It's in writing - Swim and Dive is dead with the new bell schedule.
Well, almost dead . . . here's the verbage from the impact report:
"Fairfax County Park Authority has made no committment to availability of pools should the bell schedule change. Under current available times schools would be unable to practice. If the Park Authority is not able to accomodate a change in FCPS pool use time, swim and dive will not continue as an FCPS sport."
I was also a big fan of these little gems for golf:
(Practice time): "Limited due to Peak Public hours after 4 pm. Dependent on Park Authority and Private Clubs."
(Facility use): "Very limited availability to peak public hours. Range time will still be available with increase in cost."
The new starting times for varsity sports make this whole concept of getting kids more sleep even more laughable - check some of these out and imagine how late kids would actually be leaving the locker room to get home (especially if you're the road team):
Field Hockey: From 7:30 to 8:15
District and Regional Cheer: End times around 11:00
Football: From 7:30 to 8:00; Freshmen and JV would play on different days
Volleyball: From 7:30 to 8:15
Basketball: From 7:30 to 8:00
Wrestling: All meets move to weekend
Lacrosse: From 7:15 to 8:15
Soccer: From 7:30 to 8:30
Tennis: From 3:30 to 4:30 providing students can provide own transportation; matches would be reduced from 10 games to 6 games
This isn't every sport, but gives a pretty good representative sample. The report doesn't include the popular club sports of crew, ice hockey and rugby that are available at some schools.
If this report doesn't put the final nail in the coffin of the proposed bell schedule, I don't know what will.