BOD Member

Mike Hillegonds

Mike Hillegonds


awards AT ilmsa DOT com

Mike Hillegonds, History/Awards/Hall of Fame Committees Chair

Masters Swimmer since 2017. Swims with Elgin.


Appointed by the BOD


  • Manages the selection process and presentation of ILMSA annual awards. 
  • Updates the nomination forms
  • Ensures yearly award winners are added to the website 
  • Investigates and presents recognition programs targeting ILMSA membership
  • Oversees the hall of fame selection process including developing induction criteria, coordinating induction ceremony, creating and managing history and hall of fame site with the site developer
  • Selects and manages committee meetings to solicit nominations for the hall of fame class
  • Authors and edits the history of ILMSA as needed


  • Swam at Millikin University
  • Returned to competitive swimming 40 years later
  • Two year member of the USMS National Recognition and Awards Committee serving as the National Club of the Year chairman