Upcoming Illinois LMSC Swim Competition Schedule

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 28th Annual Chicago Masters' Big Shoulders 5K and 2.5K Open Water Long Distance Swim Classic

All U.S. Masters Swimming
Swim Meets, Open Water Events, Postals

FINIS Z2 Zoomer
Buy FINIS Swimming Gear
The Worldwide Leader in
Technical Swimming Development

Club Assistant Registration Services


FINIS Z2 Zoomer
Streaming Video
Where Swimming Comes Alive!

Club Assistant Proudly Supports


Adult Swimming for
Health, Fitness and Exercise

Masters Swimming Canada (MSC)
Better swimming for all adults

Masters Swimming Australia (MSA)
Fitness, Friendship & Fun

Ninth Annual - 2018 Central Illinois Open Water Swim 1.2-Miles & 2.4-Miles

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Central Illinois Masters Swim Team Meets

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 6:51 AM CT on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Open Close
Swimmer Registration Thu, January 18, 2018 12:00 AM CT Fri, June 22, 2018 11:59 AM CT

Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. CT
USMS Sanction: 218-W001

Evergreen Lake • Comlara Park • Hudson, Illinois • 1.2 Miles & 2.4 Miles

Sanctioned by Illinois Masters Swimming Association (ILMSA) for United States Masters Swimming (USMS)

CIOWS 2018 Event Information

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 23, 2018*
7:00 A.M. Start Registration Check-In and Body Marking 
8:00 A.M. Warmup Start
8:30 A.M. Close Warmup, Registration Check-In and Body Marking
8:35 A.M. Required Pre-Race Course Briefing [at swim start/beach area]
9:00 A.M. Wave 1: 2.4-Miles [In-Water Start]
9:10 A.M. Wave 2: 1.2-Miles [In-Water Start]
11:15 A.M. Recognition

* All times are Central Time (CT)

EVENT HOST: Central Illinois Masters Swim Team, Inc. (CIMST) http://cimst.org

FACILITY/VENUE HOST: McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation www.mcleancountyil.gov

VENUE LOCATION: Evergreen Lake at Comlara Park 
13001 Recreation Area Drive, Hudson, Illinois 61748


North 8-miles on Interstate 39 (from Bloomington/Normal, IL and Interstates I-74 & I-55)
Exit I-39 at Exit 8
1.3-miles West on McLean County Hwy 8 (E 2500N) to McLean County Highway 33 (N 1275E)
0.5-mile South on McLean County Hwy 33 (N 1275E) to Recreation Area Drive
West onto Recreation Area Drive 0.5-mile to PARKING and REGISTRATION CHECK-IN

Director: John Carroll 309-830-6597
Referee: Rome Yount
Certified Safety Director: Joe Kinkade
Lifeguard & Kayak Supervisors: Jori Cooper & Brandon Bonner
Fire Chief: Jeff Thomas, EMP-P
Medical Officer: Steve Modine, EMT-P

RULES & SAFETY: Current USMS Open Water rules will apply. Under USMS Open Water rules, your age is determined as of December 31, 2018, except that you must be at least age 18-years old on June 23, 2018. USMS registration is required of all participants. All participants are required to wear the event supplied brightly colored swim cap and have their body marked with registration number for safety reasons. For non-wetsuit competitions, swimmers shall wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces.  All swimsutis shall be made from textile materials and not contain clasps or zippers.  For both men and women, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulder nor below the ankles. View USMS Open Water rules here.

CHECK-IN: Starts at 7:00 A.M. and closes at 8:30 A.M. CT.  For safety reasons no one will be allowed to swim without positive check-in before 8:30 A.M. CT - no exceptions.  Your 2018 USMS Membership Card and photo identification are required at check-in - registrations are not transferable.

COURSE BRIEFING: 8:35 A.M. CT REQUIRED for ALL participants.

COURSE: Triangular 1.2 Mile loop course marked by buoys, lifeguards on rescue boards, rowboats, kayaks, officials, and other safety resources. In-water start, swim counter-clockwise around three orange 8-foot tetrahedron turn buoys (with red guide buoys on straight-aways), exit water with brief run on beach sand, and through finish chute. Course is subject to change if event day conditions warrant.  Please note that a cool down swim in the lake is not available following completion of swimming.   

Anticipated water temperature range: 73 to 83°F.
Anticipated air temperature range: 75 to 80°F. 
Water and air temperature updates will be e-mailed to registrants periodically during the weeks/days leading to the event.

WETSUITS: Based on conditions at race time and the descretion of the CIOWS Director, wetsuits may be allowed when the Evergreen Lake water temperature is below 78°F.  If 78°F or higher - no wetsuits - no exceptions.

USMS/ILMSA MEMBER ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online CIOWS entry registration begins with USMS membership verification and purchase availability. You must bring your 2018 USMS Registration Card. The $51.00 cost for USMS/ILMSA membership is in addition to your event entry fee. One Event (OEVT) membership to USMS is available for $15. The OEVT fee is in addition to your entry fee.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online registration entry provides immediate entry confirmation and e-mail receipt.  Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Early Entry $45.00: Received by 11:59 P.M. CT Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Late Entry $55.00: Received by 11:59 A.M. (noon) CT Friday, June 22, 2018.
* CIOWS entry fee does not include USMS/ILMSA Member or OEVT registration fee.



NO TRANSFERS. NO DEFERRALS. NO REFUNDS. Event may be delayed or cancelled due to water temperature below 66°F or above 87.8°F, extreme weather, other emergency, or as determined by the CIOWS Director, Venue Host, Safety Officials, or CIOWS Referee.

T-Shirts: CIOWS T-Shirts are available for $15.00 at the time of registration.  Two colors are available: navy blue & pink (see pictures above & below).  Shirts ordered by 11:59 p.m. CT on June 12, 2018, will be available for pick up at check-in.  If ordered after that date, they may not be available at check-in and may require mailing with a small shipping charge added.  Shirts will not be sold on the day of the event.

RESULTS: Provided by It's Race Time.  Results will be posted at www.Itsracetime.com and at http://cimst.org.  There is a $25 fee for failing to return the timing chip.

AWARDS: Non-wetsuit distance competitions - Overall top 3 Men and top 3 Women place finishers. 
Non-wetsuit distance competitions - First place finisher in each Men's and Women's age group division.
Wetsuit distance competitions (if allowed) - Awards only to the first place finishers Men and Women.

PARKING: Free parking is available in the gravel lots located next to the registration tent.

ONSITE FACILITIES: Restrooms, showers, changing areas are available at the Comlara Park Glasener Beach House.

FOOD: Plenty of food and drink will be available for race participants and volunteers.  No alcohol allowed.

SPONSORS: Please visit and support our CIOWS 2018 sponsors at http://cimst.org and https://www.facebook.com/ilmasters.

CAMPING: Campsites are available in the Main Recreation Area of Comlara Park.  Call 309-434-6770 for reservations and fee information. Please indicate that you are with the CIOWS Event.

QUESTIONS: See http://cimst.org or e-mail jwcc@aol.com

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Current Weather
Map and Directions