It looks like there are three (3) major changes being kicked around by high school coaches.
#1 - End high school swim season before Christmas. Posted on this back on April 10 (catch up here). Plenty of views and comments for that post. Split between "pro" and "con" is pretty easy to see. Excellence crowd wants to train their teams through Christmas and have great swims in February. Equity crowd would rather see less-committed swimmers/divers get a Christmas vacation and then work on One-Act Play second semester. I'm strongly opposed to the idear.
#2 - Add a 3A classification. When and where would the region and state meets for 3A be held? If they're in conjunction with 4A and/or 5A meets, something would have to "give", right? Trying to run 3A, 4A, and 5A region/state meets on the same weekends would likely mean cutbacks to the 4A and 5A meets. Do you want to go back to eight (8) finalists at the region meet? How about eight (8) finalists at the state meet? Unless it can be done without taking anything away from the 4A and 5A meets, I'm strongly opposed to this idear as well.
#3 - Advance twenty-four (24) qualifiers each to the 4A and 5A state meets. Posted on this in April of 2012, while venting on several issues (catch up here). Upside to this proposal is more geographic representation with two (2) automatic swimming qualifiers (and three divers) per event per region. UIL likes geographic representation. This would also mean no empty lanes in state meet finals (unlikely there'd be more than eight dq's in an event in prelims, right?). I'm strongly in favor of the idear of taking 24 to state.
Will be interesting to see if TISCA gets behind even one of these proposals and commits to taking it to the UIL Legislative Council.