>(Nate Gordon) writes:
>>>After South Carolina, I believe Tenessee is the only remaining state
>>>doesn't recognize High School Swimming.
>> 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
>>a state meet against the rest of Maryland. ***ia swimmers, on the
>>hand, swim in both the Metro and the ***ia State champs.
>> I spent a year in Tennessee, and I think I remember reading about
>>Tenn high school state championship, won by the Baylor school in
>>- 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.
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
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