WVSSAC make modifications for Wrestling and Swimming

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Charleston, W.Va. (WTRF)- The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission has announced modifications to wrestling and swimming during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19.

For wrestling, highlights include:

  • All regular season weigh-ins will be conducted at each respective school prior to leaving for the event.
  • Athletes, coaches, and everyone floor level wears a face covering
  • Coaches will wear a face covering on and off the mat. Eliminate post-match handshakes.
  • Wrestlers should eliminate handshakes with officials and or coaches pre- and post-match.
  • A shower or wipe down is required after each match.
  • Change uniforms as often as possible.

You can view the full guidelines for wrestling below.

The highlights for swimming include:

  • Arrive at the venue in competition attire to avoid the need for dressing rooms
  • Only one lap counter and timer per lane, except for championship events
  • No more than 3 swimmers per lane for warm ups/ cool down. Start at opposite ends of the pool.

You can view the full guidelines for swimming below.

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