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Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic Trials2014 Spring HOD Recap. Steve Mitchell, General Chair; Kim Mozdzierz-Frank, Administrative Vice Chair; Mike Cunningham, Senior Vice Chair; Judy Busse, Secretary.

Mike Cunningham will continue to serve as Coaches Representative, pursuant to ISI Bylaw 606.5.2 OFFICES COMBINED, until a successor is elected at the 2014 LC Senior Championship Meet, pursuant to ISI Bylaw 604.1.4 COACHES REPRESENTATIVES.

Participation at the 2014 Spring HOD was as follows: 56 Delegates, including 43 Athletes. These delegates represented 59 Group Members (clubs), a 49.5 % participation rate.

2015 Winter Champ Meet Host Awards: Regionals - February 27-March 1, 2015; Lincoln-Way Swim Association; Glenbrook Aquatics; Homewood Flossmor Swim Club; Academy Bullets (Springfield); Elgin Cyclones Swim Team; Maverick Swim Club; Barrington Swim Club. Senior Championships-March 5-8, 2015; Patriot Aquatic Club & Wheaton Swim Club at UIC. Age Group Championships-March 12-15, 2015; Academy Bullets at RecPlex, Pleasant Prairie, WI.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic Trials2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championship Team Roster Announced.  Congratulations to Ahalya Lettenberger from Wheaton Swim Club and Leslie Cichocki from Hickory Willow Swim Association who were named to the Emerging Team, along with Alyssa Gialamas from Fox Valley Swim Team who returns as a member of the National B Team. The United States will send 45 athletes (27 women, 18 men) to the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships Aug. 6-10 in Pasadena, Calif. Selections were based on performances at the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAm, March 27-29, in Miami. For more information and the complete roster click here.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations! Three Y National Records were set recently by Illinois Swimming athletes:

Ryan Held (Springfield YMCA Swim Team): 50 Free (19.52)
Ryan Held (Springfield YMCA Swim Team ): 100 Free (43.21)
Ryan Held, Nick Patton, Stuart Hohm, Brinton Wilkey (Springfield YMCA Swim Team): 200 Free Relay (1:21.71)

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsSpring HOD Packet Posted. The full packet for the 2014 Spring House of Delegates Meeting is now posted on the Governance page to the left. 4/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! Congratulations to the following athletes setting new ISI records!

Melissa Pish from WAVES Bloomington-Normal Y.S.T. 200m Free setting a 13-14, 18 & under and Open record with a time of 2:02.07. She also set 13-14 records in the 100m Free with a time of 57.04 and the 400m Free with a time of 4:16.99.

Grace Ariola also from WAVES Bloomington-Normal Y.S.T. setting 13-14 records in the 100 m backstroke with a time of 1:03.87 and the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:16.12.

The relay of Melissa Pish, McKenzee Gordon, Sidney Kennedy and Grace Ariola also set a 13-14 800m Free record with a time of 8:32.21.

Kristen Jacobsen from Barrington Swim Club set a 15-16 record in the 1650 with a time of 16:21.08.

2015 Short Course Senior Championships. The Senior Committee is soliciting bids for Meet Host(s) for the 2015 Short Course Speedo / Illinois Swimming Senior Championships. Interested Meet Host(s) can contact Senior Committee Chair, Michael Lawrence at pegasus523@gmail.com. 3/20/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsAge Group State Recap! Congratulations to the 1,307 athletes that competed in the Speedo / Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships. Thank you to meet hosts Wildkit Swimming Organization and UIC Aquatics, their volunteers and the efforts of all the officials who worked this meet.

