Facility: 2 x 10 Lane, 25 yd. by 25 yd. competition pool. Minimum (4) lanes for warm-up/cool down. Deck seating for competitors; elevated spectator seating for up to 800. Colorado Timing system (6) / Meet Manager 6.0. Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are adjacent to the pool deck. Vending done by Swim-Ville USA. Parking is around Munster HS in (3) different lots including Middle School parking and Community Park lots.
Rule 202.1.1A(4) The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and Records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
Eligibility: Proof of 2019 USMS registration which is offered at the time of online entry. Age as of the last day of the meet shall determine age for the entire meet. Swimmers entering the 400 IM, 500 Free and 1650 Free must have an ILMSA provable time achieved within the previous 2 years. Please click here to view and print the split sheet. Then submit a certified practice within the required time that must be signed by a coach. Entered times must be accurate.
Entry Limit: Swimmers may enter and swim no more than 4 individual and 3 relay events a day. No swimmer may compete in more than 9 individual events (nor more than 5 relays) for the entire meet.
Entry Procedures: Online entry is preferred. Illinois Masters will have an exclusive period from 3/1/2019 (6pm) to 3/15/2019 (6pm) for entering the meet. All other swimmers may enter the ILMSA State meet starting at 6pm on 3/15/2019. The online deadline is April 6, 2019, 10:00 PM CDT. All paper entries must use the ILMSA consolidated multi-day entry form and be postmarked between February 26, 2019 and April 6, 2019. Distance events will fill up online so paper entries will not suffice. No late entries will be accepted.Please mail paper entries to: Matt Lee, 242 Briar Lane, Munster, IN 46321. Checks should be made out to “Munster Swim Club”. No late entries will be accepted.
Entry fees: $25 swimmer surcharge, plus $5 per individual event, for relay only swimmers $35.00 meet charge. T-shirts will be for sale for $10 each. Relay team fees will be $12 each submitted relay payable on deck at time of entry.
Events: All events are timed-final events. Events are offered in age categories as per rule: 102.3.1 and swum slowest to fastest. The 400 IM and 500 Freestyle will be limited to the first (200) entries and 1650 Freestyle will be limited to the first 160 entries.
Hospitality information: There will be Coach and Official Hospitality ALL weekend. Multiple vendors will be available outside pool area for all swimmers/attendees.
Relay Events: Relay forms will be available at the scorer’s table all weekend. See rule 102.9.8 regarding relay limits. A completed form with a $12 payment must be turned into the scorers’ table along with entry form in order to be entered into a relay. You SHOULD indicate your relay availability via the online entry. Each day’s relay cards/entries are due the day prior to the start of each relay. (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 1650 Free 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. These check-in sheets will be on the deck by the timing booth EACH DAY. Pools are separated by gender for all individual events and men/women relays will be swum in the north competition pool ONLY. Men will swim in one pool and women in the other, which will be alternated each day.
Times: Official times set at this meet will be eligible for ILMSA Records, USMS Top Ten, USMS National Records, and FINA World Records, except times recorded only using manual backup timing are ineligible for FINA World Records.
Check-In: Swimmers may check in for distance events online or at the meet.
Positive check-in for the 1650 closes by 3:00 p.m. Friday April 12, 2019
Positive check-in for the 500 Free closes at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019
Positive check-in for the 400 IM closes at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019
Competition Pool Warm-up Hours: (all times are CDT)
Friday, April 12, 2019 3:20 pm– 3:55 pm Meet begins at 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:15 am– 8:20 am Meet begins at 8:30 am
Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:15 am– 8:20 am Meet begins at 8:30 am
(4) Lanes are available for warm-up/cool down continuously through the meet ON FRIDAY ONLY. There will be (2) middle lanes open for warm-up/cool down on SAT and SUN (middle lanes) The MHS will not be OPEN to participants before 3:10pm 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.
High Point Award: One male and female for each age group.
Team Trophy: Trophies 1st through 3rd will be awarded to Large, Medium, and Small teams.
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.
2019 ILMSA State Meet Social
Join fellow swimmers to celebrate your love of swimming at the ILMSA State Meet Social on Saturday, April 13th after 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!
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian eaters. Non-alcoholic drinks are included. Cash bar.
Where: Byway Brewing, 2825 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN 46323. The brewery is less than 10 minutes from the pool.
When: Saturday April 13, 2019; 4:00p - 6:00p
Purchase your tickets during the online registration process.