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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No more private school diving!


(via Remote Patrolled)

Rumor posted last week turned out to be true!

Read big news on TAPPS Swimming & Diving here.

Takes them a long time to get to the point.  Second from last paragraph:

Based upon recommendation from the Athletic Executive Committee, the Board determined that diving will no longer be offered by our organization. While TAPPS provided an opportunity for many divers, the overall participation did not support continuing the activity within our organization.

4 Comments:

  • At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WTF, TAAPS wants to be included in the UIL, nationally, high schools and colleges compete in swimming AND diving, here TAAPS wants to quit on diving. Great, join my alma mater that doesn't compete in diving or any events that involve the male gender. Title IX and PC run amok again!!!!

     
  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Button said…

    he's a wise old owl, that anonymous!

     
  • At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Button, years ago summer leagues, such as those your progeny coached in, were feeders for HS and competed in the same events instead of sprint contests designed not to test the athlete but to end the meet earlier. Participation ribbons were not part of the equation, you earned your awards. Kids under 10 competed for fun and we're not part of the official score unless they swam up into the older groups. Community teams emphasized quality over quantity and rewarded outstanding swims (and dives) instead of grandma competing in a bastardized "masters" event. Meets went faster and outstanding swims by smaller teams could overcome numbers. Today even the private schools have given up on the idea of a somewhat level playing field (or even pool depth) for the administration's fiat that ever social injustice has to be remedied no matter the cost. Just saying, from a wise (and not so old (at heart)) owl.

     
  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger Button said…

    good things about this summer league is travel distances aren't too far and it gets kids involved. after that, not a whole lot of positive things to say.

     

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