Fourteen Illinois Swimming Records were broken. Noelle Peplowski of PAWW in the 13-14 Girls 200 Breast with a 2:14.29, Melissa Pish of Waves in the 13-14 Girls 200 Free with a 1:47.13, the 1000 Free with a 9:54.42 and the 100 Free with a 50.36, Phillip Sajaev of Maverick in the 13-14 Boys 200 IM with a 1:55.05, Emily Ryan of Academy in the 13-14 Girls 100 Back with a 55.23 and Athena Ye of Kishwaukee Y in the 11-12 Girls 50 Back in a 26.55 all broke individual records.

Relay records were broken by Waves in the Girls 13-14 800 Free Relay in 7:32.49 team of Pish, Gordon, Kennedy and Ariola and 13-14 Girls 400 Free Relay team of Pish, Gordon, Mata and Ariola, Palatine in the 13-14 Boys 800 Free Relay in 7:10.03 team of Seroni, Klein, Wadowski and Bartosik, Academy in the Girls 11-12 400 Medley Relay in 4:00.29 team of Herwig, Kral, Merk and Mueller, and the 13-14 Girls Medley Relay in 3:50.79 team of Ryan, Laurich, Michaels, Blankemeier and Fox in the Boys 13-14 Medley Relay in 3:34.74 team of Simpson, Ellig, Weng and Morse and 10 & Under Girls 200 Free Relay in 1:52.21 team of Stege, Suplee, Ciezczak and Stone. Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed so well at the biggest meet in Illinois!

Academy Bullets Swim Club took home top honors followed by St Charles Swim Team and Fox Valley Swim Club.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsDiversity Select Camp. The 2014 Central Zone Diversity Select Camp will be hosted this year by Wisconsin Swimming. It will be held on June 5th-8th at The Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. If any swimmer is interested in participating, you must be within the ages of 13 - 16 at the time of the camp, meet the criteria on the application and have at least one qualifying time for any of The ISI Championship meets (Regionals, Age Group or Senior State). You can click here to download the application. Please direct any questions to Carlos Ceja - carlos.ceja@northsideaquatics.org 3/13/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsAdditional State Record Breakers! Additional state records were set this past weekend at the ISI Speedo Senior Championships: Noelle Peplowski of Peoria Area Water Wizards set a state record in the 13-14 Girls 100 Breast with a time of 1:02.09. Nick Vance of St Charles Swim Team set a state record in the 11-12 Boys 200 Back with a time of 2:02.31. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GREAT SWIMS!! 3/13/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breaker! Congratulations to Kirsten Jacobsen of Barrington Swim Club setting a new ISI record in the 500 Yard Freestyle. Her time of 4:42.31 eclipsed the old record by over 3 seconds, was a 930 Power point swim and ranks 30th on the all-time list for 16 year olds. 3/12/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations Senior Champs Swimmers! Congratulations to all the participants at the Speedo / Illinois Swimming Senior Championships Special thanks to the meet hosts - CATS Aquatic Team and Westmont Swim Club, the volunteers and the meet officials for all their hard work. Team and Individual Awards were presented to the following:

Rookie of the Meet
Female- Noelle Peplowski; Peoria Area Water Wizards; (100 Breast)
Male- Patrick Hackett; Academy Bullets Swim Club; (1000 Free)

Outstanding Performance
Female- Maria Jardezla; New Trier Swim Club; (100 Back)
Male- Matt Harrington; CATS Aquatic Team; (100 Fly)

High Point
Female- Erin Falconer - Patriot Aquatic Club
Male- Jacob Miller – Redbird Swim Club

Team Results
Overall- 
1- Patriot Aquatic Club
2-Academy Bullets Swim Club
3- Redbird Swim Club

Women's Team Champion- Patriot Aquatic Club
Men's Team Champion- Redbird Swim Club

