Disqualifications of swimmers and divers for a senseless rule has ended!

| PIAA

For years, high school swimmers were warned before their meets. "No jewelry!"

All had to take off their ear rings and friendship bracelets. Oh, those friendship bracelets were tough. Some had been worn for years -- and were often sentimental keepsakes that the rules and officials terminated, year-in-and-year-out. Ugh. 

Finally, the rules have changed. Kids can swim with a nose ring, an ankle bracelet, rings and even a pony tail tie!

Computerize those WPIAL swim meets and send in your times!

| PIAA

Attention all High School Coaches, Meet Hosts and Computer Operators:

To assist you in meeting the NEW TIME REPORTING DEADLINE REQUIREMENTS for the 2019/20 season, Hy-tek Training for Meet Manager and Team Manager will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Bethel Park High School beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Library. Pre-registration is not necessary, and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the training. 

Directions:

The Library at Bethel Park High School - 309 Church Road - Bethel Park, PA 15102 - enter through the athletics entry, make a right turn upon entering, head through the doors on the far side of the gymnasium.  Though those doors head straight past the auditorium and the library is on the left.  

Please review the NEW TIME REPORTING DEADLINE REQUIREMENTS from the April 23, 2019, scheduling document - available on the WPIAL Website. C:\Users\jmorton\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.MSO\C5DFA57A.tmp

Please contact either Jamie Morton (jmorton@moonarea.net) or David Kutrufis (kutrufis.david@bphawks.org) with any questions.


PIAA Swim Rules Meetings on the CLOH.org calendar

The meetings dates, times and locations for coaches and officials about the PIAA Swim Rules for this season are posted on the CLOH.org calendar and here,

Swimming lessons in 9 News reports

| Safety

I've been thinking a lot about the way we all learned to swim back in our own childhoods lately, because I have been sitting/standing/pacing/reading/typing beside a pool now for a DECADE. That's right, it has been week after week, year after year, of whistling, encouraging, smiling, clapping as my daughters get into position, lie face down in water and promptly sink like stones.

Swimming should be every child’s first sport

| CLOH concepts

https://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/john-doherty/sports-medicine-column-swimming-should-be-the-first-sport-a/article_cd9b00d5-3524-5a3c-901f-ada802ba79b2.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0nyIWGnWLYzQGFISLzHdDppXZ4LiH8Tl_3r2tv-lxDrJAlmrElW7KUZO4

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