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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Skip Lax cell office

2 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations

3 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations

4 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations

5 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations

6 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Swimming and Diving Rules Changes Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis

7 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations

8 In-Water Starts Rule 2-7-2b Chart In-water starts must be used in pools where the pool depth is less than 4 feet deep Water Depth from End Wall to The Point of Entry (0-5M) MAXIMUM Height of Platforms/Decks Above Water Surface 4 feet or more30 Less than 4 feetStart in water

9 Referees Jurisdiction Rule The meet referees jurisdiction begins upon arrival at the meet site and ends with the completion of the last event. The meet referee shall establish the official score of the meet within one hour after the last event under Rule The meet referee maintains administrative responsibilities for the contest through the completion of any required reports or correspondence in response to any action occurring while the officials have jurisdiction. State associations may intercede in the event of unusual incidents after the meet referees jurisdiction has ended or in the event that a meet is terminated prior to the conclusion of regulation competition

10 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Swimming and Diving Major Editorial Changes

11 Uniforms Rule The uniform consists of a suit and, if worn, cap(s). The suit or cap(s) may display the name and/or number of the competitor, school or mascot; Advertising or name other than that permitted in 3-3-2c is prohibited; A single visible manufacturers logo/trademark/reference, no more than 2 ¼ square inches is permitted on each item of the uniform (suit and cap(s)); An American flag, not to exceed 2x3 inches, and either a commemorative or memorial patch, not to exceed 4 square inches and with written state association approval, may be worn on each item of the uniform. NOTE: The FINA mark and/or individual…

12 Uniforms Rule The competitor has the option to wear a swim cap If worn, the competitor may wear more than one cap The cap may display name and/or number of competitor school mascot American flag meeting size restrictions in 3-3-2d manufacturers logo under rule 3-3-2c

13 Uniforms Rule Legal

14 Uniforms Rule Legal

15 Uniforms Rule Illegal

16 Accommodations for Individual Participants Rule NOTE Each state association may, in keeping with applicable laws, authorize exceptions to NFHS playing rules to provide reasonable accommodations to individual participants with disabilities and/or special needs, as well as those individuals with unique and extenuating circumstances. The accommodations should not fundamentally alter the sport, allow an otherwise illegal piece of equipment, create risk to the athlete/others or place opponents at a disadvantage

17 Illegal Jewelry Rule A competitor shall not wear jewelry. When it is discovered that any competitor is wearing… NOTE: When the competitor starts an event/round and is observed with jewelry, he/she shall complete that heat/round and be notified to remove the jewelry before becoming eligible for any further participation... PENALTY: When an official discovers a competitor wearing jewelry, a subsequent time within the same meet, the official shall:…

18 Integration of Backup Times Rule When the referee determines there is a malfunction of the primary (automatic or semi-automatic) timing system, and decides there is a need to integrate backup times, the following procedures should be followed: (eliminates additional language) a. Malfunction for a Heat:…

19 Other Editorial Changes 3-5-1Change terminology from act in an unsporting manner todisplay unsporting conduct 7-1-2fScoring shall follow 7-1-3a and 7-1-3b 8-1-2Deleted reference or after the start as this is covered elsewhere in the rules

20 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Swimming and Diving Points of Emphasis

21 Points of Emphasis Pre-meet Conference with Coaches and Captains Good communication before the meet ensures the competition will go smoothly Referee, under Rule 4-2-1, has responsibility to meet with coaches and captains through a pre-meet conference General information and items specific to the site should be covered at this time

22 Points of Emphasis Pre-meet Conference with Coaches and Captains Some of the more important items to address include: Introductions Reminder that jewelry is not to be worn during warm-ups or competition Coaches confirm all contestants are in legal suits and in compliance with jewelry rules Inform whether starting protocol will follow verbal starts or only whistle commands

23 Points of Emphasis Pre-meet Conference with Coaches and Captains Confirm the type of starting device to be used Remind that teammates should stay back away from the edge of the pool during races Cooperation is requested to have it quiet for the start of each race Remind swimmers of the whistle to get swimmers on the blocks Cover warm-down procedures Cover diving warm-ups Review schedule of warm-ups following diving or in the absence of diving during the meet Remind of proper sporting conduct

24 Designed for parents Explains what interscholastic athletics are about Provides information and resources to ensure their child has a positive educational sport experience Includes units on: What interscholastic athletics are about What You and Your Child Want Out of School Sports Having a Successful Educational Sport Experience Making the Call Plan for Improvement Keeping Perspective (Research based content provided by MSU Institute of Study of Youth Sport) The Role of the Parent in Sports

25 NFHS Officials Association Central Hub Contains sport information rules information rules library searchable rules book and case book video content on officiating sport, competition situations and interpretations

26 Concussion in Sports

27 Unsportsmanlike Conduct Any action(s) that warrants a coach(es) ejection will subject the coach(es) to a minimum next game suspension and the school to a minimum fine of $100. Ejections that subject a player to a next game suspension will result in a minimum of suspension of two (2) games for all sports except football and lacrosse. (i.e. flagrant fouls, malicious contact, spiting, biting, fighting, disrespectfully addressing officials, profanity)


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