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! Congratulations to Colin Kingsley from Lake Forest Swim Club who set a new Illinois State Record in the 500 free. His time, 5:22.06, shattered his old record time by 5 seconds! Additionally congratulations to Katie Morris of BR Ryall who broke the 10 & Under girls state record in the 50 free with a time of 25.95 and is ranked first in the country! 3/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations Regional Swimmers! Congratulations to the 3,600 athletes who competed in the Speedo Winter Regional Meets. Special thanks to the meet hosts (Barrington Swim Club; Fox Valley Swim Team; Lincoln Way Swim Association; Lyons Swim Club; Scout Aquatics and Academy Bullets Swim Club-Springfield), the dedicated volunteers and Meet Officials. There were a lot of great swims and many new “cuts” made. 3/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations High School Boys! Congratulations to the Normal/University High School Boys IHSA Swimming and Diving State Champions! For results click here. 3/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! The following records were broken over the weekend (2/15 and 2/16) at the 2014 SCST Arena Chicagoland Championship!

  • Hannah Boyd;  Waves Bloomington/Normal Y.S.T.; 500 Free - 4:45.51
  • 11/12 200 Medley Relay Girls: 1:50.43 SCY; Academy Bullets Swim Club; Michaela Herwig, Julia Kral, Kathryn Mueller, Lindsey Merk **Fastest time in the USA this year**
  • 13/14 200 Free Relay Girls: 1:36.96 SCY; Academy Bullets Swim Club; Maddie Haschemeyer, Emily Ryan, Kristen Czarnecki, Hannah Blankemeier **7th Fastest time in the USA this year**
  • 13/14 200 Medley Relay Girls: 1:48.54 SCY; Academy Bullets Swim Club; Emily Ryan, Kristen Czarnecki, Camryn Streid, Maddie Hashemeyer **2nd Fastest time in the USA this year**

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCentral States Swim Clinic. The 33rd year running of the Central States Swim Clinic in the Chicago area will be on May 17-18, 2014 at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL. The lineup of coaches and Olympians that will present includes: Bob Bowman, Todd Schmitz, Dave Durden, Alan Goldberg, Ian Crocker and Kate Ziegler. In addition to the weekend clinic, USA Swimming and ASCA classes are offered on Thursday and Friday. All information about the clinic and registration details are posted online at http://www.swimclinic.com/central_about.html. 2/6/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breaker! Congratulations to Colin Kingsley of Lake Forest Swim Club breaking the 10 & under Illinois Swimming record in the 500 free (5:27.23). The record was set at the Schroeder A+ Meet at Brown Deer, WI. 2/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsButterfly and Breaststroke Rule Interpretation. Please click here for an important rule interpretation regarding butterfly and breaststroke hand separation. 1/18/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsRule Book Posted. An updated Rules & Regulations Book for 2014 is now posted on our Rules and Regs page. 1/9/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsUSA Swimming Club Excellence Program. The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. This program strives to meet the following objectives: 1)Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes; 2) Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance. Congratulations to the following Illinois Swimming Clubs: 12/18/13

Silver Medal Clubs
Waves Bloomington / Normal Y S.T
Academy Bullets Swim Club
New Trier Swim Club

CATS Aquatic Team

NASA Wildcat Aquatics
Bronze Medal Clubs
Kishwaukee YMCA Dekalb County
Maverick Swim Club
Barrington Swim Club
Palatine Park District Swim Team
Scout Aquatics
Blue Devil Swim Club

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! Several Illinois Swimming State Records were broken at meets this past weekend! 12/17/13

13-14 Girls 200 Medley Relay 1:49.21 Academy Bullets
(Ally Michaels, Kristen Czarnecki,
Hanna Blankenmeier, Madison Haschmeyer)
Senior Girls 200 Medley Relay 1:40.72 Academy Bullets
(Natalie McGovern, Alexis Preski,
Mimi Schneider, Avery Braunecker)
Senior Girls 800 Free Relay 7:16.71 Patriot Aquatic Club
(Erin Falconer, Cheryl Xiang, Julia Wawer, Reilly Lanigan)
13-14 Girls 100 Back 55.41 Grace Ariola (Waves /BNY)
13-14 Girls 200 Back 1:57.11 Grace Ariola (Waves / BNY)

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCoaches Education Grant. Illinois Swimming is pleased to announce that the Coaches Education Grant program will continue in 2014.  Information and application are available at the Coaches page above. We hope that you will find this program beneficial to your club and coaches and take advantage of this opportunity! 10/28/14

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Honored Athletes at the Annual Athlete Recognition Banquet held Sunday, October 13. Special thanks to our featured speaker - Frank Busch, USA Swimming National Team Head Coach.

