Those pushing for a third conference might point out that swimming/diving is the only UIL activity* divided into two (2) conferences. Even Team Tennis is a three-conference sport in Texas.
The Standing Committee on Policy authorized the UIL staff to monitor several proposals, including sanctioning water polo.
- sanctioning disc golf,
- adding a competitive stomp season,
- sanctioning bowling, &
- adding archery.
The entire UIL press release is here
*That includes not only Athletics, but also Academics and Music