Swimming & Diving Frequently Asked Questions

FHSAA Officials Online Evaluation Program

In an effort to discover excellence, stimulate improvement, give officials accurate data for reflection and ascertain weaknesses; the FHSAA has created its first online officials evaluation program.  Please take the time after each of your varsity contest to fill out the evaluation survey.  If there’s room for improvement for the crew, we request that you state the situation(s).  The FHSAA aims to use this program to not only give measures to our officials for improvement, but to inform our officials when they are doing a great job.  If the tool is successful, the FHSAA plans to use it as an additional tool for future post season assignments.  Please CLICK HERE for the evaluation link.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Shanell Young at syoung [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

2016-17 rules changes and points of emphasis: click here (PDF)
2016-17 NFHS rule interpretations: click here (PDF)

What type of swim suit can my athlete wear?
Information regarding swim caps, suits, and logos can be found on the following Power Point: click here

How many events can my athletes swim?
An athlete can swim up to four events, with a maximum of two being individual events. Prelims and finals are considered one event. For example, Jimmy can swim in the 50 Free, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay, and the 200 Free Relay.

Can the officials have children that swim at the school they’re officiating?
Yes. The officials should not, however, officiate the heat their child is swimming.

How many meets does my athlete need to participate in the regular season in order to be eligible for the postseason?

Where can I find a list of district hosts?

Where can I find a list of region hosts?

Where can I find which classification and district my school is in?

What does the meet committee do?
The meet committee is only called when:

  • Some situation is not specifically covered in the rules
  • Misapplication of a rule during a meet

Judgment calls are not subject to review by this committee.

Can I submit my district seeding times via Hy-Tek?
Yes. It can also be submitted to the district host by filling out the SW3 form located on the FHSAA’s Swimming & Diving page.