ILMSA Short Course State Championships 2024 Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th 2024

 

Location: Munster H.S. Aquatic Center, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN 46321

Meet Host Website / Entry website: www.munstermasters.org

Meet Director: Matt Lee – mattalee1003@gmail.com/ Brian Dudzik – bdudzik@gmail.com Meet Referee: Ed Stranc – stranc.e@rcn.com

 

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 (7) / Meet Manager 8.0. Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are adjacent to the pool deck. Vending done by ELSMORE. Parking is around Munster HS in (3) different lots including Middle School parking and Community Park lots.

Racing Course Set up: All Women’s & Men’s individual events will be conducted in BOTH the NORTH (scoreboard) & SOUTH Pool (diving well) all weekend but will switch each day and be determined by the meet host and ILMSA. Relays (course) TBD prior to the event.

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: https://www.usms.org/reg/register.php. 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 preferred.
  •   Illinois Masters will have an exclusive period from 3/11/24 (6pm) to 3/31/24 forentering the meet.
  •   All other swimmers may enter the ILMSA State meet starting on 4/1/24.
  •   The online deadline is April 26, 2024, 10:00 PM CDT.
  •   All paper entries must use the ILMSA consolidated multi-day entry form and bepostmarked between March 11, 2024 and April 19, 2024. Distance events will fill up online so paper entries will not suffice. 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.

Pool: The pool will be set up as 25 yards using up to 20 lanes for competition. 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. Relays which may be separated at discretion of Meet Host. Men will compete against Men& Women will compete against Women.

Entry fees: $45 swimmer surcharge, plus $4 per individual event. Fee for Relay-Only swimmers is $50. Relay team fees will be $15 each submitted by the April 30th, 2024 deadline. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from “MUNSTER SWIM CLUB”. There are no refunds for entry fees.

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 1000yd Freestyle events which will be swum fastest to slowest. The 1000 Freestyle will be limited to the first 160 entries (80 women and 80 men) The 500 Freestyle, and the 400 Individual Medley will be limited to the first 128 entries (64 women and 64 men).

Relay Events: Swimmers SHOULD indicate their relay availability during the individual swimmer online entry process, prior to Wednesday, APRIL 26, 2024.

Online Relay Team Entry: Coaches may register relays here on Club Assistant beginning on Saturday, April 27th at noon, and closing at 11:59 pm Tuesday, April 30th. See rule 102.9.8 regarding relay limits. Club rosters with swimmer age, gender, and best 50-yard free times are displayed for building relays. Only one coach or relay person from each club should act as the Relay Captain and enter and pay for all of the team’s relays. Relays are paid by credit card to “MUNSTER SWIM CLUB.” Modifications can be made the day of each relay, but overall RELAY AGE ENTRY cannot change.

Relays are $15 each. A credit card must be submitted when entering and updating relays online. The card will not be charged until the week following the conclusion of the meet. The card on file will only be charged for the number of relays entered following the entry deadline, regardless of number of updates made. Payments for all relays entered and seeded before the last meet day will be processed using the card on file. There are no refunds for relays entered incorrectly or not swum

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. Relays may be swum in either pool and separated at the discretion of the Meet Host.

Check-In: POSITIVE CHECK-IN for the 1000 & 500 Freestyle and the 400 IM
is REQUIRED online via SWIMPHONE. Check-ins close according to the schedule below starting at noon on Thursday, May 2, 2024. Last-minute scratches can be submitted to the meet referee/meet manager the morning of the event.

PLEASE READ: Check-in deadlines are a day prior to the event.

Event

Check In DEADLINE

Friday – 1000 Free

12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, May 2

Saturday – 500 Free

12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, May 3

Sunday – 400 IM

12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, May 4

SwimPhone online check-in will open at 5:00AM on Thursday, May 2, 2024

 

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 inform the Meet Director in advance so that person can be put in a pad-timed pool regardless of their seed time.

 

MHS will be open to participants & spectators 30 minutes prior to warm ups.

