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Welcome to this                 Special Thanks To Our Hosts

              championship event

           For more than 100 years, the IHSAA has enjoyed
           being a part of the journey to adulthood for thousands
           of young Hoosiers.  Knowing that the student-athletes
           we meet today will be the leaders of tomorrow, we are
           grateful for the opportunity to help them as they learn
           valuable life lessons through athletics.  Indiana University - Purdue University
           Currently in Indiana, over 160,000 students from 411
           different IHSAA member schools participate in high   Friday  (Times are approximate)
           school athletics.  From our perspective, participation in   5:45 p.m.   Opening Ceremonies
           athletics is an integral part of the educational process.    6:00 p.m.   200 Yd. Medley Relay
                           At the IHSAA we believe   6:16 p.m.   200 Yd. Freestyle
                                                 6:32 p.m.
                                                        200 Yd. Individual Medley
                           that the athletic arena is an   6:50 p.m.   50 Yd. Freestyle
                           extension of the classroom.      7:14 p.m.   15-MINUTE BREAK
                                                        100 Yd. Butterfly
                           The national organization   7:26 p.m.   100 Yd. Freestyle
                           for high school athletics, the   7:38 p.m.   500 Yd. Freestyle
                                                        200 Yd. Freestyle Relay
                                                 8:08 p.m.
                           National Federation of State   8:23 p.m.   100 Yd. Backstroke
                           High School Associations   8:35 p.m.   100 Yd. Breaststroke
                           (NFHS) has used the slogan,   8:48 p.m.   400 Yd. Freestyle Relay
                           “Athletics, the other half of   Saturday  (Times are approximate)
                           education.”  We believe that   9:00 a.m.   Diving Preliminaries (5 dives) &
                                                        Semi-Finals (3 dives)

                           is a very accurate adage.    12:45 p.m.   Opening Ceremonies
                           There are many things to be   1:05 p.m.   Finals and Consolation Finals
           learned through athletics that may not be a part of the   State Finals Personnel
           regular classroom setting including lessons such as,
           self-discipline, the value of teamwork, the importance   Tournament Administrator and Meet Director
           of dedication and commitment.  Each of these can   Sandy Searcy, IHSAA Assistant Commissioner
           have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they   Starter Todd Maiden
           prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Whether   Assistant Starter Nancy Gulliver
           it’s their ability to deal with success or overcome great   Diving Referee Jill Brown
                                                 Stroke & Turn Judges Sally Cripe, Doug Gard
           adversity, the important lessons learned will last a   Diving Judges
           lifetime.  Each experience helps shape who one is and   John Brindley, Larry Bemis, Kurt Hass, Gloria Domb-
           who they will become.                 kowski, Barb Chambers, Roger Whaley, Ed Jones
                                                 Announcers Jim Simons, Pam Schum
           For an organization such as ours, integrity is of primary   Clerk of the Course Linda Horn
           importance.  An uncompromising adherence to the   Athletic Training Staff
           principles of fair play and impartiality form the core of   Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
           our value system.
                                                 Program Credits
           We hope you are looking forward to the 2009-10   Publisher Blake Ress, Commissioner
           school year with the same anticipation and enthusiasm   Editor Chris Kaufman, Communications Director
           as the IHSAA staff and Board of Directors.  Editorial Assistance
                                                   Toni Polizzi, Communications Assistant
           Pure, wholesome, amateur, educational, inexpensive,   David Rusk, Sports Administration Intern
           local high school athletics has always been the objec-  Printing Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
           tive.  It is what we mean when we say…Pure Spirit.    Photography Visual Sports Network
           Pure Sport!                           Cover Design three-sixty group, Indianapolis
           Cordially,                                       P.O. Box 40650
                                                       Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650
                                                            (317) 846-6601
           Blake Ress                      
           IHSAA Commissioner
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