ILMSA Short Course State Championships 2022


Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

USMS Sanction : 212-S005

Illinois Masters State Meet

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Individual Registration Fri, Mar 4, 2022
08:00 PM
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Fri, Mar 4, 2022
08:00 PM
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Mar 21, 2022
12:00 PM
Wed, Mar 23, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Online Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Wed, Mar 23, 2022.

ILMSA Short Course State Championships 2022
Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27, 2022

LOCATION: FMC Natatorium is located at 275 Plaza Dr, Westmont, IL 60559
Meet Director: Andreas Seibt -
Meet Referee: Ed Stranc -

FACILITY:  The pool is a 50-meter Myrtha Olympic-sized competition pool with two moveable bulkheads, two head walls, and will be divided into two 25-yard courses. Each course will have 9 FINA approved Olympic size wide lanes with water depth of 8 ½ to 14 feet. An additional 8 warm-up and cool-down lanes will be available in a separate pool throughout the meet. The pool is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic timing system, same as used during the United States Olympic Trials.  Spectator seating for 1,200 on three sides, ADA seating, and a standing corner on the north side with Wi-Fi and cell phone charging stations. The length of the competition course is not on file with USMS. Eligibility of times achieved in this meet will be contingent upon pool length measurement and approval with USMS; if bulkheads are present, their placement must also be confirmed by measurements at the meet. (USMS articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1).  Pools will be measured and certified in accordance with USMS articles 105.1.7 and107.2.1.
Covid Protocols:   All current protocols in place at the time of the meet will be followed. If protocols are in place, swimmers, spectators or meet officials that cannot or do not conform to the protocols will not be allowed in the venue. There are no refunds of entry fees. Maintain social distance (3-6 feet) when possible.  Locker rooms and showers are available for use, but please maintain social distance.

Eligibility:  Must be over 18 years of age and a current USMS member. In accordance with USMS rules, verification of membership registration must be provided with your entry, either a copy of membership card or verified through online registration. To register with USMS go to: Age as of the last day of the meet shall determine age for the entire meet.

Entry Limit:  Swimmers may enter from 1 to 5 individual events,plus up to 2 relay events, per day.  No swimmer may compete in more than 11 individual events for the entire meet. 

Entry Procedures:  Online entry is required. The individual online registration deadline is March 20, 2022, at 11:59 pm CDT. No late entries will be accepted. 

Entry fees:  $45 swimmer surcharge, plus $6 per individual event. Fee for Relay-Only swimmers is $55.  Relay team fees will be $12 each submitted by the March 23, 2022 deadline. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ILMSA STATE SWIM MEET."

Events:  All events are timed-final events.  Events are offered in age categories as per rule: 102.3.1 and swum slowest to fastest except for the 1000 Freestyle event which will be swum fastest to slowest.  The 1000 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, and the 400 Individual Medley will be limited to the first 180 entries (90 women and 90 men). 

Hospitality information: There will be Volunteer, Coach and Official Hospitality ALL weekend. A concession stand and a swim shop will be available for swimmers and spectators, and will be onsite for the duration of the meet. 

Relay Events:  Swimmers SHOULD indicate their relay availability during the individual swimmer online entry process.  

Online Relay Team Entry:  Same system used at Nationals to enter relays. Coaches may register relays here on Club Assistant beginning at noon on Monday, March 21, and closing at 6:00pm Wednesday, March 24.  See rule 102.9.8 regarding relay limits.  Club rosters with swimmer age, gender, and best 50y free times are displayed for building relays. Relays are paid by credit card to "ILMSA STATE SWIM MEET."  Modifications can be made the day of each relay, but overall RELAY AGE ENTRY cannot change.  

Seeding:  All events except the 400 IM, 500 and 1000 Freestyle will be pre-seeded.  Swimmers entered in these events must check in to declare their intent to swim.  Swimmers who do not check in for those events by the published deadlines will be scratched from those events.  Pools are separated by gender for all individual events. Men will swim in one pool and women in the other, which will be alternated each day. Relays may be swum in either pool and separated at the discretion of the Meet Host.

Timing Regulations: Official times set at this meet will be eligible for ILMSA Records, USMS Top Ten, and USMS National Records. Anyone who is attempting a national record needs to be informed of the new timing regulations by the Meet Director so that person can be put in a pad-timed pool regardless of their seed time. 

Check-In:  Positive check-in for the 1000 & 500 Freestyle and the 400 IM is REQUIRED online via SWIMPHONE.  Check-in opens on Friday, March 25, and closes one hour prior to the event; see below.  Last-minute scratches can be submitted to the meet referee the morning of the event. 

Event Check In DEADLINE
Friday, March 25, 1000 Free EARLY heats 12:00 noon
Friday, March 25, 1000 Free LATE heats 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 400 IM 7:00 am
Sunday, March 27, 500 Free 7:00 am

Competition Pool Warm-up Hours:  (all times are central time)
Warmup Meet Starts
Friday, March 25, 2022   Session 1 12:00 pm– 12:55 pm 01:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022   Session 2 8 Lane Training Pool 04:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022 07:00 am – 07:55 am 08:00 am
Sunday, March 27, 2022 07:00 am – 07:55 am 08:00 am

(8) Lanes are available for warm-up/cool down continuously through the meet.  FMC will not be OPEN to participants before 12:00pm on Friday.

