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Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsNotice to All Clubs. Illinois Swimming was informed that contrary to the previous news the medals for the upcoming Championship Meets will indeed be delivered in time This includes the medals for this weekend’s upcoming Regional Meets. 2/25/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsGOOD LUCK to all our swimmers in the upcoming Discover Student Loans/Illinois Swimming Winter Regional Championships, Senior Championships and Age Group Championships. Also Congratulations to the IHSA Boys Sectional winners. Good luck at the IHSA Boys Swimming and Diving Championship this coming weekend. 2/23/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsUSA Swimming Foundation. As the foundation continues to support the life-saving gift of swim lessons for children and increased support for the US National Team on their journey to Rio, we ask our swim community to rally around the cause of saving lives and building champions - in the pool and in life. Please check out this 30 second video here. 2/18/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsBuild a Pool Grant Program. Illinois Swimming has instituted a Build a Pool Grant Program. This $250 grant is available for any club representative (coach, club Board Member, administrator) who is a currently registered USA Swimming member and attends one of the listed below Build A Pool conferences.  For more information about this grant program contact the ISI office. For more information about Build a Pool click here and for the Grant information click here. 2/10/15

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February 14-15, 2015

San Diego, CA

AOAP Conference

April 16-17, 2015

Colorado Springs, CO

May 8-9, 2015

Sarasota, FL

Co-host Myrtha Pools

June 13-14, 2015

West Hartford, CT

September 12-13, 2015

Cleveland, OH

ASCA World Clinic

October 7-9, 2015

Scottsdale, AZ

WAHC Conference

November 7-9, 2015

Atlanta, GA

Co-host SERG Buildings

 

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCentral States Clinic. The 2015 clinic will be on May 16-17, 2015 at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL. The lineup of coaches and Olympians that will present includes: Gregg Troy, Bruce Gemmell, Carol Capitani, Josh Davis, Andrew Gemmell and Jackie Berning. In addition to the weekend clinic, USA Swimming and ASCA classes are offered on Thursday and Friday. This is the 34th year running the clinic in the Chicago area. Coaches this is a perfect opportunity to utilize the Illinois Swimming Coaches Education Grant. All information about the clinic and registration details is posted online: http://swimclinic.com/central-states-swim-clinic. 2/6/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsISI Nominations. The ISI Nominating Committee is in the process of gathering a slate of candidates for election to open positions on the Illinois Swimming Board of Directors. Elections will be held at the Spring House of Delegates Meeting on April 19, 2015.

The following positions are eligible for election with two-year terms:

Age Group Vice Chair
Program Operations Vice Chair
Treasurer
Safety Coordinator
Officials Committee Chair
Membership/Registration Coordinator
Safe Sport Committee Chair
Senior Vice Chair (special election, one-year term)

In addition, nominations are being sought for members of the newly created Administrative Review Board. The ARB body is responsible for resolving disputes within our LSC that are not Code of Conduct violations (these are under the jurisdiction of the new Central Zone Board of Review). Two non-athlete members and one alternate will be elected at the Spring HOD.
Job Descriptions for eligible positions can be found here.

If you are interested or have a suggestion for a candidate, please either:

  • Click here to submit your nomination completely on line OR
  • Complete and submit this form to nominations@ilswim.org, no later than March 23, 2015.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsSummer Championship Meets. Please click here for a general schedule of the 2015 summer championship meets. They can also be found on the Meets page above. 2/3/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsRegional Packets Updated. Warm up times have been corrected in the Regional Meet Packets. Please reveiw the packets for the the correct times. 1/22/15

2016 Olympic Trials - Omaha, NE. June 26-July 3, 2016
Current and Former Illinois Swimming Members With Olympic Trials Qualifying Times
   
Anderson, Brian
Ariola, Grace
Black, Connor
Braunecker, Avery
Cordes, Kevin
Dalesandro, Gia
Dwyer, Conor
Elliot, Matthew
Gates, Melissa
Grevers, Matt
Halsall, Grant

Jacobsen, Kirsten
Jovanovic, Andrew
Lehane, Sean
Locke, Lacey
Malone, Reed
Moon, Caitlyn
Park, Jae
Pish, Melissa
Smoliga, Olivia
Schneider, Mimi
VanSwol, Kyler

(as of Feb 1, 2015)

 

