Section VI delays start of swim season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 November 2020 at 3:42 pm

The Section VI Executive Council today voted to delay the start of practice for the low-moderate risk winter sports which for Niagara-Orleans League schools involves swimming.

Swim practice, which had been scheduled to begin on November 30, will now start on December 14.

“The Section remains committed to providing opportunities for our winter athletes,” Section VI President Brett Banker said. “Much like the recently completed fall season when we did all we could, our leadership groups across the Section are working tirelessly for our athletes, families and our coaches.”

“With the reality of where we are statistically, we need to assist our Superintendents and there leaders and pause for a moment,” Banker continued. “There are great people in the Section’s athletic world working on the issues and who are fully cognizant of what these programs mean to kids.”

The Executive Committee added that “High Risk” sports, including basketball and wrestling, remain scheduled for a January 4 start up.