Swimming

Swim/Dive Governing Rules

1. GOVERNING RULES (Revised 6/12)

1.1 All swimming competition in the CIF Central Section shall be conducted in accordance with the current National Federation Rule Book, except as modified by the State and Central Section.

1.1.1 The CIF Central Section Swimming Committee shall be composed of one representative from each league who shall be selected by their president. The chairman of the Swimming Advisory Committee is appointed by the CIF Central Section President.

2. GENERAL RULES

2.1 CIF Central Section schools shall qualify contestants to Section as follows:

2.1.1 Swimming

2.1.1.1 Swimmers shall qualify through times procedure. (Refer to 7.1.8).

2.1.2 Diving

2.1.2.1 Divers shall qualify through their respective league or invitational meets.

2.2  Entry fees for all Meets must be in accordance with current rules. (See Awards Chart).

2.3  Medals and other individual awards shall be given in accordance with CIF Central Section Rules. (See Awards Chart).

2.4  All Invitational Meets must be sanctioned by the CIF Central Section Commissioner and must be conducted in accordance with all CIF Central Section Rules and   Regulations.

2.5 All contestants who are not participating in a particular event and all coaches, shall remain in the areas assigned to their team and shall not, under any circumstances, approach the side or ends of the pool in order to give advice, counsel or encouragement to the competitors.

2.5.1 Uniforms: See Rule 3, Section 3, Article 1.

2.6 Contestants

2.6.1 In Championship Meets and other Multiple Meets, a competitor officially becomes a participant in an individual event when the official entry card or form bearing the name of the event, swimmer's first and last name, school name and submitted time or no time if none exists, is delivered to the meet manager at designated time and place.

2.6.2 In Swimming Meets, a JV swimmer entered in a varsity event shall be ineligible for all JV events in that particular meet.

2.7 Pool Rules for Championship Meets.

2.7.1 See National Federation Rule Book.

2.7.2 A 15 minute break must be allowed after the boy's 50 freestyle in heats and finals at the Section Championship meet and there will be a 10 minute break following the Boys 500 freestyle and the Boys breaststroke.

2.8 Records

2.8.1 All provisions of the CIF rules shall govern the application for recognition of records. Certification shall be made in accordance with the National Federation Rule Book. (No record will be allowed unless the distance is measured and certified by the referee).

2.9 Official Order of Events for Dual and League Championship Meets: For the CIF Central Section Championship Meet, eliminate JV/Frosh teams.

2.10 Central Section Championships- Order of Events. (For listing of events, see page 9 under other notes)

3. ELIGIBILITY

3.1 Refer to CIF Central Section by-Laws.

Note: Any athlete who was not involved in the prior sports season must have ten (10) days practice before he/she can participate in an interschool contest. 
A. A Saturday may be counted as one of the ten (10) practice days.
B. The student athlete may not participate in an interschool contest until the eleventh calendar day (excluding Sundays).
Exception: An athlete competing in the prior sports season may waive the mandatory ten (10) days of practice, (excluding wrestling).

4. SEASON OF SPORT

4.1 Boys and girls seasons of sports run currently.

4.2 The season of sport of swimming is defined as that period which starts with the first interschool contest (interschool match, league contest, etc.) and ends with the last regularly scheduled league contest except for those qualifying for the playoff contests.

4.3 The first day to start organized team practice for interscholastic competition will be specified by CIF Central Section By-Laws.

4.4. There shall be no interschool contest held until after 5 calendar days, excluding Sundays, have elapsed since the last regularly scheduled winter sport. (Contests may be held on the 6th calendar day, excluding Sundays, (see CIF By-Laws).

Exception: An athlete who completes the prior sport season may waive the mandatory 5 days of practice for Swimming/Diving.

4.5 There must be 10 days of team practice prior to the first meet. Each athlete must have had ten days of practice prior to the first meet. (See Exception" above).

4.6 One scrimmage may be held after a team has had 10 calendar days of practice, excluding Sundays. A scrimmage is practice with other teams. No scores or team standings are kept and no paid officials are used.

4.7 A school shall be limited to a maximum of 14 contests per season, (dual, triangular or invitational (s), excluding playoffs.

4.7.1  There shall be a maximum of 3 Invitational Meets.

4.7.2 The maximum number of contests allowed per week is two, not including invitational meets.

4.7.3  NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS; BEACHES; ETC., DURING THE "CONDITIONING TWO WEEK PERIOD" PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON.

