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2 IHSAA On-Line Rules Meetings Instructions 1.View this presentation in its entirety. 2.Take the short quizzes that are placed throughout this presentation. 3.All quizzes must be 100% correct before moving to the next section. 4.Get credit for attendance by completing all three of the quizzes that are a part of this presentation. 5.For a purely visual view of this presentation, click on: You must return to the presentation to take the quizzes, however. 6.This presentation will start automatically.

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

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

5 Preferred Numbering of Lanes Rule Visible numbers identifying the lanes shall be provided. The lanes, when practical, should be numbered from right to left as the swimmer stands facing the course

6 Subsequent Violation of Illegal Attire/Jewelry Rule 3-3-5, Penalty An official discovers a competitor wearing illegal attire or jewelry a subsequent time within the same meet. When it is prior to the start of the heat/round, the official shall notify the competitor to make the uniform legal and/or remove the jewelry before becoming eligible to compete.

7 Subsequent Violation of Illegal Attire/Jewelry Rule 3-3-5, Penalty When the illegal attire or jewelry is observed on the competitor during the heat/round the official shall: a.notify the competitor at the completion of that heat/round that the competitor was not eligible to compete and is disqualified from that heat (or in diving, he/she has a failed dive). b.notify the competitor and/or his/her coach that the competitor is now ineligible to compete in any further competition until compliant with Rule

8 Recall Device Rule A recall device shall be required. Several options exist for a recall device: Horn Horn Light Light Whistle Whistle Recall Rope Recall Rope A recall rope is not required and no longer needs to be listed in the rule.

9 Dual Confirmation – Referees Mechanics Rule 4-2-2k During the meet it is the referees responsibility to signal by raising one hand over the head with open palm immediately upon discovering a swimming violation. When using dual confirmation the referee shall not signal immediately on relay takeoffs and no-recall false starts.

10 Time Differences of More Than 0.3 Seconds May Indicate Potential Timing System Malfunction: Rules 4-8-3, Lane FAT * Watch * A difference of more than 0.3 seconds between automatic and backup times may indicate a potential malfunction. Lane 3 has potential malfunction: Timing equipment operator shall report discrepancy to referee Referee shall determine if indeed there is a malfunction

11 Backstroke Start Rule Swimmers step into the water feet first and line up in the water facing the starting end. Both hands must be in contact with the end of the pool or starting platform Upon the starting command Take your mark, the swimmers shall promptly assume stationary position. When all swimmers are stationary, the starter activates the starting device. Prior to command Take your mark and until feet leave the wall, the swimmers feet including toes shall be completely under the surface of the water.

12 Pool Water Depth Rule 9-1-1f Water depth at any point 2 to 5 feet in front of the end of the board, must be 12 feet (3.658 meters) or more. Pools constructed prior to January 1987 must be a minimum of 10 feet (3.045 meters) deep from this same point of measurement.

13 Questions You must now answer the following questions with 100% accuracy before moving on to the next part of the presentation.

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15 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Major Editorial Changes

16 Blood Detected on Competitor Rule Changes the reference to blood on the suit from excessive to any. Outlines procedures for care of a competitor who is bleeding or has blood on the suit: A.Individual shall leave activity until bleeding is stopped B.Wound is covered C.Suit and/or body appropriately cleaned, and/or D.Suit changed The individual may return to competition once appropriate care is received.

17 Editorial Changes 3-3-1Removes reference to visibility of the number as a number is not required in swimming/diving Defines that in non-championship meets, when one official assumes responsibilities of both the referee and the starter, the correct reference is referee/starter Changes the second paragraph of previous to a new Article 3 as the referee as head official applies to non- championship and championship meets.

18 Editorial Motionless vs. Stationary Rule Throughout the swimming rules and related materials the terminology used with starting procedures has changed from motionless to stationary. The term motionless, by strict enforcement, is no movement by the swimmer regardless of whether or not the movement was directly or indirectly related to initiating a starting movement.

19 Editorial Motionless vs. Stationary Rule The term stationary provides clarification of incidental movements that sometimes occur after the command Take your mark and reflects the spirit of the rule for a fair start. National Federation of State High School Associations

20 Motionless vs. Stationary Rule SITUATION: The starter gives the command Take your mark and the swimmers promptly assume a stationary position. The swimmer in lane 4: has a quivering hamstring; is wiggling his/her toes; has the heel of the back foot quivering; rocks back and then stops and holds the position; has slight head movement.

21 Motionless vs. Stationary Rule SITUATION: The swimmers have received the command Take your mark and the swimmer in lane 7 after the command: lifts his/her foot off the starting platform; has a sudden visible jerk of the head; is rocking back and forth on the starting platform.

