AHSAA Central Swimming Sectional

AHSAA Central Swimming Sectional

The AHSAA will host their central sectional qualifier at the CrossPlex on November 17th and 18th.

DATE:November 17-18, 2017

LOCATION:Birmingham Crossplex, 2337 Bessemer Road, Birmingham Al, 35208

DIRECTOR:Robert Dellinger Robert.dellinger@ci.birmingham.al.us 205-279-8953

REFEREE:Tiffany Myrick tiffany.m.myrick@gmail.com

ENTRIES:All swimming entries must be submitted using HY-Tek and all diving entries must be submitted using cleanentries.com (Divers must also be included in the HY-Tek entries). Information regarding HY-Tek and cleanentries.com is available on the AHSAA website Swimming and Diving page. Once entered on HY-Tek and cleanentries.com, each school should e-mail their entries to Robert Dellinger (robert.dellinger@ci.birmingham.al.us ) by Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. It is the school’s responsibility to enter individual swimmers. Teams will receive a confirmation e-mail with entry lists for final approval. NO LATE ENTRIES OR DECK SEEDED ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED.

LIMIT:A team may enter only six (6) individuals per event and one (1) relay team per event. A participant may enter a maximum of four (4) events (diving events included), no more than two (2) of which may be individual events. Entries exceeding the limit will be deleted from the fifth entry on. Only the top 4 finishers from each team will advance into Finals. Only certified AHSAA coaches should be on the deck.
NOTE: Schools may enter their relay teams without individual names. It shall not count as an entry unless the competitor actually competes in the event. All students included in the entry may swim in the prelims, swim-offs and/or finals of relays provided he/she does not exceed the permitted entries for the meet. A relay alternate may be listed beside an entry’s name, but any substitution must be made prior to the start of the meet. An event may be deleted at any time; however events may not be added after the entry deadline. Sectional Qualifying times can be achieved at any meet from the start of the school year until the entry deadline date. If a Sectional time is not met at the meet then a coach must show proof of time to the Meet Director.

FEES:$5.00 per swimmer, including all alternates listed on the entry. Checks should be made payable to City of Birmingham, and sent to 2337 Bessemer Road, Birmingham AL 35208, prior to the meet but if you can’t please bring the check to the meet. If entry fee is not paid the team will not compete.

FORMAT: Sectional Meets will follow a prelim/final format, using the AHSAA State Meet order of events for swimming.

Diving will be a finals only competition. Diving competition consists of five voluntary dives and six optional dives. The five voluntary dives shall come from each of the five groups with their assigned degree of difficulty having a sum total of 10.0 or less. The six optional dives shall include at least one from each of the five groups. All five groups must be represented in the first eight rounds.

SCHEDULE:Diving- Warm-up 1:00-2:00 pm, Competition 2:00 pm
Swim Prelims- Warm-up 3:30-4:45 pm, Competition 5:00 pm
Swim Finals- Warm-up 9:45-10:45 am, Competition 11:00 pm

SCORING:Top 16 Relays/Swimmers will be scored as follows: 6A-7A
Individual: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Relay: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Top 8 Relays/Swimmers will be scored as follows: 1A-5A
Individual: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
Relay: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22

QUALIFYING:Individuals and relays placing in the top three in each event shall automatically qualify for the state meet. In the event that multiple swimmers/divers tie for third place, both swimmers/divers shall qualify for state. Any relay or swimmer who achieves the posted State Meet time standard at the Sectional Meets shall also qualify. These times must be achieved during the Sectional Meet or obtain the qualifying score in diving.
Note: Relay lead-offs and initial distance efforts will not be recognized as State Meet qualifying times. There will be no time trials held at Sectionals.
Note: Swimmers who qualify for finals must swim in finals.

AWARDS:1A-5A Top Female Team and Top Male Team Champion will receive Team Awards.
6A-7A Top Female Team and Top Male Team Champion will receive Team Awards.
Note: No individual awards will be presented at the Sectional Meets.

ADMISSION:$8.00 per day, payable to AHSAA.

Parking:$5.00 per day

RULES:The meet will be conducted under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the 2017-18 NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book and as an Observed meet under Southeastern Swimming, Inc. of United States Swimming.

OFFICIALS:All USAS Certified Officials interesting in officiating should contact the Meet Referee. The Meet Referee will select officials and assign positions for the meet. There will be a minimum of (1) starter, (1) deck referee, and (4) stroke and turn judges, according to Meet Referees discretion.

ELIGIBILITY:All participants must be eligible under AHSAA rules. Only varsity teams and individuals representing member high schools are eligible for the Sectional and State Meets. All participants in any meet must be accompanied by a faculty member from their school.

AMENITIES:Hospitality services will be provided for coaches and officials. Officials will be fed Friday night and Saturday by the AHSAA. A First Aid Station will be located on the pool deck and staffed with an AHSAA trainer. Concessions will also be available.

AHSAA Central Swimming Sectional Event Times

November 17, 2017 2:00 pm Add to Calendar

November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017