2013-2014 Swimming and Diving. Rules Changes Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis. 1st Day of Practice: - No earlier than Oct. 30th Date of 1st Contest: - No earlier than Nov. 18th. Start Dates. Reporting Deadline - Saturday, Jan. 25th the week prior, 6:00pm
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Major Editorial Changes
Points of Emphasis
- No earlier than Oct. 30th
Date of 1st Contest:
- No earlier than Nov. 18th
Saturday, Jan. 25th the week prior, 6:00pm
Regionals - **Added 3A Central Regional**
Jan. 31st- Feb. 1st (diving normally the day before)
State- 1A/2A-Feb. 6th, 4A-Feb. 7th, 3A –Feb. 8th
Diving: Prior day
Please refer to the NCHSAA Web Site: www.nchsaa.org
For schedule of events (Swimming/Diving Page)
-Fall Try Out Dead Period
August 1stthrough Sept. 1st
-Spring Try Out Dead Period
Feb. 12th through March 15th
All regular season meets and conference tournaments must be completed before the playoff reporting deadline.
Coaches set the example and tone for their athletes and fans.
if any swimmers/divers on the team are from his/her
Divers must have successfully competed in at least one meet during the regular season in order to enter regional competition.
A printed copy of the Direct Athletic entries and a copy of the NCHSAA Swimming and Diving Eligibility Sheet must be signed by the principal, and coaches must present this at check in at 1A/2A and 3A and 4A regional meets (diving competition too). Divers must be entered in Direct Athletics with a score.
Do not fax diving sheets to regional directors. The diving entry form can be found on online at: www.diverline.com/EZMEET/DiveVerifierProgram.htm
Remember: (2) copies must be brought to the meets
Regional 3A and 4A Central Regional divers must register with divemeets.com
You may sign in and out changing times
and updating entries until the
entry deadline of 6pm on Saturday, January 26.
When you register your contact information with Direct Athletics, make sure you are giving the coach’s phone number where he/she can be reached on January 26th or 27th. If there are any issues with your entries, this is the number we’ll call.
Register the appropriate information for all your athletes (SWIMMERS AND DIVERS!).
Make sure you hit the “SUBMIT” button each and every time you update information so that it’s saved.
SATURDAY, January 26 @ 6:00 P.M.
(Will show up in early January)
Select to enter Swimmers/Divers in their events.
Forms must be signed at each meet the official works. The form must be returned to the NCHSAA Office by March 2, 2014
Information, grades and referee status can be found on www.nchsaa.org, click on the Swimming and Diving Tab (left hand side of the home page)
There are automatic and consideration times again for all classes, 1A/2A, 3A and 4A Regionals. All swimmers with automatic qualifying times will be accepted into the meet regardless of the number of swimmers who qualify. If there are any empty lanes in the slowest heat of any event, the swimmers or relay teams with the fastest consideration times will be accepted to fill out the empty lanes.
QUALIFYING TIMES can be found on the web site: www.nchsaa.org , under Swimming & Diving Page.
Top-eight fastest times from each 3A and 4A regional (East, Central and West)
Top-twelve fastest times from each1A/2A regional (East and West)
In order to qualify for and advance to State Championships each swimmer or relay team must have achieved the Regional Qualifying standard (automatic or consideration) during either the Preliminary or Final competition.
No split times or aggregate times are allowed for qualifying relay teams
Check the NCHSAA website on an ongoing basis for any updates. You must refresh your computer to make sure it shows the new changes
** Schools fielding a team must compete as a team during the regular season and times must be achieved in high school competition.
**Individuals representing their school, where no team is fielded, must achieve qualifying times in high school competitions.
(1) week of July 4th(if 4th on Saturday, week before; if 4th on a Sunday, then it’s the week after)
(2) week of the coaches clinic, which we are now in.
Major Editorial Changes
Points of Emphasis
New Courses at nfhslearn.com!
-Coaches sign the coaches’ clinic attendance sheet to receive credit for attendance and to avoid $400 fine for your school;
-Officials sign the officials’ attendance sheet to receive credit for this state clinic.
Have a Great Season!