The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team will compete at the regional meet Saturday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. at Linn-Mar High School. This meet will help determine who qualifies for state. The regional diving meet is tonight, Thursday, Oct. 31, at Linn-Mar, beginning at 5 p.m.

Decorah will go up against Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Keokuk, Linn-Mar, Tipton, Vinton-Shellsburg/Union and Williamsburg.

New last year was the addition of qualifying standards, which allows Iowa female swimmers to punch a ticket to the state meet if they post a time under the standard during the regular season, rather than wait until the regional meet. There will be a field of 32 state qualifiers, consisting of all swimmers that have met the qualifying standard (the swimmers must still compete in the event at the regional meet.) Regional champions from each event will be automatic qualifiers with the rest of the field filled by the next fastest regional times of swimmers who did not meet the state standard.

State diving and swim prelims are Friday, Nov. 8 and swim finals are Saturday, Nov. 4, in Marshalltown.