News and Announcements
Below is a link to the proposed NFHS rules changes for Swimming and Diving.
There is a coaches survey that NISCA is conducting for the NFHS on the matter.
Please respond by prior to March 18th concerning the proposed changes.
A reminder that All America Applications (Swimming , Diving, and Academic) are due by March 31st before late fees incur.
Submissions are free to current members (except for Diving processing fee) as long they are submitted prior to the season deadline. Renew memberships first before submitting will ensure your applications are processed correctly. It can take up to 24hrs for PayPal and NISCA to confirm payments to activate your membership. If you have forgotten your NISCA membership ID or password use the reset option or contact the NISCA webmaster or NISCA Secretary. You can link directly to the District and Region Meet results directly from the TISCA Page please link to the pdfs for your meets. For the State Meet use the links on the UIL website to the Live Results for processing.
Here are a few reminders for the upcoming District meets:
1. District Meet Directors should be “flexible” with the affected entries. Substitutions will be allowed ONLY for a COVID positive athlete. The only athlete that can be substituted in is one that has not maxed their own entries. An athlete may NOT be taken from an existing entry to put in the one that is vacated by the “COVID swimmer”.
2. The top 6 in each event at the District meets will advance to their Region meet.
3. Athlete of the Meet awards are determined by NISCA PowerPoints.
4. Please remember that only registered TISCA members can vote for and are eligible for the Coach of the Year awards. An updated list of TISCA members can be found here on the TISCA website: https://bit.ly/3rqrqSs
5. Please remind District meet directors to submit results to be posted on the TISCA website after the meet. TISCA Coach & Athlete awards should also be submitted for posting as well with the meet results. Here is the link for results submissions: https://bit.ly/3Gq6rFs
Good luck to you and each of your athletes!
A reminder that if you have not submitted your NISCA All America applications the final deadline is July 1st and all late fees must be cleared before that date as well.
You can view submitted and pending applications on the NISCA website.
The website lists accepted applications by event and is listed by athlete first name.
Relays are listed in school alpha order.
View Processed Applications:
To submit applications: https://www.be.niscaonline.org/Swimming/AppsProcessed.aspx
Our season submission deadline was March 31st before any late fees would incur.
Hope you are all having a great summer.
TISCA Vice President
NISCA Girls Swimming All America Chair
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to receive the Theron Pickle Scholarship. Each student-athlete has been awarded $1000 to continue their education
Kailey Turner – Magnolia High School
Megan Arendse – Grapevine High School
Alternate: Mary Judith Power – Granbury High School
Andrew Michael Guziec – Memoriał High School
Rhett Hensley – Coronado High School
Alternate: Cash Coats – Andrews High School
Thank you to all the high school student-athletes who took the time to apply for the TISCA Theron Pickle Scholarship Program. We wish you all the best of luck with your new adventures in college. Kris Jones, our treasurer, will be in contact with recipients soon to make arrangements for sending the scholarship money to the appropriate university. If anything changes with your intent to compete at the collegiate level, please contact Kris Jones.
TISCA Technology & Communications is going to be making a couple changes going into next year in the form of communications platforms and meet/tournament calendars.
At this time the new communications platform, SportsYou, is being pioneered by the TISCA Board at this time. At this time, it is planned for more information to be given to Region Representatives in July and opened to the full membership at the clinic in September. Please make sure your Region Representative has a current email for you and all other coaches on your staff. If there are any coaches who are not TISCA members, please encourage them to get their contact information to the Region Representative as well so they can also get the necessary information for your region.
In order to make it easier to compile and find meets and tournaments and their associated information, we will be getting rid of the online calendar. Included below is a link to the NEW meet/tournament submission form as well as a link to a Google Sheet that will contain this information. This Google Sheet will have all meet information, contact information, and links to meet information pages and entry files (if submitted). The website calendars and SportsYou calendars will be used for TISCA events and major events such as TISCA sanctioned meets, District deadline, Region weekends, and State Championships. The spreadsheet will automatically sort events in chronological order.
If you get a screen that reads “You can’t respond to Meet/Tournament Calendar Submission. Uploading files is not permitted when data loss prevention is enabled for your domain.”, please try reaching out to your IT department and/or try completing the form using a different, personal account.