Competition Pool Warm-up Hours: (all times are central time)

Warm UpMeet Starts
Friday, May 3, 20243:30-4:20pm<4:30pm
Saturday, May 4, 20247:00am-7:55am<8:00am
Sunday, May 5, 20247:00am-7:55am<8:00am

 

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

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

 

Awards:

Individual: Medals Places 1-6 / Ribbons 7-10

Relays: Ribbons 1-3

 

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

Categories.

 

Team Size Categories: The Team Size Categories are Large, Medium & Small. Sizes will

be determined once the state meet entry is closed. A committee will review team size data

with team names excluded and will agree on where the breakdown of size categories will

occur for this meet. This information will be announced to all teams and coaches by 5pm

on Thursday, May 2.

 

Team Growth Incentive Program: Two new awards will be presented at this year’s State Meet. All ILMSA teams that had 15 or more members participate at the 2023 State Meet will be eligible. The total entries for each team this year will be compared to total entries at the 2023 State Meet.

  •   For the teams with the greatest increase in total participation: 1st place: $250 / 2nd place: $100 / 3rd place: $50
  •   For the teams with the greatest increase in percentage participation: 1st place: $250 / 2nd place: $100 / 3rd place: $50

Awards will be provided directly to teams from ILMSA and each team will make their own determination of how to make use of their cash award. A team cannot win an award from both categories, they will receive only the award where they placed the highest.

 

New Swimmer Drawing: All ILMSA registered swimmers that are competing in their first State Meet will be placed in a drawing for a free registration for next year’s USMS membership. One female and one male winner will be drawn at random for this award.

 

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.

Hospitality information: There will be Volunteer and Official Hospitality ALL weekend.

Concessions: A concession stand and a swim shop will be available for swimmers and spectators and will be onsite for the duration of the meet.

 

2024 ILMSA State Meet Social

Join fellow swimmers to celebrate your love of swimming at the ILMSA State Meet Social on Saturday, May 4th 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: Lencioni’s Pub, Lynwood, IL (map will be sent to all registered swimmers)
When: Saturday May 4, 2024; immediately following the last swim event
Cost: $5
Social event guarantees entry to the pub for food and non-alcoholic drinks, ILMSA annual awards, and Hall of Fame inductee introductions.

Please purchase your tickets during the online registration process.

 

NOTES for the weekend:

Friday, May 3, 2023: Events 1-2

–Men’s 1000yd Freestyle heats, maximum 80 entries

–Women’s 1000yd Freestyle heats, maximum 80 entries

 

Saturday, May 4, 2024:

— After the meet, the State Meet Social @ Lencioni’s pub (Lynwood, IL)

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024:

—Awards Presentations including Individual and Team awards on deck after the conclusion

of the meet

 

Friday, May 3, 2024

Warm-ups start at 3:30 PM Meet Session starts at 4:30 PM
#Sex
1Men1000Y Free
2Women1000Y Free

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
#Sex
3Men500Y Free
4Women500Y Free

10 Minute Break

#Sex
5Mixed200Y Free Relay
6Men50Y Back
7Women50YBack
8Men200Y Fly
9Women200Y Fly
10Men100Y Free
11Women100Y Free

10 Minute Break

#Sex
12Men200Y IM
13Women200Y IM
14Men100Y Breast
15Women100Y Breast
16Men200Y Back
17Women200Y Back
18Men50Y Fly
19Women50Y Fly

5 minute Break

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20Men200Y Medley Relay
21Women200Y Medley Relay

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
#Sex
22Men400Y IM
23Women400Y IM

10 Minute Break

#Sex
24Mixed200Y Medley Relay
25Men50Y Breast
26Women50Y Breast
27Men200Y Free
28Women200Y Free
29Men100YIM
30Women100Y IM

10 minute Break

#Sex
31Men50Y Free
32Women50Y Free
33Men200Y Breast
34Women200Y Breast
35Men100Y Fly
36Women100Y Fly
37Men100Y Back
38Women100Y Back

5 minute Break

#Sex
39Men200Y Free Relay
40Women200Y Free Relay

 

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from “MUNSTER SWIM CLUB.”

Online Registration closes on 4/26/2024.