The Swimming & Diving Committee (“Committee”) is a standing committee established by the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (“DIAA”) pursuant t14 Del. C. § 304(2). Created at 14 Del. C. ch. 3, DIAA preserves and promotes the educational significance of interscholastic athletics; ensures that interscholastic sports remains compatible with the educational mission of the member schools; provides for fair competition between member schools; promotes sportsmanship and ethical behavior; establishes and enforces standards of conduct for athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and spectators; protects the physical well-being of athletes; and promotes healthy adolescent lifestyles.

The Committee is charged with:

  • working with the DIAA office staff tperform tasks related trunning the state tournament, including:
    • establishing written procedures for determining tournament berths and selecting tournament sites,
    • determining state tournament berths, and
    • inspecting member schools’ venues and determining viability for competition;
  • working with the Officials’ Committee tevaluate an officials’ association during its probationary period; and
  • working with the Officials’ Committee tmake a recommendation tthe Board at the end of an officials’ association’s probationary period.

The Board’s Chairperson shall appoint an individual tserve as the Committee’s Chairperson whshall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Board’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove the Committee’s Chairperson.

The Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, shall appoint individuals tserve on the Committee. Committee members shall be geographically representative and may include administrators, athletic directors, coaches, local school board members, officials, and members of the public. Individuals appointed tserve on the Committee shall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove individuals from the Committee.

The Committee shall conduct itself in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, and the Department of Education’s rules and regulations.

Approved by the Board of Directors on 09/14/2017.

Committee Members

First Name Last Name Conference Affiliation Title Committee Position County Term Expires BOD Approved
Aerin Donovan Henlopen Sussex Central HS Asst. Principal Member SC 2020  
Bob Evancho   Public Member Retired Member NC 2021  
Bill Geppert Henlopen Cape Henlopen HS Coach Member SC 2020  
Kim Habbert   Public Member Christiana HS Member NC 2022  
Mike Hart Non-Conference Salesianum School Retired/DIAA Board Member Chair NC 2022  
Joe Huggins   DE Swimming and Diving Officials Assoc. Official Member NC 2022  
Fred Killian   DE Swimming and Diving Officials Assoc. Official Member NC 2021  
Mike Morton Blue Hen William Penn HS Coach Member NC 2021  
Dave Oswinkle Diamond State Archmere Academy Athletic Director Member NC 2020  
Theresa Repole Diamond State Newark Charter Athletic Trainer Member NC 2021  
Greg Shivery Diamond State Newark Charter Athletic Director Member NC 2020  
Kent Steeves   DIAA State Interpreter (Swimming and Diving) Member KC 2023 20-Nov
Carol Wood   Public Member   Member NC 2020  
Vacant                
Vacant