Swimmer of the Year / Female

Olivia Smoliga
(Glenview Titans Aquatic Club)

Swimmer of the Year / Male

Matthew Conway
(Blue Devil Swim Club)

Breakthrough Swimmer of the Year / Female

Kirsten Jacobsen 
(Barrington Swim Club)

Breakthrough Swimmer of the Year / Male

Franco Reyes
(Hickory Willow Swim Association)

Performance of the Year / Female

Olivia Smoliga
(Glenview Titans Aquatic Club)

Performance of the Year / Male

Matthew Conway
(Blue Devil Swim Club)

Age Group Coach of the Year

Heather Fort
(WAVES Bloomington / Normal YMCA Swim Team)

Senior Coach of the Year

Steve Iida
(Glenview Titans Aquatic Club)

Volunteer of the Year

Blake Mock
(New Trier Swim Club)

Carolyn Lambert Award

Patriot Aquatic Club (Short Course)

Carolyn Lambert Award

Redbird Swim Club (Long Course)

Don Drumm Awards

Academy Bullets Swim Club (Short Course)

Don Drumm Awards

Academy Bullets Swim Club (Long Course)

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsILLINOIS SWIMMING ATHLETES NAMED TO USA SWIMMING 2013-2014 NATIONAL & JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM! Congratulations to Olivia Smoliga from Glenview Titan Aquatic Club being named to the National Team. Olivia joins former Illinois Swimming athletes Matt Grevers, Conor Dwyer, Kevin Cordes, Michael Alexandrov, Tyler McGill, Christine Magnuson and Olivia Scott on the National Team. Mimi Schneider from Academy Bullets Swim Club, Gia Dalesandro from Fox Valley Swim Team, Connor Black from CATS Aquatic Team and Andrew Jovanovic from Wildcat Aquatics were named to the National Junior Team. 9/6/13

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsISI Enduro Challenge Meets. The Senior Committee has enacted a new meet format with the goal of promoting endurance training and racing with ISI support. Programs are designed to develop special single event meets for the 800 Free and 400 IM.Click here for more info and a sample meet packet for the ISI Enduro Challenge Meets. 5/7/13

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsClub Support Updates. Please see our Club Support page for two new elements of club support: paralympic support and open water support. 5/5/13

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCommittee Nominations. In our ongoing efforts to further the Vision of Illinois Swimming: “To be the model LSC through superior leadership, governance, programs and performance” Illinois Swimming is always looking for dedicated, committed, quality individuals who are willing to serve the LSC and its’ members by becoming involved on the Board Level or as a Committee member. If you are interested in becoming involved or wish to nominate such an individual please view Full Details and email nominations@ilswim.org. Thank you. 1/12/12

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsIllinois Swimming Teams Up with National College Scouting Association.  One of the most difficult tasks student-athletes, parents and coaches face is the college recruitment process.  To help with that task, Illinpis Swimming has partnered with National Collegiate Scouting Association. details 6/23/10

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsIllinois Swimming Survey. Friends of Illinois Swimming - In our quest to make swimming an even more rewarding and positive experience for our athletes, parents and membership, we are hoping to gather information which would help us in achieving that purpose. We would sincerely appreciate your taking some time to give us your opinion, what you value, and to help us get to know our membership a little better, so that we can ultimately better serve you. Thanks in advance for taking part in this survey. Please click to access the Click Illinois Swimming Survey! 2/26/09

 

 

 

 
 
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