Swimming and Diving
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Weekly Announcements

November
28

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FIRST COMPETITIONS!
It's an exciting week! I wish you and your teams the best as you compete in your first meets of the season. 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.

2018-19 DIVING WEEKS - BOYS
(Reference NFHS Rule 9-4-6)
Week 1 (Nov. 26 - Dec. 1) = Forward Group
Week 6 (Jan. 14-19) = Forward Group
Week 2 (Dec. 3-8) = Back Group
Week 7 (Jan. 21-26) = Back Group
Week 3 (Dec. 10-15) = Inward Group
Week 8 (Jan. 28 - Feb. 2) = Inward Group
Week 4 (Dec. 17 - Jan. 5) = Twisting Group
Week 9 (Feb. 4-9) = Twisting Group
Week 5 (Jan. 7-12) = Reverse Group, Etc.
Week 10 (Feb. 11-16) = Reverse Group, Etc.

2018-19 NFHS RULES CHANGES
As you prepare to host and attend competitions this week, 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 DECEMBER 7
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.