22 25-Yard/Meter and 25-Meter/Yard Conversion Factors This conversion chart may be used for seeding and qualifying times but not national records. Girls Boys Reverted to previous conversion factor to accommodate for the fatigue factor in this event. Time conversions should use the chart on page 71 of the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book. Event 500 Freestyle/400m Freestyle Yard/Meter Meter/Yard Event 500 Freestyle/400m Freestyle Yard/Meter Meter/Yard 1.139

23 Questions You must now answer the following questions with 100% accuracy before moving on to the next part of the presentation.

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25 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Points of Emphasis

26 Referee/Starter Rule Note Referee/Starter The term Referee/Starter is found throughout the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book. It is used referring to one official serving as both the referee and starter in nonchampionship meets. Nonchampionship meet with one official assuming responsibilities of referee and starter Referee/Starter Championship or non- championship meet with two officials assuming separate responsibilities Referee Starter

27 Accommodating Competitor with Disability Rules 3-3-3, A competitor with a disability may use equipment or specific accommodations in the strokes, turns, etc. to accommodate his/her special needs provided, in the judgment of the state association, no advantage is gained and the sport is not fundamentally altered. Written approval from the state association is required prior to any adjustments made for the accommodation for competition.

28 Accommodating Competitor with Disability Rules 3-3-3, Request of Accommodation by School State Association Review Written Approval from State Association Competition with Approval of Accommodation

29 Accommodating Competitor with Disability Rules 3-3-3, Four sources for possible accommodations: USA Swimming (Rule 105) US Paralympics Disabled Sports USA Special Olympics

30 Accommodating Competitor with Disability Rules 3-3-3, Examples Swimmer who cannot start from the starting platform may use an in water start while the rest of the field uses starting platforms. Swimmer missing a hand may wear a paddle of similar size to corresponding hand.

31 IHSAA Information for Swimming and Diving

32 IHSAA Information Tournament Series Girls Tournament Series Sectionals – February 5, February 7, 2009 Diving Regionals – February 10, 2009 State – February 13-14, 2009 Boys Tournament Series Sectionals – February 19, 21, 2009 Diving Regionals – February 24, 2009 State – February 27-28, 2009

33 IHSAA Modifications Contest Season 1.Exhibition swimmers and/or divers are not permitted. 2.Swimmers and/or divers below 9th grade are not permitted to swim in a high school contest. 3.The maximum number of meets one can participate in is 18. An athlete is a participant in a meet if they enter one event, regardless of whether that event is a swimming or diving event. 4.A maximum of two IHSAA Outstanding Student Participant Waivers for non-school competition are permitted during each contest season. 5.Pre-tournament Vote The IHSAA will a ratings form to each swimming school. This form is very important, as it assists us in our attempt to select competent, fair and efficient officials for the tournament series.

34 IHSAA Modifications Tournament Series 1.To enter the IHSAA Swimming and Diving Tournament Series, a member school coach must attend an IHSAA Swimming and Diving Rules Interpretation Meeting. 2.The tournament entry deadline dates are listed below. All entries must be submitted on-line. Girls – January 29, 2009 Boys – February 12, A school may enter four (4) or less contestants in each event but only three (3) or less may participate. 4.Relay names must be designated prior to competition.

35 IHSAA Modifications NFHS Rule The meet committee shall make decisions on matters not specifically covered by the rules or on the misapplication of a rule during a meet. Judgement calls are not subject to review by this (meet) committee. The decision of the meet committee is final. Indiana Modification – The referees decision is final in all meet committee discussions. The meet committee shall serve in an advisory capacity, and function only if the referee-starter wishes to consult with it. All final decisions rest with the referee-starter.

36 IHSAA Modification Starters Protocol Indiana officials will continue to utilize Verbal Preparatory Commands as the starting protocol. Guidelines for the starting procedure are listed in the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rule Book on page 73.

37 IHSAA Information Information may be found on the swimming pages of Diving Referee Card Diving Score Sheet State Meet Invitations State Cuts Required Dives IHSAA Rules Interpretations IHSAA Participation Rules NFHS Rules Interpretations NFHS Rules Changes

38 IHSAA Information Officials A.During the regular season, officials are required to wear white slacks or shorts, a white polo shirt with IHSAA insignia and white tennis shoes. The IHSAA officials patch must be displayed on the left shoulder sleeve. B.Tournament Officials Application Deadline: December 20, C.System for Selecting and Assigning Tournament Officials 1.Officials who worked at the tournament level the previous year will automatically receive a tournament application. 2.Officials who did not work at the tournament level the previous year must request an application, in writing, between November 20 and December 20, Each official who applies for the tournament series will be mailed a printed copy of the criteria for tournament assignment.

39 IHSAA Information Officials IHSAA licensed swimming and diving officials who hold certified status and are interested in judging diving during the IHSAA state championships must attend a certification clinic. The clinic is designed to instruct swimming and diving officials in the finer points of judging diving. Only those officials that successfully complete the clinic will be given consideration for a judging position at the state finals.

40 Questions You must now answer the following questions with 100% accuracy before moving on to the next part of the presentation.

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