Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Doug Gillia » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Next week, the first OFFICIAL South Carolina High School Swimming
Championships will be held at the University of South Carolina.  Many people
have been working several years to get the SC High School League to accept
swimming as a High School sport.  In a little over a week, all of this work
will finally reap dividends.

After South Carolina, I believe Tenessee is the only remaining state that
doesn't recognize High School Swimming.

Doug

Doug Gilliam
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Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Nate Gord » Sun, 04 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>After South Carolina, I believe Tenessee is the only remaining state that
>doesn't recognize High School Swimming.

>Doug

        I don't believe that Maryland has an official high school
championship. Here in DC the swimmers from suburban Maryland swim at the
Metro champs for the DC-MD-VA metro area, but I don't believe that there is
a state meet against the rest of Maryland. ***ia swimmers, on the other
hand, swim in both the Metro and the ***ia State champs.

        I spent a year in Tennessee, and I think I remember reading about a
Tenn high school state championship, won by the Baylor school in Chattanooga
- anyone know about this?

Nate

 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Wolf » Tue, 06 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
(Nate Gordon) writes:
>>After South Carolina, I believe Tenessee is the only remaining state
that
>>doesn't recognize High School Swimming.

>>Doug

>    I don't believe that Maryland has an official high school
>championship. Here in DC the swimmers from suburban Maryland swim at the
>Metro champs for the DC-MD-VA metro area, but I don't believe that there
is
>a state meet against the rest of Maryland. ***ia swimmers, on the
other
>hand, swim in both the Metro and the ***ia State champs.

>    I spent a year in Tennessee, and I think I remember reading about
a
>Tenn high school state championship, won by the Baylor school in
Chattanooga
>- anyone know about this?

***ia's State high school meet is not recognized by the VHSL, which is
the organizational body in ***ia high school sports.  The State
Invitational is a pseudo-state championship, but we do have nothing
recognized.  I have heard, however, that AAA schools (the largest class)
will have an official recognized VHSL championship next year.  ***ia
requires that at least half the  schools have a program in a certain sport
before they will recognize a championship.

James

 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Doug Gillia » Tue, 06 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>==========Wolfle, 2/5/96==========


>(Nate Gordon) writes:

>>>After South Carolina, I believe Tenessee is the only remaining state
>that
>>>doesn't recognize High School Swimming.

>>>Doug

>>        I don't believe that Maryland has an official high school
>>championship. Here in DC the swimmers from suburban Maryland swim at the
>>Metro champs for the DC-MD-VA metro area, but I don't believe that there
>is
>>a state meet against the rest of Maryland. ***ia swimmers, on the
>other
>>hand, swim in both the Metro and the ***ia State champs.

>>        I spent a year in Tennessee, and I think I remember reading about
>a
>>Tenn high school state championship, won by the Baylor school in
>Chattanooga
>>- anyone know about this?

>***ia's State high school meet is not recognized by the VHSL, which is
>the organizational body in ***ia high school sports.  The State
>Invitational is a pseudo-state championship, but we do have nothing
>recognized.  I have heard, however, that AAA schools (the largest class)
>will have an official recognized VHSL championship next year.  ***ia
>requires that at least half the  schools have a program in a certain sport
>before they will recognize a championship.

James,

I posted the article saying that South Carolina was in the process of
recognizing High School swimming and that we will be having our first
recognized South Carolina High School Swimming Championships next weekend  Our
USS Team (Swim Columbia) is hosting the meet.

Of course, this goes farther than having a High School sanctioned championship
meet.  When each high school recognizes swimming as a sport, the high school
swimmers from that school have the opportunity to qualify for high school
letters and get a picture of the team in the high school annual/etc.

It appears that some states that recognize swimming as a high school sport
don't necessarily have state championships.  Maybe we should qualify the
statement further and say that Tenessee is now the only state that doesn't
recognize high school swimming nor have a sanctioned high school state
championship meet.  I'm not even sure if that is true, it's what my wife said
.. she has been involved in getting high school swimming recognized in South
Carolina.

Doug Gilliam

Quote:

>James

Doug Gilliam
AT&T Global Information Solutions

(803) 939-6184
 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Jim Donoghu » Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Rest assured that there are still other states locked in the dark ages. Up here in Vermont we
have not yet persuaded the powers that think they should be that swimming as a sport does not
require busting through the lake ice.  We have gotten no where and I would appreciate advive as
to how we might be able to accomplish recognition.
 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by William A Kobe » Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:00:00

   HELP I am looking for swimming workouts which last approximately
 60 minutes (that's all the time I can get away from work each day)
 any and all replies will be welcome.

  Thankyou in advance

  Bill Kober

 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by Hedds » Thu, 15 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Hey I know that at Swim 2000 (http://www.swim2000.com/) they give daily
work outs.  I do not  know how  long  they last though.

Lucas Hedding

"Everything is permissible  for me"-but
not everything is  beneficial. "Everything is
permissible for  me"-but I  will not  be
mastered by anything.  1 Corinthians 6:12

 
 
 

Swimming - A High School Sport in South Carolina

Post by landress, jennif » Fri, 16 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Rest assured that there are still other states locked in the dark ages. Up here in Vermont we
> have not yet persuaded the powers that think they should be that swimming as a sport does not
> require busting through the lake ice.  We have gotten no where and I would appreciate advive as
> to how we might be able to accomplish recognition.
>>I would suggest that you win a lot.  That's where the recognition comes

from.  Send swimmers to Jr.'s and Sr.'s, and the Olympic Festival.  Then
you'll get noticed.