Board of Directors affirms coaches vote on State Championship Format


At their meeting Sunday, January 12, the Board of Directors affirmed the vote of the coaches held at the Age Group Short Course Championships to keep the 15-16 and 17-18 age groups in the Age Group Championship meet format for the coming year. The Age Group Committee, concerned with the lack of rest for athletes inherent in the current format, will consider a variety of other remedies for the long time lines and report to the Board at the February meeting. Some suggestions include making the maximum number of entries six in line with the other LSC championship meets, tightening the time standards, broader use of timed finals for longer events, and using chase starts as is done at the Zones meet. Others suggested adding a day to the 3.5 day format and giving swimmers a chance to swim the 800 Free Relay. Contact your Age Group Chair if you have suggestions.

The Committee is also preparing the draft of the 2014-2015 Meet Schedule for discussion at the February meeting.