Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NCAA Grants Division III Waiver

CollegeSwimming.com::NCAA Grants Division III Waiver

Today the NCAA Division III Administrative Review Subcommittee (ARS) granted colleges and universities a blanket waiver to provide Division III swimmers one last opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Trials. The waiver will enable Division III coaches to continue coaching their student-athletes up through a long course meet during the 2007-08 season.

The waiver essentially allows coaches, institutions and athletes to bypass NCAA Division III bylaws covering outside competition, athletically related activities, involvement of coaching staff, maximum dates of competition, and out-of-season athletically related activities through the Summer 2008 term. An incredibly broad waiver, it does not give Division III programs carte blanche to begin training year-round.

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