Swimming and Diving
Swim & Dive

 

Weekly Announcements

February
27

FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE
Hope all is going swimmingly during your first week of practice! With only one more, full week of practice next week before competitions/meets can begin on March 11, I wish you the best as you teach stroke technique and fundamentals and begin building up stamina and strength. Remember, to double-check and verify with your athletic director that all your athletes are eligible to compete (Physical Examination Parental Consent Rule #7 and Individual Eligibility Rules #12-26 in the KSHSAA Handbook). Click HERE to access the KSHSAA Handbook.

ONLINE RULES EXAM
All high school head coaches must successfully complete Swimming/Diving Test Part 1 and score 90% or better. This online test is open and available to access until March 18. Be sure to contact your school's athletic director for instructions including your User ID and Password. Only those coaches who haven't already completed this requirement such as recent hires need to do this. The majority of coaches have already done so.

2018-19 GIRLS DIVING WEEKS
(Reference NFHS Rule 9-4-6)

Week 1 (March 11-16) = Forward Group
Week 2 (March 18-23) = Back Group
Week 3 (March 25-30) = Inward Group
Week 4 (April 1-6) = Twisting Group
Week 5 (April 8-13) = Reverse Group, Etc.
Week 6 (April 15-20) = Forward Group
Week 7 (April 22-27) = Back Group
Week 8 (April 29-May4) = Inward Group
Week 9 (May 6-11) = Twisting Group
Week 10 (May 13-18) = Reverse Group, Etc.

RESOURCES/LINKS ON KSHSAA WEBSITE
There are many resources/links available on the KSHSAA Website (www.kshsaa.org) under the "Athletic" tab and "Swim & Dive". Be sure to check them out including info about the state meet, qualifying standards, past state champions and results, state records, diving score sheet, NFHS Rules Changes for 2018-19, ODP Information, NFHS Diving and Swimming Officials' Guidelines Manuals for 2018-19, and Weekly Announcements including previous ones.

LOOKING TO LEARN OR PROVIDE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ATHLETES/PARENTS
Great courses on timely topics can be found at nfhslearn.com. Most are free, some have a fee. I recommend the FREE "Coaching Diving" course for all swim coaches who get to judge diving. A new, FREE course on "Student Mental Health & Suicide Prevention" is available as well as:

Coaching Swimming = $50
Officiating Swimming & Diving = $20
Engaging Effectively with Parents = FREE
Social Media = FREE
Captains Course = FREE
Concussion in Sports = FREE
Mental Training for Performance = $30
Sports Nutrition = FREE
Several Learning Pro Courses (study & test taking skills) = FREE, and many more . . . check them out!