The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) Board of Directors convened at their regularly scheduled January meeting, with a decision regarding the swimming and diving state tournament coming out of the conversation.
The board decided that the state championships will remain at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Ohio, with the competition taking place February 24th-27th.
However, there will be no prelims in the competition. Only timed finals will be conducted, with each high school division competing over one day to minimize the number of people on deck. (Canton Rep)
Two spectators will be permitted for each diving state qualifier, while only one spectator will be permitted for each swimming state qualifier.
The Division II girls swimming and diving finals will take place on Feb. 24, followed by Division II boys on Feb. 25, Division I girls on Feb. 26 and Division I boys on Feb. 27
The 2020 edition of the women’s Division I Swimming and Diving State Championships saw Dublin Coffman secure its first-ever state title. As for Division I men’s, it was Cincinnati St. Xavier who recorded its 41st state swimming championship victory, marking the school’s 12th consecutive state swimming title and 41st overall.
In the Division II arena, Gates Mills Hawken produced its 30th girls’ swimming title in school history and its 22nd consecutive championship title since 1999. The men’s side saw Cincinnati Indian Hill win its first-ever state title.