, the soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons all culminated on the same weekend. With volleyball moving a week earlier in 2018 to avoid a conflict in Louisville with the Breeders’ Cup, the Association had the opportunity to reevaluate the structure of its seasons while also looking to alleviate concerns with competitions on ACT test dates.

    With those factors in mind, the Board approved a recommendation to set the start of the 2019 Soccer regular season to begin in NFHS Week 6 (8/11-8/17) and end with the final regular season week in NFHS Week 13 (9/29-10/5). […]

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    10/01/18 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is available beginning today, October 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

    For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

    COACHES

    October 1 to December 31 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 1 to January 20 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    January 21 to February 3 […]

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    09/25/18 – Board of Control Addresses Future Championship Formats and Schedules in Several Sports

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018

    The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Thursday, September 20 at the Association offices. Much of the day’s agenda involved ongoing discussion of the future format of several KHSAA championships. Among the action taken, the Board gave tentative approval to transitioning the State Softball and Baseball Tournaments to 8-team single elimination events, with the key provision of re-establishing semi-state play, preferably at non-high school sites. This builds upon last year’s decision to move away from the double-elimination format in Softball, in the interest of player safety and gender participation experience equity.

    The tentative plan would transition these championships to 8-team events with first round, semi-state games, rotated in geographic pods and played at a neutral site. The Commissioner and staff were directed to develop site criteria for semi-state games for review at October’s Board meeting, with the goal to […]

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    09/10/18- KHSAA Member High School Swim & Dive Team Promotion

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Pannell Swim Shop, the title sponsor of the KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships and Swimming Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, is excited to offer the following promotion!

    Special Discounts on Team Suits & Apparel

    • FREE Team Logo Specially Designed for Competitive Swimwear*
    • FREE Coaches Apparel – Polo or Dry Fit Shirt**
    • 20% Coach Discount on all products purchased by the coach
    • 20% Discount on all Championship Tech Suits for Athletes (Individual or Team orders)
    • In addition to the promotion specials, we supply caps, awards, apparel, gear, pool equipment, and any other supplies you will need for a successful season.
    • We are happy to create a team-specific website for families to place suit orders, minimizing the burden on team coaches and administrators for collecting payments.

    * Free team logo is a white heat transfer logo, additional color options/embroidery can be selected for an additional fee.

    ** Free coaches apparel is limited to 2 shirts per team. Additional […]

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    07/23/18 – Eight Student-Athletes Headed to NSLS; Three Staff Members Appointed to NFHS Committees

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2018

    Eight student-athletes from across the state will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 23-25, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The eight student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the 2018-19 school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

    The KHSAA delegates for 2018 are:
    Ethan Barnett (St. Mary)
    Hannah Heile (Assumption)
    Connor (CJ) Johnson (Marshall County)
    James Kalso (Muhlenberg County)
    Rhiona Marshall (Bryan Station)
    Misty Thompson (Fort Campbell)
    Brooklyn Willis (Muhlenberg County)
    Seth Wright (Lewis County)

    This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the fourth national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes selected to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The […]

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    05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018

    The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall winner for 2017-18. Beginning in May of 2017 with the State Bass Fishing Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 15 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2018 State Archery).

    The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a […]

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    02/20/18 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Start Thursday

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018

    The 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 22-24) begin Thursday afternoon with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. Boys’ diving prelims are slated for 12:30-3 p.m. followed by the girls’ diving prelims from 6:30-9 p.m.

    Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims starting at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship finals get started at 11 a.m. with the boys’ competition, and conclude with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 5:15 p.m.

    Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 4:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

    A complete schedule of events, the official championship […]

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    2/11/2018 Swimming and Diving Regional Results and State Psych Sheet

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Results for the 2018 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Meets as well as the Psych Sheet for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view Regional Results by going to the following link and clicking on 2018 KHSAA Region/State Entries/Results:

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

    The Psych Sheet can be viewed by going to the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2018/18psychesheetswimming.pdf

    Please be sure to contact the KHSAA if you have any additional questions. 

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

     

     

     

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    01/16/18 – Regional Instructions for Swimming and Diving

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Instructions and Regional Managers for the 2018 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Meets are posted on the KHSAA website. Included with the list of Regional Managers is the location for each Regional Meet. 

    You can access this information by going to the following link and clicking on the Region Tournament Information and Instructions tab:

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

    Please be sure to contact the KHSAA if you have any additional questions. 

