Seasons

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Good morning TISCA,

The Academic All State Application is live and ready to go. There are paper versions and digital versions. The application deadline is May 15th! Click Here to Access the Links for Academic All State Applications. https://tiscaonline.org/clubs/6768/pages/178180

The All District & All Region patch order forms are available as well! However we are experimenting with a new online system of ordering and paying directly through the TISCA website. Since this is the first year, we will still accept paper order forms.

The electronic form SHOULD (fingers crossed) be available at this link: https://www.tiscaonline.org/forms/22510-TISCA-Patch-order-form-

The paper All District & All Region order forms are available at this link: https://tiscaonline.org/clubs/6768/pages/178181

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For the sake of those that haven’t been camping out in front of their computer screens awaiting an announcement from U.I.L. concerning our State Meet. U.I.L. did just release the information that many of us have been anticipating. Since the University of Texas, as well as most all of the other state universities, are not allowing outside entities to use their facilities. The U.I.L. began reaching out to other quality locations throughout the state. The 2021 State Swimming & Diving Championship will be held at the Bill Walker Pool and Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio (North East ISD). These pools are located at 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road.

As you are making travel arrangements, I have attached a list of hotels that are located near
(within 8 miles) the facility that Mark Jedow has provided. As you make meal preparations, you
may want to also check the available restaurants COVID guidelines.

As the State Meet gets closer, UIL will release other information concerning Warm-up times,
COVID protocols, and spectator limitations. The dates of the meet will remain the same that
has been posted on the U.I.L. website since the beginning of the season. The schedule will be
the following:

Girls’ State Meet Schedule

Friday, Feb. 19 6A Saturday, Feb. 20 5A
10:00 am Prelims begins 10:00 am Prelims begins
12:00 pm Diving Prelims 12:00 pm Diving Finals
5:00 pm Finals begins 5:00 pm Finals begin

Boys’ State Meet Schedule

Friday, Feb. 26 6A Saturday, Feb. 27 5A
10:00 am Prelims begins 10:00 am Prelims begins
12:00 pm Diving Prelims 12:00 pm Diving Finals
5:00 pm Finals begins 5:00 pm Finals begin

T.I.S.C.A. is certainly very thankful for the diligence that U.I.L. has taken to make sure that our
athletes are being given the opportunity to continue their season. And we very much want to
thank Dr. Elza and Brandy Belk, as well as their staff for all of the work that they have done to
make this possible. Through all of their efforts, our athletes will continue to thrive as we
prepare them for their championships season.

Good luck to each of you and your teams as you prepare for District.

The document Hotels_Locacted_Near_NEISD_Aquatic_Facilities.pdf was attached to this post.

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We are pleased to be able to announce that our TISCA Virtual Clinic Info is now posted! Go to the clinic website here:
https://tisca.coachesclinic.com/

Register today for a chance to hear some of the best current and retired Texas high school swim coaches, Olympians, college coaches and motivational speakers!

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UIL has released an additional round of regulations for the 2020-21 Season. Please look over the information and adjust as necessary.

2020-21 Swimming & Diving Season Updates (Released September 2)

  • Only dual or tri-meets will be allowed and only one level of competitors (Var/JV/9th). A school could bring a girls and a boys team, but they would need to be the same level.
  • Dual and tri-meets may have an additional 3 swimmers or divers from schools who may only have one swimmer. All three additional swimmers or divers may come from the same school or one swimmer or diver from three different schools.
  • Double dual or double tri-meets are not allowed. Max of 3 teams at swim facilities at any given time.
  • Meets that are DIVING ONLY (no swimming) are limited to no more than 40 divers, there is no team limit, there is just the limit on number of competing divers of 40.
  • District Meets may only have one level of competitors participating on site at a given time. Example: if Varsity Boys/Girls are swimming, JV would not be allowed on site until the varsity athletes have left.
  • There are no limits to dual and tri-meets provided no school time is lost.
  • Changes have been made to the qualifying structure for the 2020-21 regional and state meets and can be found on the 2020-21 Swim & Dive Calendar & Update (page 2).
  • Additional information will be released at a later time concerning District, Regional, and State Meets

Dual & Tri Meet Search & Interest

To accommodate the new Dual/Tri meet only format, TISCA has a form that coaches can fill out if they are interested in hosting meets. There is a Google Sheet that will show who is willing and any open dates they may have.

Form: https://forms.gle/VDD8ptM2Kq3FrAZJA
Responses: https://docs.google.com/.../1zAhPwuwWloCMEh1jbJYpdx.../edit

Updated 2021 Swimming & Diving Postseason Schedule

January 30: District Certification Deadline

  • Top 4 in each event advance to Regionals

February 5 & 6: Regional Meets {1 day, prelims/finals}

  • 1st place in each swimming event & top 2 in each diving event advance to state; next 8 fastest will be called up

February 19 & 20: Girls State Swimming & Diving Meet (tentative) {1 day, prelims/finals}
February 26 & 27: Boys State Swimming & Diving Meet (tentative) {1 day, prelims/finals}

Click here or see attachment for additional information on the UIL Website: 2020-21 Swim & Dive Calendar & Update

The document 2020-21_Swim__Dive_Calendar__Update_9-2.pdf was attached to this post.

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Upon confirming with the UIL, below are the preliminary procedures for the 2020-21 Swimming & Diving season. Please note that these may change at any time and updates will be sent out and posted here as they are made available.

LAST UPDATE: 23 July 2020

COVID-19 Information

  • TEA requires all school systems to develop a plan for mitigating COVID-19 spread in schools. UIL guidelines require schools to include UIL activities for the 2020-2021 school year as a part of this plan and carefully plan for mitigating risk of spread as students and staff participate in them. Schools must post these plans on the homepage of the school website or any other easily accessible area of the school website. These plans do not have require UIL or TEA approval.
  • Information on COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year can be found at this link

UIL Additions for 2020-2021

  • Physicals – For the 2020-21 school year only, any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a preparticipation physical examination (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the medical history form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches.
  • Academic Eligibility-Credit Requirements – For the 2020-2021 school year, UIL eligibility requirements for the first six weeks of school have been modified to allow a student to be eligible for the first six weeks if they accumulated at least two and a half credits since the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools may impose additional requirements.

Season Reminders Concerning 2020-21 Regulations

  • Beginning August 3rd the sport specific skill time will be increased to 2 hours per kid, per day. This will stay into effect for 5A & 6A schools through September 7th. If school has started (virtual or in-person) the athletic period would be included in that 2 hours.
  • Face coverings must be worn by any team or event personnel while not actively engaged in a swim or dive. This includes warm-up pools.
  • Invitational Meets may have no more than 8 total schools and only one level of competitors (Var/JV/9th). A school could bring a girls and boys team, but they would need to be the same level.
  • District Meets may only have one level of competitors participating on site at a given time. Example: if Varsity Boys/Girls are swimming, JV would not be allowed on site until the varsity athletes have left.
  • Additional information will be released at a later time concerning Regional and State Meets
  • Invitational Meets may have no more than 8 total schools and only one level of competitors (Var/JV/9th). A school could bring a girls and boys team, but they would need to be the same level.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and exercise equipment.
  • Pre and Post Meet Ceremony: Establish swimming & diving specific social distancing meet protocols including the elimination of handshakes before and after an event.

Important Dates
Conference 1A-4A Schools

  • Practices can begin
  • Meets may begin after August 17, 2020

Conference 5A/6A Schools

  • Practice & Meets may begin after September 7, 2020

January 30, 2021 District Certification
February 5 & 6, 2021 Regional Meet
February 19-20, 2020 State Meet