Swimming advancement: The sectional winner in each event, plus any contestant who equals or betters the state time standard in their respective event, qualifies for next weekend's state meet. In addition, the next fastest number of contestants in the state that would bring the total number of state meet entrants to 32 in each event make it.
Diving advancement: First- through fourth-place winners qualify for Tuesday's Penn Diving Regional.
When: Swimming preliminaries -- 5:30 p.m. today; diving preliminaries -- 9 a.m. Saturday; all finals -- 1 p.m. Saturday.
Teams entered: Bishop Noll, Clark, Crown Point, E.C. Central, Gavit, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Kankakee Valley, Lake Central, Lowell, Morton, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer, South Newton.
Favorite: Munster. Dark horse: Crown Point.
Individuals to watch: Crown Point -- Tyler Croell, Sr.; Joel Ginztler, So.; Mike Kukurugya, Jr.; Dan Kvachkoff, Jr.; Marcus Trybula, Sr.; Blake Yeager, Sr. Lake Central -- Ryan Hebda, Sr.; Teryn Solan, Sr. Munster -- Kevin Behrens, Sr.; Max Kilibarda, Sr.; Frank Rapin, Sr.; Dillon Thompson, Sr. Rensselaer -- Casey Hooker, Sr.
Fast fact: Munster has won 25 straight crowns.
When: Swimming preliminaries -- 5:30 p.m. today; diving preliminaries -- 9 a.m. Saturday; finals -- 1 p.m. Saturday.
Teams entered: Calumet, Chesterton, Roosevelt, Lew Wallace, West Side, Hobart, Knox, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Portage, Roosevelt, Valparaiso, West Side, Wheeler.
Favorite: Chesterton. Dark horse: Michigan City.
Individuals to watch: Chesterton -- Tyler Fozkos, Sr.; Blake Pieroni, Fr.; Alex Olson, Sr.; Jack Wallar, Fr.; Aaron Whitaker, Fr. LaPorte -- Josh Batten, Sr. Michigan City -- Cameron Miller, Sr.; Nathan Quinlan, Sr. Valparaiso -- Dion Low, Jr.; Tony Trinoski, Sr.
Fast fact: Chesterton has won 12 straight sectional titles.