Swimming & Diving
Swim & Dive

 

Weekly Announcements

March
6

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FIRST COMPETITIONS!
I wish you and your teams the best as you may compete in your first meets of the season next week beginning March 11. Remember to promote leadership and team unity by empowering your team captains, upperclassmen, veterans to help teach/guide your novice, inexperienced athletes. Also, be sure to communicate with your parents about what to expect at a meet. Once again, veteran, experienced parents can be a great asset to assist new ones at meets. Good luck and have fun! The first official times of the season can be great motivators and used for goal setting purposes.

SPORTSMANSHIP
With first competitions rapidly approaching, please be sure to always be positive and professional. The KSHSAA places top priority on sportsmanship! It is imperative that coaches and officials willingly accept the responsibility of being positive role models. The ethics, integrity, and sportsmanship exhibited by adults have a profound effect on the young people who participate.

2018-19 NFHS RULES CHANGES
As you prepare to host and attend competitions, please be aware of the following NFHS Rules Changes (for a complete list of the 2018-19 NFHS Rules Changes CLICK HERE):

2-4-5: The 16.4-yard/15-meter marks must be visible on both sides of the pool deck.

Rationale: Although markings may be integrated into each lane marker/lane line, because the position of such floats are often irregular, the marks on the sides of the pool are the uniform default marking for all lanes.

2-7-2b: Backstroke starting ledges are not permitted in high school swimming.

Rationale: Clarifies that backstroke starting ledges are prohibited in high school swimming due to risk minimization.

4-2-1d: The referee shall conduct a pre-meet conference with the starter, the coach and the captain of each team for all non-championship meets.

Rationale: Emphasizes the importance that participants are aware of all details associated with the event.

9-4-6 NOTE 2 (NEW): The NOTE clarifies that it is permissible to conduct eleven-dive competitions during dual meets, double-dual meets, and other non-championship multi-team meets.

Rationale: Provides for additional options for competitors to prepare for tournament series events.

ONLINE COACHES EXAM - DUE MARCH 18
Warning - Do not wait until the last day to take this exam. Glitches can happen. User IDs and Passwords may not work. If you should encounter any difficulties, please contact the KSHSAA for assistance. Only those head varsity coaches who haven't already taken the exam must do so.
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[Previous Weeks]

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5-1A

OP-Blue Valley West HS

Wichita-Heights HS

6A

5-1A

Wichita-East

OP-St Thomas Aquinas


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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