LHSAA State Swimming Meet
The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana will host the High School State Swimming Championships for the 2020-2021 school year November 18-21, 2020.
The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, in partnership with the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana and LHSAA are proud to announce this upcoming event. The State Championships have been hosted in Sulphur, La. since 2007, however due to damage caused by natural disasters the event has been moved.
“We are saddened by the damage Hurricane Laura caused to Sulphur, but look forward to having the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana host the swimming state meet this year,” said Assistant Executive Director of LSHAA, Michael Federico. “It will be a good venue for the student-athletes and we look forward to a successful event.”
“The YMCA is excited to be able to offer a high-level event for these athletes,” said John Janszen, Swim Team Director at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana. “We have one of the best and fastest pools in the state and it’s a privilege to be able to let swimmers from around Louisiana experience a State Championship here in Shreveport.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, changes have been made to the format and schedule of events, as well as the attendance guidelines.
- Event will be moved to a timed final meet rather than holding preliminary and final rounds.
- Event schedule will be as follows:
There will be 2 separate sessions each day – Boys in the morning and Girls in the afternoon (Specific times will be published).
- November 18 – Division IV
- November 19 – Division III
- November 20 – Division II
- November 21 – Division I
- No spectators will be allowed at the event due to COVID-19 capacity limits. The only people allowed in the facility will be LHSAA registered athletes, LHSAA registered coaches/administrators, and pre-scheduled volunteers for that session. Students are only permitted in the facility for sessions in which they are entered to compete.
This event will be live streamed- more details will be posted on LHSAA.org.
This event is projected to have a direct economic impact of $1.3M on the Shreveport-Bossier City community. More information on this event will be sent to member schools.