Swimming officially a high school sport

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RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The IHSAA has finally adopted swimming as a sanctioned sport.

The high school swim season kicked off last Saturday at Hailey but Saturday morning swimmers were in the Rupert pool.

The Burley-Minico invite hosted over a dozen schools.

Previously swimming was a private sport that was competitive through club teams.

The rules are similar to other sanctioned high school sports in regards to classification. Some unknown rules are that an individual may not exceed seven meets during the regular season and not to exceed two meets per week. A competitor is limited to enter a maximum of four events per meet and no more of two of those can be individual events.

At each meet there will be 11 events ranging in distance, style of swim and if it's an individual or relay event.