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic Trials2015 Adopted Rules and Regulations. Click HERE for a detailed document outlining the Rules and Regulations that were presented and adopted at the Fall 2014 House of Delegates meeting. 1/20/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsDiscover Student Loans Announcement. Illinois Swimming is proud to announce that Discover Student Loans has become the "Title Sponsor" of Illinois Swimming Championship Meets. The title sponsorship includes exclusive naming rights to all Illinois Swimming Championship Events, advertising, announcements, signage, and experiential marketing opportunities at all Championship and Regional swim meets. For the full release, click HERE. 1/15/15

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS to the 9 ISI Clubs that were named as 2015 USA Swimming Club Excellence recipients. 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:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

The program provides grant funding and recognizes the club development system as integral to achieving excellence in the sport.

Silver Medal Clubs:
Academy Bullets Swim Club
Waves-Bloomington-Normal Y Swim Team
NASA Wildcat Aquatics

Bronze Medal Clubs:
St Charles Swim Team
Barrington Swim Club
Kishwaukee YMCA / Dekalb County Swim Team
Maverick Swim Club
CATS Aquatic Team
New Trier Swim Club

For full Club Excellence Program listing click here. 12/16/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS to the winning Women’s 800 Free Relay from Patriot Aquatic Club at Junior Nationals. This is the second time in a row they have won this event. The relay consisted of Erin Falconer, Erica King, Haley Nelson, Reilly Lanigan. The winning time was 7:16.85.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsPLEASE NOTE - llinois Swimming has moved. The office is still located at 1400 E Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines. We are now in Suite #410.

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS to Grace Ariola and Hannah Boyd of the Waves Bloomington Normal Y Swim Team setting the following new Illinois Swimming SCY 13-14, 17-18, 18-under, and Open records at the recently concluded Winter Nationals in Greensboro, NC. Grace set 13-14, 18-under, and Open records in the 200 Back with a time of 1:54.60, and a 13-14 record in the 100 Back with a time of 53.97. She finished 7th in the 200 Back, and 17th in the 100 Back. Grace now ranks 2nd among USA Swimming all-time 13-14 girls in the 200 Back, behind Missy Franklin. Hannah set a 17-18 record in the 200 Free with a time of 1:47.90, and finished 16th. 12/8/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsHotel Info Posted. Hotel information for 2015 Championship Meets is now posted. Click here or visit the Age Group or Senior pages above. 12/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsImportant Rule Change. On November 29, FINA adopted the following rule change regarding breaststroke pullouts, which is effective immediately. Click here. 12/2/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCar Rental Deal for All Members. In an effort to maintain a high level of benefits and service to member clubs, USA Swimming is extending its negotiated rental car, van and SUV pricing with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to all USA Swimming Member Clubs. This discounted rate is valid during USA Swimming sanctioned events, meets, practices or approved social events. Not only does this deal include a very good rental rate, but this negotiated pricing also includes full insurance. Click here for more details. 12/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsNEWS / PHOTOS ABOUT OUR ATHLETES. In an effort to showcase the accomplishments of our athletes, we are calling on our coaches to assist us with photos and video of your swimmers participating in practice, events, and activities across the state and region. Our team will display the content on our social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to further highlight the efforts our athletes make in the pool and in the community. Please click HERE for more information in regards to uploading content. 11/21/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations to the following Illinois Swimming members who have been named to USA Swimming National Committees:

Michael Lawrence - International Relations Committee Chair, Olympic International Operations
Pam Lowenthal - Registration/Membership Committee Chair
Jayne Spittler - Convention Education  Committee Chair
Bill Schalz - International Relations Committee, Olympic International Operations
Laurel Liberty - Open Water Development Committee
Kate Chronic  - Sports Medicine/Science Committee and National Board of Review

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsChampionship Meet Postings. Please note that time standards for 2014-15 in both pdf and std format are now posted on the time standards page to the left. Additionally, winter regional assignments are now posted on the Meets page above. 10/15/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsIllinois Swimming Vision and Mission. Pursuant to the Board of Directors Leadership and Strategic Planning Sessions which were held Oct 11 and Oct 12 the Illinois Swimming Mission and Vision Statements have been revised (see above). 10/14/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS ILLINOIS SWIMMING AWARD RECIPIENTS. The following awards were presented at the Fall House of Delegates Meeting:

Swimmers of the Year
Female:Mimi Schneider (ACAD)
Male Andrew Jovanovic (NU)

