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Katie Ledecky

GREETINGS   IOA  SWIM  OFFICIALS:  **** 

Here are the new rule changes for the upcoming Swim Season from the NFHSS: 


Swimming and Diving Rules Changes - 2018-19

Rule 1: Rule 1 has been reorganized to more accurately reflect and define meet specifications and organization.

Rationale: Clarifies and consolidates terminology and reorganizes sections to reflect the order in which rules appear in the rules book.

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.    

2-7-2c (NEW), 2-7-2 NOTE (NEW): Options for starting platform malfunctions are provided, and direction for malfunctioning swimming equipment has been re-organized.

Rationale:  Clarifies directives when swimming equipment malfunctions or is non-compliant.  

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: Emphasizesthe importancethat participants are aware of all details associated with the event.                                  

4-5-3, 4-7: The responsibilities of stroke inspectors and turn/finish judges can now be combined by the referee.  

Rationale: Specifies when the availability of officials is limited, the referee has the option to staff the deck effectively and efficiently with available officials. 

5-1-2a: In non-championship meets, thedivingeventmaybe held first, last or simultaneously with the swimming events, in addition to the traditional placement as Event 5 between the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Rationale: Allows for flexibility in conducting the diving event within the dual meet program which will permit more options for competing teams. 

5-3, 5-3-2, 5-3-6 NOTE: Section 5-3 has been updated to provide lane and heat assignment protocol from the dual meet to the championship meet.  

Rationale: Clarifies direction for situations in which the number of teams and/or entries cannot be equally divided into the number of available lanes. 

5-4-2: New language provides scoring protocol based on pool facilities with differing numbers of available lanes.  

Rationale: Clarifies protocol for number of qualifiers and scoring for facilities that have 4, 6, 8, 9, or 10 lanes available.   

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.

 

2018-19 SWIMMING AND DIVING MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES

2-6: Reorganizes water condition requirements and provides directives for non-compliant conditions.     

2-7-9, 7-2-5: Clarifies the recommendation for posting team scores through a meet.

4-1-2: C
larifies that a meet committee and meet director are only required for championship meets.  Other meets are administered by the referee or other officials appropriate to the type of meet.

8-3-3 NOTE: Instruction for the starting procedure during a backstroke relay was moved to a NOTE, as this is not an NFHS event.  The NOTE can provide the guidance that may be needed.


2018-19 SWIMMING AND DIVING EDITORIAL CHANGES

1-2-3, 3-1-1, 3-1-2, 3-2-1, 3-2-2, 3-2-3, 3-2-3 PENALTIES, 3-6-1 PENALTY, 4-1-2, 4-1-4, 4-1-7, 4-3-1b, 4-6-2, 4-6-3, 4-6-4, 4-9-3, 5-1-1 NOTE, 7-1-2, 7-1-3, 9-1-1f, g, 9-2-4


2018-19 SWIMMING AND DIVING POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  1. Suit Coverage
  2. Guidelines on Handling Contests During Lightning or Thunder Disturbances
  3. Officials Retention and Recruitment
  4. Scratch/Declared False Starts/Failing to Compete

ALL OF ABOVE ARE POSTED ON THE NFHS website under "sports" till the new rule books are issued.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THERE WILL NOT BE​ AN OFFICIALS SUMMIT AGAIN THIS

YEAR.  (2018-2019 SEASON)   DO NOT COUNT ON THIS FORMER SUMMIT FOR ADDED

MEETING CREDIT FOR THE TOURNAMENT APPLICATION.   THERE SHOULD BE  ONE ON LINE

MEETING FROM THE IHSAA TO SUPPLEMENT THE IN-PERSON MEETINGS WE WILL

CONDUCT.

 

MEETINGS LOCATION REMINDER:    CYO - 580 STEVENS STREET, INDY - 6:00 P.M.

 

​MEETING DATES  HAVE BEEN DETERMINED and CONFIRMED WITH THE CYO -

 

SEE BELOW

 

Your license and arm patches should be coming or already arrived via USPS.  

 

EVENTPAY is now active.  Some area schools will use this this season.  Check with your AD's - if

you need help setting it up I have a crib sheet they sent out on 07.30.18.   This season we will deal

with Arbiter, MYIHSAA and EVENTPAY.

 

 

OCTOBER    14TH     ORGANIZATION - NEW RULES REVIEW

 

NOVEMBER 11TH     TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED

 

DECEMBER  9TH       TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED.

 

JANUARY    13TH       TEST REVIEW and any other topic the group needs to discuss. 

 

JANUARY    27TH        TOURNAMENT DISCUSSION,  - For Those Selected to Officiate -

                                      Beyond the Tournament Application Deadline - will not count on your 

                                                application for tournament selection.

 

 

Topics will be taken from the IHSAA Materials but will include refreshers on

procedures, protocols, working as a team of officials as opposed to singular at dual

meets, Championship Meet Rules and Scenarios.   ALSO - Excel Dive Sheets required

by IHSAA for tournament.

 

MyIHSSA.net is now active and your meetings and other events such as certification clinics are

 

posted.  You should have had an email from Kerrie by now telling how to register.  If not make inquiry.  You

 

have to register to attend the association meetings and clinics in advance to obtain credit !!!!

 

If any of you out there are aware of individuals wanting to become licensed for

Swimming please pass along with their names.  We are trying to establish a class for

new officials.

New members may join IOA for $25.00 their first year.  If you know whom is interested

of anyone please send me their contact information.

 

  All the best - that's all for now.  If you have Questions ?  Let me know.


Dave Truitt - IOA Swim Rep.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

http://www.ihsaa.org/

http://www.arbitersports.com/

https://www.nfhs.org/

 

DAVE TRUITT - IOA SWIM REP.

dtruitt@iquest.net

765-482-0710 (w)

317-919-9511 (c)

 

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