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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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04/09/18- Four (4) Contest Minimum Removed from Most Sports/Events by Board of Control

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At it’s most recent meeting, the Board of Control addressed concerns from several of the  Commissioner’s Advisory Committees, particularly those representing the individual sports. These concerns surrounded a long-standing Association requirement for a set number of entries into high school competition prior to entering the region. In addition to issues relative to tracking, record keeping and monitoring, the Commissioner and his staff also noted issues relative to the problems this requirement causes at the local level and the inhibiting factor that these requirements might have on multi-sport participation.

Following a review of the discussion in various committees, a review of the rules in most other states, and based on a recommendation from the Commissioner after input from staff, the Board voted to continue to require four interscholastic contests in event-specific competition for those students entering the region meeting in Diving (Swimming and Diving) and Pole Vault (Track and Field). Only competition involving grades 9 through 12 […]

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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

Archery Blog Updates

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf with a digest of the proceedings at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HB290.htm. With the signing by the governor, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018, for KHSAA member schools.

The bill will necessitate an amendment to KHSAA Bylaw 22, Sec. 1 (listed at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw22.pdf) and this amendment will be done through the normal regulatory approval process this spring. Member schools will be able to engage in competition, should they choose, against homeschool units or involve homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

  • This change DOES NOT allow KHSAA member schools to participate against other schools located in located in Kentucky that have chosen not to join the KHSAA.
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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

Archery Blog Updates

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/corresponding-dates/. These charts are invaluable when scheduling year-to-year. It is critical that athletic directors and athletic administrators ensure that this information is passed on to any coach that assists with scheduling in any sport.

Events that are always held the same time each year, or contests played between opponents regularly at the same time each year, should use the corresponding week numbers for reference when choosing dates, not the relative position within the month. In other words, schools should think in terms of the game always being in week 12, 13, 14, etc., rather than the last weekend in December or first weekend in March. Using the corresponding week numbers will help prevent inadvertent scheduling issues.

For example, a quick look at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/federationcalendar.pdf illustrates 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.

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2/19/2018 – State Swimming and Diving Updated Parking Information

Swimming Blog Updates

There has been a slight change in regards to parking for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship. Spectators, fans, and team buses that were originally instructed to use Green Lot B beyond Papa John’s Stadium should now park in the back of Green Lot A to catch the shuttle to the Natatorium. Green Lot A will be marked by signage off of Floyd Street and there will be parking attendants on site to assist and direct cars and buses to the proper lot. This information has been updated in the state instructions and an updated parking map has been posted on the KHSAA website:

http://khsaa.org/swimming/2018/stateinfo.pdf

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

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

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02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018

As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coaches from Kentucky were honored as Coaches of the Year for their respective sports at the state level, while Johnson Central head football coach James Matney was named the NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award.

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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. 

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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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2/9/2018 – State Instructions for Swimming and Diving

Swimming Blog Updates

Instructions for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship are posted on the KHSAA website. 

You can access this information by going to the following links:

Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Instructions

State Meet Time Schedule

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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1/28/2018 – 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 2017-2018.

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 2017-2018 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 2018 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on February 22-24. 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 […]

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01/26/18 – Clarification on the Minimum Number of Diving Meets for Postseason

Swimming Blog Updates

The KHSAA would like to address several questions and potential confusion that has come up this season in regards to the minimum number of Diving Meets an athlete must have to enter the postseason.

As is stated in the Competition Rules,

“Athletes desiring to enter the Diving competition shall have competed in Diving during at least four high school meets on a team representing a member school during the regular season. Athletes entering high school meets where only Diving is contested or meets where that school’s only participation is Diving may count that participation against the required four (4) meets and the school does not have to count that particular meet against its maximum number of meets under Bylaw 23.”

Due to several meet cancellations as a result of inclement weather this season, and other administrative issues surrounding the rule wherein meet management may have misinterpreted the provisions to our coaches due to unclear communication […]

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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. 

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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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01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-activity of Archery. Where previously Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.

“With the continued growth of Archery since becoming a sanctioned sport-activity six years ago, staff was asked to look into the feasibility of creating a separate all-girls division,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The number of female competitors in our member schools and the overwhelming support of this proposal by the advisory committee made for an easy decision to recommend.”

Staff will return to the board in February with a final outline of the […]

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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.