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

     

     

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    11/27/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming Diving Officials

    Basketball Blog Updates

    NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online.  The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

    The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

    First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

    Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

    Please keep […]

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    10/03/17 – 2017-2018 Swimming and Diving Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Swimming 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

    • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.
    • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
    • October 2 to January 6  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • January 7 to January 26  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. 
    • January 27 to February 9  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed […]

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    08/03/17 – Pannell Swim Shop Returns as Title Sponsor of State Swim Meet

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 3, 2017

    The State Swimming and Diving Championships will have a title sponsor once again, as Pannell Swim Shop and the KHSAA have reached an agreement on a three-year deal beginning with the upcoming 2018 championships. Pannell Swim Shop, which previously served as title sponsor of the State Swim Meet from 2009-13, has 30 years of experience serving the swimming community as a premier one-stop shop for all swimming and swim-related needs.

    “Pannell Swim Shop is synonymous with high school swimming in the Commonwealth and we are absolutely delighted to have them continuing as a partner in support of our state meet,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Tom [Viney] has a longtime involvement in the swimming and triathlon community, and his familiarity with both our schools and this event are the ideal combination. Nothing could be more appropriate than for Pannell Swim Shop to rise to the occasion […]

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    03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

    2016-2017 News Releases

    Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

    Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

    We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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    02/22/17 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday in Louisville

    2016-2017 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017

    The 2017 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships (Feb. 23-25) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville. Boys’ diving prelims are set for 12:30-3 p.m. followed by the girls’ diving prelims from 6:30-9 p.m.

    Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims starting at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship finals get started at 11 a.m. with the boys’ competition, and conclude with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 5:15 p.m.

    Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 4:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

    A complete schedule of events, the official championship program, heat sheets and live scoring can […]

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    2/21/17 – Dive List Entry Form and Taping for All-American Consideration

    Swimming Blog Updates

    This is a reminder that the deadline for Diving Coaches to submit their diving entries to Mike Zehnder at the University of Louisville is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

    The electronic entry form is located on the last page of the State Meet Instructions:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/stateinfo.pdf

    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 different color credential each day and this credential will allow these individuals on deck only during the diving sessions of the meet. Coaches please share this information with anyone who plans on filming and email that person’s name to Darren Bilberry at your earliest convenience. Filming will occur next to the judges. Due to […]

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    2/20/17 – Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/insert2017.pdf

    Please do not hesitate to contact the KHSAA if you have any additional questions. Thank you. 

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

     

     

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    2017 Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The Psych Sheet for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship is available on the KHSAA website. You can view the Psych Sheet by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/17psychesheetswimming.pdf

    Coaches please review this sheet for accuracy in regards to the proper spelling of your athlete’s names as well as their proper grade level. Thank you.    

     

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    02/09/17 – State Instructions for Swimming and Diving

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Information for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship including, Participant Instructions, Hotel Information, the State Meet Time Schedule, and a Parking Map are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following link and clicking on State Swim Meet Information and Instructions:

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

    Please do not hesitate to contact the KHSAA if you have any additional questions. Thank you.      

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    01/27/17 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

    2016-2017 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

    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, as well as unauthorized […]

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    01/20/17 – Swimming and Diving Regional Instructions

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are now available online on the KHSAA website. Regional Swimming and Diving Meets will take place the week of February 5th through February 11th. These instructions can be viewed by going to the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/regionalcompetitioninstructions.pdf

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    01/16/2017 – Nominations Sought for MIdway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Swimming and Diving

    Swimming Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Swimming and Diving participants for 2016-2017.

    This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2016-2017 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

    The winner, if present, will be recognized at the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on February 23-25. In case the winner does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

    From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2016-2017 […]

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    01/16/17 – Swimming and Diving Regional Sites and Managers

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Sites and Managers for the 2017 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Championships have been posted on the KHSAA Website. You can view this information by clicking on  the following link:

    Regional Sites and Managers

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    12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

    Baseball Blog Updates

    OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
    Saturday, July 29
    Marriott Downtown – Louisville

    You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

    What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
    Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

    OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

    Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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    10/03/16 – 2016-2017 Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Online Now

    Swimming 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

    • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.
    • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
    • October 3 to December 26  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • December 27 to January 22  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. 
    • January 23 to February 5  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the […]

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    09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

    2016-2017 News Releases

    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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    KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

    Archery Blog Updates

      Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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    2/25/16 – Updated Parking Information for 2016 State Swim Meet

    Swimming Blog Updates

    Please go to the following link to review updated parking information:

    Updated Parking Instructions 

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    2/24/16 – Swimming and Diving Starting Block wedges

    Swimming Blog Updates

    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 […]

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