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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here

Looks like many of the faster swimmers that were missing have now been found.  Still a few have opted to focus on the Olympic Trials, but most of the heavy-hitters of seasons past have come back.  After big meets at Jeffco, Cherry Creek, Mountain Range, and Air Force, the quality of times in each even have definitely ticked downward (faster).  In 4A, Thompson Valley came up to 4th in the rankings, only a point behind Valor Christian, while in 5A, Fairview climbed over Regis and Arapahoe to sit in the 3rd position behind a still-strong Cherry Creek and Fossil Ridge.  

Next Rankings Published - Week of May 2nd

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Colorado HS Swimming and Diving Legislative Committee Charts Future Course

The Colorado HS Swimming & Diving Legislative Committee had a lot to consider and work through at their most recent meeting. The committee made determinations on State Meet locations, realignment of girls teams to create a new 3A division, as well as establishing 2017 Girls State Meet qualification times. 

The State Meets locations and dates for Girls and Boys were spelled out as were the date and location rotation of meets for the girls over the next 3 years (2017/2018/2019).

For 2017, the schedule and locations are:

  • Girls’ State – February 9-11, 2017 (5A & 3A) & February 10-11, 2017 (4A) 
    • 3A/5A – VMAC 
    • 4A – EPIC 
    • See proposed state schedule below
  • Boys’ State – Friday and Saturday May 19-20, 2017
    • 4A – Air Force Academy
    • 5A – VMAC

This year, the 3A & 5A girls will be at VMAC on the following schedule:

Thursday AM - 5A Diving Prelims
Thursday PM - 5A Swimming Prelims
Friday AM - 3A Swimming Prelims
Friday PM - 5A Swimming & Diving Finals
Saturday AM - 3A Diving Prelims
Saturday PM - 3A Swimming & Diving Finals

The 4A girls will be at EPIC on the following schedule (Same as prior years):

Friday PM - Swimming Prelims
Saturday AM  - Diving Prelims
Saturday PM - Swimming & Diving Finals

Over the next 3 years for the girls, the chart below describes how the 3 divisions will rotate sites/dates:

Site 1: Combined Classifications Site 2: Single Classification
Thursday AM: “A” Dive Prelims Thursday AM: N/A
Thursday PM: “A” Swim Prelims Thursday PM: N/A
Friday AM: “B” Swim Prelims Friday AM: NA
Friday PM: “A” Swim-Dive Finals Friday PM: “C” Swim Prelims
Saturday AM: “B” Dive Prelims Saturday AM: “C” Dive Prelims
Saturday PM: “B” Swim-Dive Finals Saturday PM: “C” Swim-Dive Finals
2017: A = 5A, B = 3A, C = 4A 
2018: A = 3A, B = 4A, C = 5A
2019: A = 4A, B = 5A, C = 3A

The realignment of Girls' teams to create a 3A division is going to create some very new looks when it comes to the state meets.  Here are the teams in each division - 

5A - 44 Schools (* Denotes Play-Up School)
Adams City Grandview
Arapahoe Hinkley
Arvada West Horizon
Aurora Central Lakewood
Bear Creek * Legacy
Boulder Legend
Brighton Monarch
Chaparral Mountain Range
Chatfield Mountain Vista
Cherokee Trail Northglenn
Cherry Creek Overland
Columbine * Palmer
Dakota Ridge * Pomona *
Denver East Poudre
Doherty Ralston Valley
Douglas County Rangeview
Eaglecrest Regis Jesuit *
Fairview Rock Canyon
FNE Warriors (Montebello) Rocky Mountain
Fossil Ridge Smoky Hill
Fountain Ft. Carson ThunderRidge
Gateway Westminster

4A - 37 Schools (* Denotes Play-Up School)
Abraham Lincoln Montrose
Air Academy Mountain View
Broomfield Mullen *
Cheyenne Mountain Niwot
Coronado Pine Creek
Denver South Ponderosa
Fort Collins Pueblo Centennial
Fruita Monument Pueblo South
George Washington Pueblo West
Golden Rampart
Grand Junction Silver Creek
Greeley Central Skyline
Greeley West Standley Lake
Heritage Thompson Valley *
Highlands Ranch Valor Christian *
Liberty Wheat Ridge
Littleton Widefield
Loveland Windsor
Mesa Ridge