5. CLASSIFICATION

5.1 Swimming - Two classes of events:

5.1.1 Varsity

5.1.2 Competition other than varsity shall end with League Meets.

6. OFFICIALS

6.1 The number of officials and their duties are described in the National Federation Swimming Rule Book.

6.2 Fees must comply with the CIF Central Section Regulations.

7. CIF CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

7.1 Qualifying Procedures for Swimming Championship Finals.

   7.1.1 All CIF Central Section sanctioned Dual, League and Invitational Meet times will be allowed.  Times submitted must have been done during the current H.S. season in a sanctioned H.S. meet.

7.1.2 Three timers must be used on each lane in order for the time to be valid.  If Electronic Timing Systems are used, the times submitted are valid.

7.1.3   When times are submitted  they must be verified by the coach...printed meet results should be available.

7.1.4 Swimmers may not qualify in any competition designated as a time trial. This means that swimmers not entered in any event may not fill the lanes in order to swim for a qualifying time.

7.1.5   The coach will submit only the fastest qualifying times established during the season by each individual or relay team.  

7.1.6 After the League Meets, ENTRIES will be submitted by the coach directly to the school hosting the CIF Championship BY THE DEADLINE. 

7.1.7 Host school will seed all entries. All entries must be received by a designated deadline. Late entries may, at the discretion of the host school, be forwarded to the CIF Swim Committee for final acceptance or denial.

7.1.8 Automatic and consideration time standard procedures.

a.   After seeding has taken place for the CIF Central Section Championship Final Meet, should more than 32 swimmers qualify under the time standard, then the 32nd time is used as the new standard for the following year. If for two consecutive years, fewer than 32 swimmers have been able to achieve the existing automatic qualifying time standard, then the slowest consideration time standard for the event shall become the automatic qualifying time standard for the following year.

b. The Swimming Advisory Committee shall meet to determine the automatic and consideration standards for the coming year after the CIF Central Section Championship Finals Seeding Meeting.

c. The Swimming Advisory Committee shall be allowed to lower the qualifying time (below the accepted automatic times), the entries into the CIF Central Section Championship Finals for any particular year if not enough (fewer than 32 swimmers) meet the required automatic times specified.

d. The Swimming Advisory Committee will add time to each event to insure 32 swimmers per event for the CIF Central Section Championship Finals. The Swimming Advisory Committee will use the following formula:

FORMULA FOR SETTING CONSIDERATION TIMES

One second for:  50 Yard Free

Two seconds for: 100 Fly; 100 Free; 100 Back; 100 Breast

Three seconds for :  200 Free; 200 Medley Relay; 200 Free Relay

Four seconds for:  200 IM

Five seconds for:  400 Free Relay

Six seconds for: 500 Free

NOTE: If for two consecutive years fewer than 32 swimmers have been able to achieve the existing automatic qualifying time standard, then the 32nd qualifying time or the event shall become the automatic qualifying time standard for the following year. Swimmers who wish to qualify for the CIF Central Section Swimming Preliminary Meet must have equaled or bettered the above time standards in any dual, invitational or CIF Sanctioned Swim Meet during the current season. Updated standards will be mailed out to all coaches and league representatives by the Swimming Advisory Chairperson each year.

e.    When the meet is seeded electronically, a "web-posting" will be available by Monday so that coaches can verify their entries in the Central Section Championships.

f. Each school shall be permitted a maximum of four entries in an individual event and one team in relay. 

g.    When the meet entries are done electronically, a swimmer becomes an "official entry" on the schools Master Entry Form; indicating the event, swimmer's first and last name, year in school, school name, and submitted time.

h. Relay alternates are to be listed on the Master entry Form.

i. All swimmers entry cards submitted with consideration times must be listed on the Master Entry Sheet.  When submitting entries electronically, all swimmers with either Automatic or Consideration Times; plus, relay alternates are to be listed on the Master Entry Form.

j. It shall be the responsibility of the Swimming Chairperson to inform all swimming coaches the Swimming Automatic and Consideration Time Standards in each event for girls and boys each year.

SWIMMING MASTER ENTRY SHEET FOR SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

When entries are done electronically:

a. Place swimmers full name, year in school, and time in appropriate event.

b. Each coach is to deliver the completed Master Entry Form, either by "hand", FAX or E-Mail, to the designated site by Noon on the Sunday before the Section Championships.

