Diving in San Antonio
The Alamo Area High School Swim League (AAHSSL, The
League) is an affiliation of more than fifty high school
swimming teams in what may generally be characterized as
the Greater San Antonio Metropolitan area. It
encompasses virtually all of the High School Teams in
Bexar County as well as several in nearby counties.
The AAHSSL (the League) is organized, managed and
operated under the auspices of the Alamo Area Aquatic
Association (AAAA). AAAA is an umbrella organization of
primarily educational organizations affiliated with USA
The League is incorporated as a non-profit organization
under Texas Law and the Internal Revenue Service. The
organization is governed by a recognized Board of
Directors (BoD) and functions within a set of formal
By-Laws for the betterment of aquatic sports within the
Greater San Antonio Metropolitan Area.
It is comprised of competitive swimming
and diving teams from the
Alamo Heights Independent School District
Comal Independent School District
Converse-Judson Independent School District
Jewish Community Center
Palo Alto College
North East Independent School District
Northside Independent School District
San Antonio Independent School District
Schertz-Clemens Independent School District
High Schools from Laredo and Del Rio
High Schools from Austin
In late July of 2017, as planning
for the upcoming High School Swimming and Diving Season
began, a concerted effort was undertaken to ensure that
Results from the League Diving events were displayed on
the AAAA Web Site in more-or-less the same manner as the
Results from the Swimming events.
A League Diving Page was established on the AAAA Web
Site, pretty much in accordance with the wishes of the
diving community, displaying a meet calendar,
specifications of each meet, venues, start times and
ultimately Final Results from each meet
Computer operations are central to the efficient
function of the League, which has always specified that
a Meet Management software program marketed by a firm
called Active HY-TEK (Meet Manager), be
mandatory for use for all AAHSSL competitions.
Under the Facilities Standards, Section 3.1.6 of the
2017 - 2018 AAHSSL Handbook states as follows:
"Active Software’s HY-TEK Meet Manager for Windows,
version 6.0 or 7.0 operated by competent and
experienced personnel and running on appropriate
League Diving meets are sometimes conducted
independently of swimming meets. In such cases, the League Diving community declined to honor
that requirement and with the silent acquiescence of the
AAAA Board of Directors (BoD)
instead, insisted on the use of a much different Diving
management software product entitled CleanEntries.
This decision created an immediate problem as regards
posting Results data because files from CleanEntries and HY-TEK's Meet
Manager are not compatible. i.e., neither program can "read" the files from the other.
A good deal of effort was expended by two interested
individuals to find away to overcome the problems this incompatibility
which was ultimately successful, but did require a minor
amount of file manipulation to make the CleanEntries
Results files readable by Meet Manager; thus ensuring
consistency in the posting of swimming AND diving
Results on the World-Wide Web.
By January First of 2018 less than 20% of the League
Diving Results had been made available for posting was
agreed to prior to the start of the season. In the
absence of more than 80% of the known data, the Diving
Page was removed from the Web Site.
The aforementioned difficulties involve ONLY
League Diving results because the Championship Meets (SZT,
TAPPS, UIL local Districts, and UIL Region VII-6A) are
managed exclusively my HY-TEK Meet Manager and will
always include the Diving competition.
Whether this situation can be avoided next year (2018 -
2019) remains to be seen.