Swimming & Diving Coaches Corner

RELEASE: 2016 and 2017 Men's and Women's Swim & Dive National Championships will be held in Columbus, GA. For more information please click here.

Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

NAC Motion: Rate the Top 16 teams in the monthly ratings. DENIED

NAC Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. APPROVED

Declaration of Intent - If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - February 15

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15

Champions of Character Individual Award - February 17

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Event Manager: Jamie Adams


President: Alex Keyser, Asbury University 
Vice President: Alecia Kemnitz, Lindsey Wilson College
Secretary: Christine Mabile, The College of Idaho
Past President: Eddie Shepard, Biola University 
NAC Liaison: Gary Newsome, Olivet Nazarene University

ASCA World Clinic 2016 - September 6-11, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL  
Swimming & Diving Convention
 - TBD


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | Men's Qualification Plan Women's Qualification Plan

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-SCA Standing Committees, Swim & Dive Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-SCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-SCA Constitution, National Championship Bracket



Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2015-2016 Men's and Women's ratings dates are:

Rating #1 - Dec. 10
Rating #2 - Jan. 21
Final Rating - Feb. 24
Postseason - Mar. 9

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 


Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.



Official Rules
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) is a professional service organization that believes in "Leadership in American Swimming through Education, Certification, and Cooperation."
College Swim Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) boasting of more than 2,000 members is the oldest coaches association in the United States.


Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.