Sample of above forms may be obtained from your league representative or Swimming Advisory Committee Chairperson.

7.1.9 Current Automatic and Consideration Time Standards (see attachment/ page 10)

7.1.10 Permanent sites for hosting CIF Central Section Finals shall be 50 meter by 25 yd. pools only. This is to insure adequate warm-up and warm-down lanes for the swimmers; plus deck space for the officials to work the meet.  There should also be spectator facilities and swimmer rest areas adequate for large crowds.  (2,000-3,000 people)  The swimming complex should also be equipped with electronic timing system and display boards.

Approved Sites:

North - Clovis West, Central H.S., Clovis East, Clovis North

Central- Granite Hills H.S., Porterville

South - Cal State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield College

7.2 Qualifying Procedures for Diving

7.2.1  DIVISION 1 AND DIVISION 2 WILL USE THE SAME PROCEDURES.

7.2.3  DIVERS WILL QUALIFY FOR THE RESPECTIVE DIVISION VALLEY MEET BY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A HIGH SCHOOL SANCTIONED 11 DIVE COMPETITIONS AND SCORING A POINT TOTAL OF 250.00 OR HIGHER FOR DIVISION 1 AND 245.00 OR HIGHER FOR DIVISION 2

7.2.4  THE 11 DIVE COMPETITION MAY ONLY BE AT AN INVITATIONAL OR THE RESPECTIVE LEAGUE MEET OF THE DIVER

            A) ALL DIVES MUST BE EXECUTED FROM THE 1 METER BOARD  

             B) The dives to be performed during each round are prescribed in Section 4, Article 5 of the Federation Rule Book.  Cuts will follow National Federation Rules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

7.2.5  THE DIVER SHALL SUBMIT A COPY OF HIS/HER SCORE SHEET TO THE HOST SCHOOL MEET DIRECTOR BY THE ANNOUNCED ENTRY DEADLINE.

7.2.6 All divers will perform eleven dives in League and Section Championships. The dives to be performed during each round are prescribed in Section 4, Article 5 of the Federation Rule Book.  Cuts will follow National Federation Rules.

7.3 Awards will be in accordance with the CIF Central Section regulations.

7.4 Three-day Valley Meet Format

Wednesday & Thursday-----  All divers----D 1 & D-2 participate at the same time:

            Diving-  Girls dive first in odd numbered years.

                    Warm-ups              All Divers                   7:30-8:15 AM

                    Warm-ups              Girls Only                   8:15-9:30 AM

                    Competition           Girls Only                    9:30-1:00 PM

                    Warm-ups               Boys Only                 1:00-2:30 PM   or 30 minutes after the completion of the girls competition.

                    Competition            Boys Only                  2:30-6:30 PM

Friday:

        Swimming-

                Trial:

                Coaches Meeting             All swim coaches                     10:30 AM

                Warm-ups                          All swimmers                  11:00-12:45 PM

                Trials                                  All swimmers                   1:00-5:30 PM

Saturday:

        Swimming-

                Finals:

                Coaches Meeting           All swim coaches                        9:15 AM

                Warm-ups                       All swimmers                    9:30-10:45 AM

                Finals                              All swimmers                   11:00-2:00 PM

 

7.5 Financial reports and meet results must be submitted to the CIF Central Section office by the Meet Director within two weeks after the meet is held. Statement forms will be forwarded to host schools.

7.5.1 Admissions for CIF Central Section Finals

         See Addendum

7.5.2 The entry fee is $2.00 per event per athlete totaling a maximum of $8. Schools not paying the required entry fee by the established deadline, shall be charged a penalty equal to the amount of the school fee (making a payment due of twice the original fee). Host directors should not delay the financials report by waiting for late entry fees. Complete the report, paying the amount the total entry fee should be and collect from delinquent schools later.

7.5.3 Net proceeds from play-off meets shall be divided between the host school and the CIF Central Section 60% to be retained by the host school and 40% to be forwarded to CIF Central Section office.

7.5.4 Loss to be prorated per swimmer, per school.

EJECTIONS

8.1   

APPEALS PROCEDURE – First and Second Ejection

All appeals MUST come from the school Principal or his/her designee. Only misidentification and misapplication of a rule may be appealed. NO JUDGMENT DECISIONS by officials may be appealed.

