NISCA Zone 6 News
November 2019 Edition
Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 Competition Season
I hope this Newsletter finds you doing well and having a great year so far. There is a lot happening in the Zone right now so I will try to include as much information as I can to keep you informed. - Mark Jedow , Zone 6 Director
Around the Zone
State Meet Dates: February 28-29, 2020
Further Information can be found on the Arkansas Activity Association website:
The Officials-Coaches clinic was conducted in September with a focus on Rules, Rules, Rules including an interactive, you make the call. Where coaches and officials review situations and the audience selects from multiple choice the correct call.
Congratulations to Colorado Meet Official, Monica Abelein who has been selected to sit on the NFHS rules committee.
The Fall-Winter Coaches Invitational where all classifications compete together, is being held the 20-21 of December. Which typically is a very fast meet
The Girls State Meet will be in February with three classifications at a single venue running Thursday thru Tuesday the following week.
The Adaptive/United Athlete offering at the state meet continues to grow. At finals we have a demonstration heat(s) at the start of finals where any team member athlete that is classified by their school can complete. All receiving recognition and memento of their participation
I will have more to share once the girls season wraps up and the boys season begins.
First the Albuquerque Academy’s placed on the National Dual Meet Rankings for classification 11: Both boys and girls teams had over 5200 points.
Second the New Mexico State Meet is slated for:
February 21-22, 2020 at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium
Further Information can be found on the New Mexico Activities Association website:
The West Regionals will be in Edmond at the Mitch Park YMCA Feb. 7-8.
East Regionals will be the same weekend in Jenks.
The Oklahoma State Meet will be at the Jenks Aquatic Center on February 21 and 22.
Our first meet weekend was Nov. 1st.
Further information can be found on the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association wesbite: http://www.ossaa.com/Swimming.aspx
Professionally yours, Linda Wiginton
The Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association has a new website which can be found at www.tiscaonline.org
State Meet Dates:
February 14-15, 2020
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center
University of Texas @ Austin
Further information can be found on the University Interscholastic League Website:
NISCA U.S Paralympics Swimming All America Program
There will be a separate application platform for submitting Para All America applications which will appear on the website.
87th NISCA Conference
The registration form, hotel information, and conference agendas can be found on the NISCA Confernce Webpage:
Articles of Interest
Alaska High School Swimmer Disqualified Over Swimsuit Fit
5 Ways Young Athletes Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Girls and Concussions / Study ranks sports for concussion risk
Coaches Shout Out!
If you have not joined the NISCA High School Swim Coaches Exchange group on Facebook you are missing out on some great resources.