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IL YMCA State Championship Changes

  • Summary of Changes to the Illinois YMCA State Championship Meet
  • Reason for Change: To address the best interest of the swimmers | The St. Louis District seceded from the Illinois Missouri Area | Swimmers will now be competing in the Illinois YMCA State Swimming Championship in March
  • Meet Format: The District/Area Championship Series has ended | The new State Championship format will be two days, mixed gender, prelim/final for 11&Over and timed final for 10&Under swimmers
  • Qualifying Period: Swimmers will no longer be required to qualify for State at the District meet | The qualifying period for the March State Championship opens September 1 of the current season
  • Entry Limits: 8&U (4 Individual Entries, 5 Maximum Entries) 9-10 (5 IE, 6 Max) 11-12 & 13-14 (6 IE, 7 Max) 15-21 (6 IE, 8 Max) | There is a limit of 3 Individual Entries per day | 11-12 & 13-14 swimmers may swim 8 events if at least one is a 21&U relay
  • Eligibility Rules Still Apply: A swimmer must be a member in good standing of the association they are representing for 30 days prior to their first competition and 90 days prior to the championship meet | Swimmers must compete in three closed-YMCA competitions to be eligible for the State Championship | The District Championship can count as one of the three closed-YMCA competitions and is required to participate in the State Championship
  • Event List & Time Standards: The order of events is being finalized and will be published when it is complete | Proposed Event Order as a Session Report
  • Dual Meet Template (Updated 12.4.13) with District Guideline Times and State and National Time Standards
  • Time Standards Import File (for Team Manager) | Unzip and then Import to TM
  • Illinois YMCA Swims Database: Email a Meet Backup or Meet Results file to the Illinois YMCA Swimming webmaster, Dave Brtva ( | The goal of this database is two-fold: to analyze times achieved through the season to determine whether our State Championship Time Standards are accurate and to build proof of times for the end-of-season State Championship 

2014 Illini District Championship

Pre-meet Information

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2014 Illini District Guideline Times

Illini District Guideline Times: A swimmer achieving a District guideline time is ineligible to compete at the Junior District Championship in the event in which they achieved the District guideline time. The Junior District meet is an alternative to the District meet for 12&under swimmers one week prior to the District Championship; relays are omitted. To be eligible for the Junior District or Disctrict Championship, a swimmer is required to compete in three, closed-YMCA swim meets and be a member of the YMCA they are representing as of December 1, 2013. Swimmers competing at Junior Districts are eligible for relays at the District meet but may not compete in individual events. Note: These guideline times are NOT strict standards to compete in the District Championship.

Junior Districts: Hosted by the SAMY Seals at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA, February 22.

Districts: Hosted by the SPY Typhoons at the Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch of the Springfield YMCA, March 8-9.

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2014-2015 Illini District Meet Schedule

Date Meet Notes
10/11/14 DECY Octoberfest  
10/17-26/14 YMCA Virtual Invite Swim Locally, Compete Nationally
10/25/14 SAMY Ghouls in the Pool  
11/1/14 JAXY Pentathlon USA Approved
11/22/14 CANY Barracuda Classic  
12/5-6/14 WCY Water Bug Invite Additional event offered Friday
12/13/14 CLY Reiindeer Classic Limited Teams
1/10/15 MCDN Dolphin Invite  
1/16-18/15 SPY Snowball Invite Saturday 12&U, 14&U, 21&U Prelim/Final
2/7/15 KNCY Invite  
2/14/15 DECY Valentine Classic  
2/28/15 Junior District Championship 12&U; No Relays
3/7-8/15 Illni District Championship Sat Prelims: AM Girls, PM Boys;
Sun Finals: Combined
3/21-22/15 Illinois State Championship Fri: Time Trial;
Sat & Sun: 11&O P/F, 10&U Timed Final
3/31-4/3/14 National Championship 12&O Prelim/Final

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Illini District Committee Contact List

Position Contact
State Chair Rome Yount
District Chair/Springfield Head Coach Rob Busby
District Secretary/Mattoon Head Coach Elizabeth Braunecker
District Treasurer Onya Rivera
District Officials Chair Scott Penland
Bloomington-Normal Head Coach Charlie Yourd
Canton Head Coach Carey Brooks
Champaign Head Coach Will Barker
Christian County Aquatic Director Melissa Brookens
Clinton Head Coach Phil Donelson
Danville Head Coach Joyce Bruett
Decatur Head Coach/State Rep Josh Gibson
Jacksonville Head Coach Mark Babb
Knox County Head Coach Melissa Pettit
McDonough County Parent Rep Rich Musser
Peoria Head Age Group Coach/State Rep Brian Points
Quincy Head Coach Michelle Frazier
Springfield Head Age Group Coach Alex Totura
Warren County Aquatic Director Lynnae Touchette

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2014-2015 Officials Clinics

National List of Upcoming Officials Classes (Email Instructor to Register)

  • YMCA Level I: 11/8/14, 8:00a @ Leaning Tower YMCA (Niles)
  • YMCA Level II: 11/8/14 1:30p @ Leaning Tower YMCA (Niles)

Illini District Officials Training Offerings (Email Rome Yount)

  • YMCA Level I: 11/2/14 8:30a-12:30p @ Bob Freesen YMCA (Jacksonville)
  • YMCA Level II: 11/2/14 1:00-5:00p @ Bob Freesen YMCA (Jacksonville)
  • YMCA Level II: 11/8/14 11:00a-5:30p @ Knox County YMCA (Galesburg)
  • YMCA Level I: 11/16/14 8:30a-12:30p @ Champaign Centennial HS
  • YMCA Level II: 11/16/14 1:00-5:00p @ Champaign Centennial HS

Note: Officials Trainings hosted by the Illini District are free to members of the Illini District

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Illini District Teams

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Illini District Documents

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