 Ejections and Appeals

    First ejection

        Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next CIF contest. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Second ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next two CIF contests. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Third ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next 365 days. Any appeal must go to the Section Commissioner.

 

9.0  FORFEITS

NEW FORFEIT RULE PENALTY

 

 If an ineligible student participates in a contest, or contests, the school must forfeit

the contest, or contests, and the ineligible student shall not compete in any sport until

his/her eligibility is attained.

 

     If it is determined that an ineligible student competed due to the failure of the School 

Administration to properly notify those responsible for playing the student, an appeal by 

the Principal may be directed to the Section Commissioner regarding the forfeiture of

the game, or games.  The appeal must be in writing, stating specifically the circumstances surrounding the oversight in playing the student.  The final decision regarding the appeal will be determined by the Section Commissioner. 

 

Criteria for consideration of appeal:

 

  1. What caused the ineligible player to participate in the contests(s)

  2. Score of contest(s)

  3. Amount of participation in contest(s) by ineligible participant

  4. What part of did the ineligible student have on the outcome of the contest(s)

 

Notification of the use of an ineligible player MUST be reported IMMEDIATELY, and appealed within in 5 days of the infraction.

 

Notification of an alleged infraction by another school, MUST also be reported IMMEDIATELY, to allow the offending school an opportunity to respond.

 

 

Other Notes:

CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS - ORDER OF EVENTS

(Please refer to National Federation Rule Book: Rule 5, Section 1, Article 1*)

Event #5 is 1M Diving

Officials and Their Duties:

Officials used must officiate according to National Federation Rules.

 

2017 CIF CENTRAL SECTION SWIMMING       

TIME STANDARDS        

       

    BOYS    
  Consideration Automatic
200 Medley Relay 1:56.80 1:53.80
     
200 Freestyle   1  :57.92 1:54.92
     
200 IM 2:18.11* 2:14.11
     
50 Freestyle 24.64 23.64
     
100 Butterfly 1:01.20 59.20
     
100 Freestyle 53.30 52.30
     
500 Freestyle 5:30.94 5:24.94
   
200 Free Relay 1:37.69 1:34.69
     
100 Backstroke 1:05.83 1:03.83
     
100 Breaststroke 1:11.26 1:09.26
     
400 Free Relay 3:41.66 3:36.66
     
      
GIRLS    
  Consideration Automatic
200 Medley Relay 2:12.68 2:09.68
     
200 Freestyle   2:14.93 2:11.93
     
200 IM 2:38.04 2:34.04
     
50 Freestyle 28.07 27.07
     
100 Butterfly 1:13.17 1:11.17
     
100 Freestyle 1:00.26 1:02.26
     
500 Freestyle   6:11.07 6:05.07
     
200 Free Relay 1:53.29 1:50.29
     
100 Backstroke   1:12.02 1:10.03
     
100 Breaststroke   1:20.49 1:18.49
     
400 Free Relay 4:20.01 4:15.01
     

 

DIVISION 2 SWIM TIMES---

 

BOYS    
  Consideration Automatic
200 Medley Relay 2:03.73 2:00.73
     
200 Freestyle 2:05.95 2:02.95
     
200 IM 2:30.84 2:26.84
     
50 Freestyle 25.88 24.88
     
100 Butterfly 1:04.39 1:02.39
     
100 Freestyle 55.63 53.63
     
500 Freestyle 5:53.84 5:47.84
     
200 Free Relay 1:46.53 1:43.43
     
100 Backstroke 1:07.828 1:05.28
     
100 Breaststroke   1:11.58 1:09.58
     
400 Free Relay 4:10.95 4:05.95
     
     
GIRLS    
  Consideration Automatic
200 Medley Relay 2:16.94 2:13.94
     
200 Freestyle 2:22.63 2:19.63
     
200 IM 2:43.77 2:39.77
50 Freestyle  28.51 27.51
     
100 Butterfly 1:14.41 1:12.41
     
100 Freestyle 1:03.24 1:01.24
     
500 Freestyle 6:30.13 6:24.13
     
200 Free Relay 2 :00.98 1:57.98
     
100 Backstroke 1:14.62 1:12.62
     
100 Breaststroke 1:23.40 1:21.40
     
400 Free Relay 4:37.51 4:32.51