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11/16/17 – Board of Control Addresses Future Basketball Calendar, Regional Alignment and State Advancement

2017-2018 News Releases

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017

The Board of Control conducted a regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday morning, during which time it addressed a future basketball scheduling conflict, the placement of a new school in 2018-19 and revised state qualifying in two championships.

With a facility conflict pending at Rupp Arena in 2021 due to the venue hosting first round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, an adjustment to the basketball calendar was necessary to accommodate the Sweet 16®. In addition, the girls’ basketball tournament was previously awarded to Rupp Arena in 2019 and 2020, with an option to extend to 2021 and 2022.

Based upon recommendation from staff, the Board approved a proposal to shift the start of the basketball season forward one week, for the 2020-21 season only, and adjust the corresponding dates calendar accordingly. The Commissioner was also authorized to begin […]

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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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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 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 closed panel consisting […]

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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. 

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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.      

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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

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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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2/24/16 – State Swimming and Diving Weather Information

Swimming Blog Updates

The 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State meet is currently set to proceed on schedule. However, if due to the severe weather on Thursday there is a need to delay or adjust the schedule, changes will be posted online on the KHSAA website and via the @khsaa and @khsaaevents twitter accounts.

Based on the actual weather that occurs, we will decide between leaving the meet on schedule or one of several contingency plans that could include diving preliminaries later into Thursday or even after the swimming sessions on Friday, or several other alternatives. Nothing will be determined until we actually determine accurate weather conditions.

We understand the need for each local school and school district to make safety the number one priority in regards to transporting their student-athletes and that there is the remote possibility that some will choose not to travel even if the meet continues as scheduled. We encourage you to always make those safety-based decisions. […]

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02/23/16 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016

The 2016 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 25-27) get underway Thursday afternoon at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with boys’ diving preliminaries at 1 p.m., followed by the girls’ diving prelims at 6:30 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the boys’ swimming prelims. Girls’ swimming prelims are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start time on Friday.

Saturday’s championship finals begin with the boys’ competition at 10 a.m. The state meet concludes with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 4:15 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 3:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

Live event-by-event results for all rounds of the 2016 state meet can be viewed at:
http://khsaa.org/swimming/2016/state/index.htm

The heat sheet and entries are […]

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2/23/16 – Updated Parking Information for State Meet

Swimming Blog Updates

Due to construction at Papa John’s Stadium the normal lot used for free spectator parking has been changed. Please refer to the link below to view updated parking information as well a University of Louisville Parking Map. There will be a shuttle bus running from the free parking area to the Natatorium throughout the meet. This lot is for spectator vehicles and for team buses to park after dropping teams off at the Natatorium. Bus drivers can park their buses in this lot and then ride the shuttle back to the Natatorium where they can receive a complimentary pass by going to Team Check-in. Please be sure to share this updated information with parents and fans.

 Parking Information and U of L Parking Map      

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2/23/16 – Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments

Swimming Blog Updates

Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:

Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments  

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2/19/16 – On Deck Access for Coaches

Swimming Blog Updates

In order to continue to address the concerns of the University Fire Marshal for the 2016 Swimming and Diving State Championships, teams with ten or more swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have three coaches on the deck of the pool. Any team with less than ten swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have two. The required credential to be on the deck will be a wristband. There will be a different color wristband for each day and they will be in the team packets for coaches to pick up during team check-in. This wristband must be worn at all times and visible by coaches who are on the deck. If the number of certified coaches that accompanies any team exceeds the number of coaches allowed on deck these additional coaches can gain admission at team check-in with a different color wristband but will be required to sit in […]

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02/17/16 – Dive List Entry Form and Taping for All-American Consideration

Swimming Blog Updates

Diving Coaches may submit their diving entries to Mike Zehnder at the University of Louisville via email or by going to the following link:

Diving Entries

For your team name make sure you use your school code which can be found here:

School Code

If you wish to send your entries directly to Mike Zehnder via email, send them to him at mikez@GoCards.com

Please be sure to include, the name of your diver, your school, and the list of eleven dives by number in meet order with the voluntary dives designated. .

The Deadline to submit these entries is Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST.  

Credentials will again be required for those wishing to be on deck to videotape the diving sessions. Anyone wishing to access the deck during these sessions will be required to go to the team check-in/media entrance on Thursday and Saturday to request their credentials after purchasing their ticket. There will be a […]

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