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Proposed State Qualifier Changes

TISCA recently submitted a proposal to the UIL committee to increase the number of qualifiers to the Texas High School State swim meet to 24 total qualifiers. The changes included 2 automatic qualifiers from each region to the state meet and then 8 additional call-ups. The final vote as to whether this will be adopted will happen at the October UIL meeting. If passed, these changes will go into effect for the 2016-2017 swim season.

I like the changes because having more swimmers at the state championships is always a good thing. But, I'm not quite sure that having 2 automatic qualifiers from each region is the best solution. I would have asked to just have 1 automatic qualifier like it is currently, and then have 16 total call-ups. I believe that having 16 call-ups will make the meet more competitive than having 2 automatic qualifiers from each region.

Prep Swimming

The folks over at collegeswimming.com have created a new resource for high school swimmers interested in continuing their career in swimming. They have made a website called prepswimming.com which will provide resources for NISCA, state organizations, and coaches. Take a look at the section for Texas here: http://www.prepswimming.com/state/tx/ . If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment here and I can pass along information to the creators.