Warm-up Procedures:  Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled matter.  No diving or backstroke starts will be allowed, except in designated sprint lanes starting at specific times each morning.  One or two lanes shall be designated as one-way sprint lanes during the pre-meet warm-up sessions in the competition pool ONLY.  Any swimmer who acts in an unsporting or unsafe manner within the swimming venue may be considered for appropriate action or penalty by the referee (rule 102.13.3.) Pull-buoys, kick boards, fins and hand paddles are not allowed in competition or warm-up pools. Outside lanes will be available for those older swimmers or swimmers with disabilities.

Scoring:  Individual Events:  11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 / Relays: 22, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

T-Shirts:  Cotton State Meet T-Shirts are available for $15 each, in both Men's and Women's cuts. Men's sizes are M-XXL and Women's sizes are S-XL. 

Individual:  Medals Places 1-6, Ribbons 7-10
Relays: Ribbons 1-3

High Point Award:  One male and female for each age group.

Team Trophy:  Trophies 1st through 3rd will be awarded in each of three Team size categories.

Order of Events:   Pools will be separated Men/Women with exception of Relays which may be separated at discretion of Meet Host. Men will swim against Men & Women will swim against Women.

2022 ILMSA State Meet Social
Join fellow swimmers to celebrate your love of swimming onsite at the ILMSA State Meet Social on Sunday, March 27th immediately following the meet! The social will be a chance to mingle with new and old swimming friends and fortify yourself after a day of hard swimming. 

All swimmers and supporters regardless of affiliation are welcome!

Where: FMC Natatorium, 2nd Floor spectator balcony 
When: Sunday March 27, 2022; immediately following the last swim event 
Cost: $6 
Social event guarantees entry to the 2nd floor spectator balcony for individual and team awards, ILMSA annual awards, a short members meeting including floor nominations for leadership positions, food & drinks, and a live band for entertainment.

You MUST purchase your tickets during the online registration process.

NOTES for the below Order of Events:

Friday, March 25, 2022:   Events 1-4 
1.    Men’s 1000 Freestyle early heats, maximum 54 entries 
2.    Women’s 1000 Freestyle early heats, maximum 54 entries 
3.    **400 Medley Relay – all genders or mixed (does not count toward team point totals)
4.    ** 400 Free Relay– all genders or mixed (does not count toward team point totals)

Friday, March 25, 2022:   Events 5-6 
5.    Men’s 1000 Freestyle late heats, maximum 36 entries 
6.    Women’s 1000 Freestyle late heats, maximum 36 entries

Saturday, March 26, 2022:     
-- The Bill Mulliken Legends Award will be presented before Event 17

Sunday, March 27, 2022:     
-- After the meet, the State Meet Social: 
-----Brief Annual Meeting of Members 
-----Awards Presentations

Friday, March 25, 2022 - Session 1 - 1000 Free (early heats)
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
1 Men (early heats) 1000 Y Free Psych
2 Women (early heats) 1000 Y Free Psych
3 Mixed **(M-W-X) 400 Y Medley Relay
4 Mixed **(M-W-X) 400 Y Free Relay
Friday, March 25, 2022 - Session 2 - 1000 Free (late heats)
Meet Session starts at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
5 Men (late heats) 1000 Y Free Psych
6 Women (late heats) 1000 Y Free Psych
Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
7 Men 400 Y IM Psych
8 Women 400 Y IM Psych
9 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Session 4 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event Psych
11 Men 50 Y Breast Psych
12 Women 50 Y Breast Psych
13 Men 200 Y Free Psych
14 Women 200 Y Free Psych
15 Men 100 Y IM Psych
16 Women 100 Y IM Psych
Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Session 5 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event Psych
17 Men 50 Y Free Psych
18 Women 50 Y Free Psych
19 Men 200 Y Breast Psych
20 Women 200 Y Breast Psych
21 Men 100 Y Fly Psych
22 Women 100 Y Fly Psych
23 Men 100 Y Back Psych
24 Women 100 Y Back Psych
25 Men 200 Y Free Relay
26 Women 200 Y Free Relay
Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Session 6
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
27 Men 500 Y Free Psych
28 Women 500 Y Free Psych
29 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Session 7 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event Psych
31 Men 50 Y Back Psych
32 Women 50 Y Back Psych
33 Men 200 Y IM Psych
34 Women 200 Y IM Psych
35 Men 100 Y Free Psych
36 Women 100 Y Free Psych
37 Men 200 Y Fly Psych
38 Women 200 Y Fly Psych
Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Session 8 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event Psych
39 Men 50 Y Fly Psych
40 Women 50 Y Fly Psych
41 Men 200 Y Back Psych
42 Women 200 Y Back Psych
43 Men 100 Y Breast Psych
44 Women 100 Y Breast Psych
45 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
46 Women 200 Y Medley Relay

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ILMSA STATE SWIM MEET."

Online Registration closed on 3/20/2022.
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