Performance of the Year
Female: Grace Ariola (BNY)
Male: Jae Park (WILD)

Breakthrough Swimmers of the Year
Female: Grace Ariola (BNY)
Male: Matt Salerno (MAVS)

Coach / Volunteer of the Year
Age Group Coach of the Year -Heather Fort (BNY)
Senior Coach of the Year -Mike Laurich (ACAD)
Volunteer of the Year Jayne Spittler (SCT)

Carolyn Lambert Awards (Senior Champions)

Short Course - Patriot Aquatic Club
Long Course - Redbird Swim Club

Don Drumm Awards (Age group Champions)
Short Course - Academy Bullets Swim Club
Long Course - Academy Bullets Swim Club

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsTop Ten List. Preliminary Top Ten Lists for the 2014 Long Course Season are now posted on the Top Ten Page to the left. Please contact the office with any corrections by November 5th. 10/6/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsZones Update! Central Zone 14 and Under Meet will be in Topeka, Kansas July 31-August 2, 2015. More information will be available in the Spring. 9/23/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCongratulations to WAVES Bloomington-Normal Y S.T. Head Age Group Coach Heather Fort on being honored as one of the top ten age group coaches in America. The American Swimming Coaches Association in partnership with the Fitter and Faster Tour awarded the top ten age group coaches in the nation. These were announced at the 2014 ASCA convention. Read the complete article Article on swimmingworldmagazine.com. 9/22/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013-14 ILLINOIS SWIMMING SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS. Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its member athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Eligible times must be swum between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. This year there were 54 Illinois Swimming individuals who made the team. To find out who made the team click here. 9/3/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Pish and Grace Ariola of the Waves Bloomington Normal Swim Team setting the following new Illinois Swimming LCM 13-14, 18-under, and Open records at the recently concluded Junior Nationals in Irvine, CA. Melissa set new records in the 13/14, 18-under, and Open 200 Free with a time of 2:01.38; the 400 Free with a time of 4:15.06 and the 800 Free with a time of 8:43.22. She also set a 13/14 record in the 100 Free with a time of 56.90. Grace set 13-14, 18-under, and Open records in the 200 Back with a time of 2:12.69, and a 13-14 record in the  100 Back with a time of 1:03.19. 8/7/14

Special Thanks to our Host Clubs and the volunteers from Academy Bullets Swim Club and Blue Devil Swim Club as well as the Officials and Meet Administrators for all your hard work and efforts

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! Congratulations to Colin Kingsley, Lake Forest Swim Club, who broke the ISI State Record for the 10 & under Boys 400 free at the 2014 LFSC Swim Fest at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie. His time, 4:54.53, broke the record set in 2011 by Alsader Yezan. Colin started the day with a Gold Medal performance in the Central Zone Open Water Championships. 6/17/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breakers! Three new Illinois Swimming state records were set at recent meets! The WILD 13/14 Girls 200 Free LCM Relay established a new Illinois Swimming record of 1:55.13L at the 2014 NASA Blast Off.  Relay members were Olivia Andrew, Julie Kolar, Olivia Kusio, and Cassidy Coughlin. The BNY 13/14 Girls 800 Free LCM Relay established a new Illinois Swimming record of 8:32.21L at the 2014 Indiana Central Zone Speedo Sectionals.  Relay members were Melissa Pish, Mckenzee Gordan, Sidney Kennedy and Grace Ariola. And Katherine Morris of the BR Ryall Swim Team broke the 10 and Under Girls 50 Free LCM record with a time of 29.62 at the MMSC Bring on the Heat meet on 5/10/2014 in Wisconsin. Congratulations!! 5/27/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breaker! Congratulations to Colin Kingsley from Lake Forest Swim Club setting a new Illinois Swimming record in the 10 & under Boys 50 Free in a time of 30.47 at the Lake Forest Swim Club Short Course Meters Challenge, 27 April 2014! 5/7/14

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsState Record Breaker! Congratulations to Lindsey Merk from Academy Bullets Swim Club who broke the State Record in the 11-12 Girls 200 SCY Butterfly with a time of 2:06.14 achieved at the 2014 NASA Showcase Classic Meet in Clearwater! 5/5/14

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 2015.  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!

Congratulation to all the swimmers at the Olympic TrialsCommittee Nominations. In our ongoing efforts to further the Vision of Illinois Swimming: "To inspire excellence through innovation and leadership. ” 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

 

 

 

 
 
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