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Weekly Announcements

February
06

BOYS STATE MEETS (6A & 5-1A) ARE UPON US!
I wish you and your teams the best as you compete in final meets this week and prepare for the upcoming state championships. Good luck earning some additional state qualifications/considerations and enjoy skill-focused practices with more and more rest. As we approach the Boys Swimming & Diving State Championships being held at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Hummer Sports Park on February 14-16, please be sure to read the past Weekly Announcements as important information regarding this postseason event was shared. Also, current information can be found on the KSHSAA Swim & Dive Website


Boys State Meet Time Schedule





MEET ENTRIES
Review the specific information provided in last week's announcements and also located in the 2018-19 Swimming & Diving Manual. Both swimming and diving entries are due on Monday, February 11th by 11:00 a.m. Please list your school and coach information correctly matching it with the Team Abbreviations located on page 18 of the manual.

PASS GATE FOR TEAMS/SCHOOLS
The SW-1 Pass Gate Info Form must be completed/submitted online to the KSHSAA by noon on Tuesday, February 12th. Please be sure to include the name of a timer (all schools) and a diving judge if your school has divers qualified. Remember, only competing/entered athletes are to be included on a school's Pass Gate List. The Pass Gate Entry for the Capitol Federal Natatorium will be located at the southwest corner of the facility.

NFHS NETWORK BROADCAST OF FINALS
The NFHS Network will be broadcasting both the 6A Finals Session (10:30 a.m.) and the 5-1A Finals Session (3:30 p.m.) on Saturday, February 16th. Fans unable to attend can watch Saturday's Finals live on the NFHS Network for $9.95. The monthly subscription gives you unlimited access to the NFHS Network. Be sure to check it out even if you do attend on Saturday; so many high school sporting events from Kansas and across the nation. Click NFHS NETWORK BROADCAST - KSHSAA or go to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/kshsaa.

NEW ADDITIONAL TEAM AREA & WARM-UP/COOL-DOWN POOL
The 4-Lane Swimming Pool area located at the east end of the natatorium will be open to teams for additional crash-area and warm-up/cool down purposes. The aluminum bleachers located closest to the main spectator area on the north side of the pool will now be for spectators only; no teams will be allowed to sit there.

NEW STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MERCHANDISE & SALES LOCATION
In addition to State Championship Apparel Items such as short and long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies, this year State Championship Beach Towels will be available to purchase. Merchandise will be for sale in the storage room located in the northwest corner of the pool area. This is the same location swim items/apparel is sold during Club Meets. As you exit the lobby and enter the pool area, go to the right.

NEW GOFAN DIGITAL TICKET OPTION
Digital tickets may be purchased via GOFAN and Huddle Tickets. Be sure to download the GOFAN app to purchase digital tickets or go to the KSHSAA Swim & Dive Website and click on the "State Site Information & Location" tab and then click on the "Buy Digital Tickets" tab at the bottom of the screen. Here's a "How To" video link that you may find helpful: https://youtu.be/19hZlOSBBRE. Digital tickets do cost a bit more than at the door due to a convenience fee. Tickets can be purchased on site daily.

Ticket Prices:
- Student = $6 in person / $7.30 digital
- Adult = $8 in person / $9.40 digital

A "Friday Ticket" is good for all three sessions (6A Swim Prelims, 5-1A Swim Prelims, & Diving Semifinals) on Friday, so a person only needs to purchase one ticket for Friday. The same is true for Saturday, and there is only one session (Diving Prelims) on Thursday. Thus, if a person is planning to attend all three days, he/she would buy one ticket for each day. Digital tickets need to be visible on phone screens and shown to the ticket takers. Digital tickets cannot be printed.

People with digital tickets will enter the same General Admission Gate (North Main Entrance) as those who will be purchasing tickets on site. The digital ticket line will be on the right, and those purchasing paper tickets will enter on the left.