...to the other. This just doesn't sound good at all.
A very reliable source has shared a little story with me.
Please remember that these are allegations. I was not there. I am hoping there's something missing from this story and that this did not occur.
It's early Saturday now, and I'm still editing this post. There has got to be something missing from this "puzzle", right?========================================================
My source alleges that:
A swimmer was entered
in two (2) individual events for his/her region meet - and shown on the psych sheet as being entered in those events
- but did not
swim the second event.
This non-swim wasn't
counted as a DQ and does not
show up in the meet result.
He/she then swam in region finals on all three (3) of his school's relays.========================================================
If true, one of the school's relays should have been disqualified
I've known coaches who tried to "redo" their region entries after
. seeing the psych sheet. I raised a lot of hell over it and make no apologies for doing so. If someone gets their feelings hurt - after being caught cheating - well, that's just (as Don Ennis used to say) TOUGH NOOGIES!
Speaking of rules...for championship meets (like district, region, and state), a swimmer entered in two (2) individual event(s) may be entered in three (3) relays as well.
Those relay entries don't
count as swims unless/until the athlete actually competes in any/all of those relays.
However, the two (2) individual events do
count as swims - even if the athlete doesn't actually compete.
If/when an athlete who's been entered in two (2) individual events competes in a third relay, that relay counts as his/her fifth swim and that relay must be disqualified.If there were no rules violated
, then never mind...========================================================
Source also alleges that:
Since an official protest was not
submitted within one (1) hour after the last event was completed, the UIL
act on this!========================================================
That reminds me of something we were taught in educational law class.The law is not self-enforcing.
Some (many?) laws/rules/policies will be violated/ignored unless and until someone raises the issue.
It's been suggested that swim coaches prepare their protests in advance of the state meet. I guess the idea is to get all the basics (school & coach's contact info, meet name/location, etc.) down on paper and fill in the blanks later if/as needed...
Maybe our coaches' organization can come up with something for us and put a few copies on a table in hospitality - just in case!