3A - 41 Schools
Aspen La Junta
Centaurus Lewis-Palmer
Colorado Academy Longmont
Conifer Manitou Springs
Delta Mitchell
Denver North Moffat County
Denver West Montezuma-Cortez
D'Evelyn Northfield
Discovery Canyon Northridge
Durango Platte Canyon
Eaton Pueblo Central
Englewood Pueblo County
Estes Park Pueblo East
Evergreen Salida
Fountain Valley Sierrra
Glenwood Springs St. Mary's
Green Mountain St. Mary's Academy
Gunnison Summit
Harrison Thomas Jefferson
Holyoke Valley
Kent Denver

The Schools that stand out for being misplaced are Heritage (a perennial top 10 5A School) going to 4A, Lewis-Palmer in 3A (highly competitive 5A before now), and Manitou Springs also going to 3A after consistently being in the top 3 in 4A over the past few years.  Alignment was done solely based upon enrollment figures and schools had to request to swim up from their original alignment from the initial CLOC meeting in January.  

For the girls state qual times, in 5A and 4A, there are no time changes from the prior years in swimming, a slight increase in DD in diving, and additional times for 3A. Boys times are published after the completion of the boys season currently underway.  Girls times are below - 

EVENT 2016 2016 2016
3A Girls 3A Girls 4A Girls 4A Girls 5A Girls 5A Girls
Yards Meters Yards Meters Yards Meters
200 Medley Relay 2:08.00 2:22.85 2:05.00 2:19.50 2:02.00 2:16.15
200 Freestyle 2:14.00 2:28.47 2:08.00 2:21.82 2:02.50 2:15.73
200 IM 2:35.00 2:52.05 2:26.00 2:42.06 2:19.00 2:34.29
50 Free 0:27.50 0:30.66 0:26.60 0:29.66 0:25.80 0:28.77
*Diving-6 Dives 180 (9.5) 180 (9.5) 195 (9.8) 195 (9.8) 220 (10.3) 220 (10.3)
**Diving-11 Dives 290 (11.1) 290 (11.1) 310 (11.4) 310 (11.4) 345 (12.3) 345 (12.3)
100 Butterfly 1:10.00 1:17.77 1:06.30 1:13.66 1:02.50 1:09.44
100 Free 1:00.50 1:07.28 0:58.10 1:04.61 0:56.00 1:02.27
500 Yard (400M) Free 6:08.00 5:22.81 5:46.00 5:03.51 5:32.00 4:51.23
200 Free Relay 1:54.00 2:07.34 1:51.00 2:03.99 1:48.00 2:00.64
100 Back 1:10.00 1:17.77 1:06.80 1:14.21 1:03.20 1:10.22
100 Breast 1:19.00 1:27.85 1:15.50 1:23.96 1:12.80 1:20.95
400 Free Relay 4:13.00 4:41.84 4:06.00 4:34.04 3:59.00 4:26.25

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here

Lots of solid swimming and diving this past weekend and some big invitationals, but many teams held their positions in the rankings.  In 4A, the big movers upward were SIlver Creek and Pueblo County and Cheyenne Mountain has widened it's lead on Air Academy to over 200 points, while in 5A, Fossil Ridge now has a 100 point lead on Cherry Creek, and Highlands Ranch is the big mover up to 6th, just shy of Fairview.  More invitationals this week with Jeffco, Cherry Creek, and Mustang Invitationals all going on.    

Next Rankings Published - Week of April 25th

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here

5A now has a couple of teams finally show up into the rankings.  Most notable being Fairview and Highlands Ranch breaks into the top 10 at 8th behind a strong meet at the Arapahoe Invitational.  A slight shift in the 4A top 5 with Valor moving from 4th to 3rd, Golden moving from 6th to 4th, and Estes Park sliding a bit from 3rd to 5th.  Could see more activity in 5A with #4 Arapahoe taking on #5 Smoky Hill, and next week looks to have more impact with 3 big invitational meets on the schedule (Mountain Range, Smoky Hill, Jeffco).  

Next Rankings Published - Week of April 18th

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here

Cheyenne Mountain made the biggest statement of the week at their own Indian Invitational this past week and now have opened up a 150+ point margin on next closest competitor Air Academy while Estes Park, Valor Christian, and Montrose are all within 10 points of each other to round out the top 5.  

Fossil Ridge sits comfortably at the top of the 5A ranking, though #2 Regis has made up some ground from last week and may post even closer next week after swimming #4 Arapahoe this week.

Next Rankings Published - Week of April 11th