PIAA District IV Boys Swimming Post-Season Info
Enclosed are materials for the 2023-2024 2A District IV Swimming and Diving Championships. Swimming will be held at Williamsport Area High School on Wednesday and Thursday, February 28-29, 2024. The PIAA D4 Diving Championships will be held at the Bloomsburg Middle School on Saturday, February 24, 2024 (please note that this material may pertain to your school, even if you do not sponsor a swim team). It is possible for individual swimmers or divers to qualify for the district meet.
Cell: (570) 419-0532
Swimming & Diving Championship Information
Bloomsburg Middle School has two (2) one-meter diving boards for the diving competition.
Williamsport High School has an 8-lane pool with electronic timing (Colorado System). 8 new starting blocks with the platform wedge have been installed.
Each team shall be permitted to enter a maximum of four (4) entries in an individual event, and one (1) relay team in a relay event, providing the swimmers meet the qualifying restrictions. Please include a roster of all male and female swimmers in Hy-Tek. It is also important that coaches include male and female divers on your roster in Hy-Tek so their points they score are included in the final meet score. This will also enter them in the State Meet if they qualify.
Schools that do not sponsor swimming may not enter relay teams.
Automatic qualifying time standards must be met by February 16, 2024 in order to compete. All qualifying times must be met in PIAA-sanctioned meets (i.e. not YMCA, US Swim, etc.). Please indicate if times were met in a 25-meter pool, and please convert times to the 25-yard standard.
Schedule Adjustments Due To Weather
In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday or Thursday evening the tentative makeup for swimming will be announced with dates, location, and times on the District IV website. Coaches will also be notified by email of cancellation of the scheduled dates. In the event diving is also postponed we will announce new dates and times as soon as possible. Please let your athletes and coaches know this immediately. Coaches please include your EMAIL address, and CELL # on your entries in case of cancellations and postponements.
The time schedule for the District IV Diving Championships and team warm-ups at Bloomsburg Middle School is as follows below:
All divers must be entered into the meet, online by Wednesday, February 21, 2024 prior to 8:00 p.m. Coaches should enter their divers using web entries.
NEW ENTRY METHOD FOR 2024
This year coaches will email their diving entries to Brad Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions concerning the entry process, please contact Brad.
Competition Day (Saturday, February 24, 2024)
The following times are approximate
Female Warm-Up Time: 9:00 a.m.
Final Female Dive Sheets Required (signed at scorer's table): 9:45 a.m.
Female Competition Begins: 10:00 a.m.
Awards follow competition (medals awarded to top 4 places)
Male Warm-Up Time: 12:30 p.m.
Final Male Dive Sheet Required (signed at scorer's table): 1:15 p.m.
Male Competition Begins: 1:30 p.m.
Awards follow competition (medals awarded to top 4 places)
The top two (2) male and female divers will advance to the State Meet at Bucknell University.
All diving programs will be completed online as previously stated with instructions.
All rules from the Federation Rules Book will apply. The additional requirements are:
- All dives listed on diving entry must have been performed during the season and awarded a final average score of 5.0 or higher in any given meet (satisfactory 5.0 or higher).
- Dives may be challenged. Coaches should have all their diving score sheets (signed by referee) in their possession at officials meeting prior to the start of the Diving Championships to answer any challenges.
- Each diver must achieve a score of 90 points in six (6) dives with no DD factored into the score.
- Each diver shall do eleven (11) dives: five (5) voluntary dives and six (6) optional dives. Rule #9: Section 4, Article 1d.
- The five (5) voluntary dives shall come from each of the five groups, and shall not have a combined DD of groups greater than 9.0. Of the six (6) optional dives, no more than one (1) optional div from the same group is permitted through the semi-finals (Rule #9: Section 4, Article 1).
- Information for each diver entered must include:
- Grade (#)
- School Name
Divers must have successfully completed all optional dives listed on the entry form, prior to attempting those dives in the championship meet.
Instructions for Entry for the PIAA District IV Diving Championships
When you arrive at Bloomsburg Middle School, please check with the meet scorer, at the scorer’s table. The athlete and coach must sign a hard copy of the dive sheet. If a coach wishes to change the dive list on Saturday, that must be done by 9:45 am for FEMALE Divers and 1:15pm for MALE Divers (approximately).
Please Contact Janis Arp if you have any questions. Please be sure to include a coach's telephone number and email address with all entries and inquiries so that we may contact you quickly in case of weather concerns or other questions. You can also contact Brad Smith.
Medals will be awarded to the first 4 places in the girls and boys competitions.
Bloomsburg Health and Safety Protocols:
- Spectators will be permitted. No admission fee.
- Divers, coaches, and spectators will be required to follow the Health and Safety protocols for Bloomsburg Athletics.
- A lifeguard will be on-duty for the duration of the event.
- A trainer will be available on the pool deck or in the training room located across from the pool.
- Athletes are not permitted to have food on the pool deck. Water only.
Open warm-ups begin at 4:00 p.m. for both days. Swimmers will not be permitted on deck before 3:50 p.m. and they will not be permitted into the building before 3:00 pm – so please plan accordingly. All lanes will be open for warm-ups.
The pool will be cleared at 5:40 p.m.
The meet begins at 6:00 p.m. on both days. DOORS WILL OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC AT 5:00 p.m.
Coach's scratch meeting at 4:30 p.m. – The head swimming coach must attend in classroom A-126 off of the hallway upstairs. The Captain (1) meeting for all team captains and independent swimmers will be held on the pool deck at 5:45 p.m.
Schedule Of Events
Wednesday (For both male and female swimmers)
- 200 Medley Relay
- 200 Free
- 200 IM
- 50 Free
- 100 Fly
- 200 Free Relay
Thursday (For both male and female swimmers)
- 100 Free
- 500 Free
- 100 Back
- 100 Breast
- 400 Free Relay
Swimming entry information will be sent in a follow-up email from Brad Smith. This will contain entry file information, time frames for entries, and instructions for independent coaches.
Boys and girls will advance a minimum of one (1) swimmer to the PIAA Championship Swimming Meet. Subsequent PIAA qualifiers will be announced early the week prior to the PIAA Championships.
Up to four (4) swimmers per school per event may be entered in the meet. One relay per school per relay event. A maximum of eight (8) swimmers can be listed per relay event.
Each athlete may swim 1 individual event and 3 relays, or 2 individual events and 2 relays.
All entries for swimmers (individual or relays) must include:
- Full Name
- Grade (#)
- School Name
Locker room facilities will be provided. Swimmers are responsible for their own valuables. The auxiliary gymnasium will be available for any swimmer who just needs a quiet area.
Officials and coaches ONLY will be permitted in the pool office.
Swimmers who are not competing will not be permitted on the pool deck.
An Athletic Trainer will be available on site for assistance to swimmers as needed.
Medals will be awarded to the first 4 places in individual and relay events.
Spectator admission will be $6.00 for everyone. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM HOMETOWN TICKETING ON THE DISTRICT IV WEBSITE. NO same day sales.
PIAA Championship Programs and Merchandise will be sold at the event in the lobby. Merchandise will also be available to purchase on line at the District IV website.
A concession stand will be available each evening.
All spectators will enter through the main lobby at the front of the Commons Area.
Team buses may drop off swimmers in the bus loop in front of the commons area and then must park in A Lot.
Team vans may use spot in B Lot.
Personal vehicles may park in B Lot. Security will be available to direct traffic.
The natatorium will not open early. Please advise your teams not to arrive early-the pool will open at 4:00 p.m.
ALL spectators enter at through the doors in the commons area of the building.
Swimming entry information will be sent in a follow-up email by Brad Smith.