Facility: 2 x 10 Lane, 25 yd. by 25 yd. competition pool. Deck seating for competitors; elevated spectator seating for up to 800. Colorado Timing system (6) / Meet Manager 7.0. Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are adjacent to the pool deck. Vending provided by Swim-Ville USA. Parking located around Munster HS in (3) different lots including Middle School parking and Community Park lots.
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 2020 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 1000 Free must have an ILMSA-provable time achieved within the previous 2 years. Use this linked page to 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. Races NOT counted for team points, notably 400-yard relays, will NOT be counted against the entry limits. Registration for the 1,000 yard freestyle will be capped at 180 total entries (90 per flight). The 400IM and 500 Free races will be limited to 110 swimmers per gender. Positive check-in required for 1,000 Free, 400 IM and 500 Free.
Entry Procedures: Online entry is required. ILMSA swimmers will have an exclusive period from 1/31/2020 (5pm) to 2/10/2020 (5pm) for entering the meet. All other swimmers may enter the ILMSA State meet starting at 5pm on 2/10/2020. The online deadline is March 27, 2020, 10:00 PM CDT. No late entries will be accepted.
Entry fees: $25 swimmer surcharge, plus $5 per individual event. Relay-only swimmers $35 meet charge. Relay fees will be $12 each paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com during online relay team entry or payable on deck at time of relay entry.
Meet Conduct: 2020 USMS rules govern the conduct of the meet.
Hospitality information: There will be coach and official hospitality all weekend. Multiple vendors will be available outside pool area for all swimmers/attendees. Oceans Apparel will be on-site printing t-shirts while you swim!
Relay Events: Swimmers should indicate their relay availability during online registration. Each day’s relay entries are due the day prior to the start of each relay. Modifications can be made the day of each relay up to 30 minutes BEFORE the relay swims for proper seeding.
There are several options for Coaches to submit relays:
Online Relay Team Entry – same system used at Nationals to enter relays. Coaches may register relays here on Club Assistant beginning at 5pm on March 29, 2020. Club rosters with swimmer age, gender, and best 50y free times are displayed for building relays. Relays are paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com. Modifications can be made online for Saturday relays until Saturday 8am, for Sunday relays until Saturday 10pm.
Relay entries may be submitted via email to Matt Lee (email@example.com) in lieu of paper entries though payment will need to be dropped off at the scorer’s table the day prior to the relay.
Completed forms and $12 per relay payment must be turned into the scorers’ table to be entered into a relay. Relay forms will be available at the scorer’s table all weekend for handwritten entries.
Seeding: All events are timed-final events. All events except the 400 IM, 500 and 1000 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. Check-in sheets will be on the deck at the Information Table EACH DAY as well as online via SWIMPHONE. Swimmers experiencing issues checking in on Swim Phone are strongly encouraged to check in at the information table. 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.
1,000 Yard Freestyle: For swimmer convenience and to assist in planning travel on Friday, April 3rd, the 1000-yard swim will be swum in two different seedings/flights: an early bird and later flight with fixed start times. The first flight will be seededslowest to fastest, and the second flight will be seeded fastest to slowest. The first flight will be designated as events 1 and 2 (men and women respectively), and the second flight will be designated events 3 and 4 (men and women respectively). Please select your event number accordingly. There will NOT be a break between 1000 free events. The second flight will begin immediately following the first.
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 on SwimPhone or at the meet information table. Positive check-in for the 1000 closes by 3:00 p.m., Friday April 3, 2020 Positive check-in for the 500 Free closes at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020 Positive check-in for the 400 IM closes at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020
Competition Pool Warm-up Hours (all times are CDT): Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20pm – 3:55pm Meet begins at 4:00pm Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:15am– 8:20am Meet begins at 8:30am Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:15am– 8:20am Meet begins at 8:30am
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 older swimmers or swimmers with disabilities.
Four (4) Lanes are available for warm-up/cool down continuously through the meet ON FRIDAY ONLY. There will be two (2) lanes between the bulkheads open for warm-up/cool down on SAT and SUN (middle lanes). The pool will not be open to participants before 3:10 pm Friday.
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
ILMSA Annual Social Event Join fellow swimmers at the ILMSA State Meet Social on Saturday, April 4th 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!
Light bites including vegetarian options as well as non-alcoholic drinks are included. A cash bar will be available.
Where:Byway Brewing, 2825 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN 46323. The brewery is less than 10 minutes from the pool.
When: Saturday April 4, 2019; 4 pm – 6 pm
Cost: $5; Purchase your tickets during the online registration process.