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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 begins March 1 of the previous season
  • Entry Limits: 8&U and 9-10 (5 Individual Entries, 6 Maximum Entries) 11-12, 13-14 and 15-21 (6 IE, 8 Max) | There is a limit of 3 Individual Entries per day 
  • 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
  • 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 

2016 Illini District Championship

Pre-meet Information

  • Meet Information Packet
  • Friday Time Trial TM Events File (coaches/entry chairs)
  • Championship Meet TM Events File (coaches/entry chairs)
  • Championship Meet Declaration Form (coaches/Y execs)
  • T-Shirt Flyer/Team Order Form 
  • Order of Events 
  • District Guideline Times/State Time Standards
  • Hotels & Directions
  • Map of Pool Location
  • YMCA Coach & Team Registration
  • Host Team Website
  • Junior District Event Page

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2016 Illini District Time Standards

Junior Districts: If a swimmer has achieved a time meeting the Junior District disqualifying time (the faster of the two times) they are ineligible to compete in that event at Junior Districts

Districts: A swimmer must have achieved a District Time Standard (the slower of the two times) to compete in that event at the District meet.

Note: Swimmers may participate in both the Junior District and District Championships.

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2015-2016 Illini District Meet Schedule

Date Meet Notes
10/10/15 DECY Octoberfest  
10/17-25/15 YMCA Virtual Invite Swim Locally, Compete Nationally
10/24/15 SAMY Ghouls in the Pool  
11/21/15 JAXY Pentathlon USA Approved
  CANY Barracuda Classic  
12/4-5/15 WCY Water Bug Invite Additional event offered Friday
  CLY Reindeer Classic Limited Teams
  MCDN Dolphin Invite  
1/15-17/16 SPY Snowball Invite Saturday 12&U, 14&U, 21&U Prelim/Final
  KNCY Invite  
2/13/16 DECY Valentine Classic  
2/27/16 Junior District Championship All Age Groups
3/4-6/16 Illni District Championship Sat Prelims: AM Girls, PM Boys;
Sun Finals: Combined
3/19-20/16 Illinois State Championship Sat & Sun: 11&O P/F, 10&U Timed Final
4/4-9/16 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
State Rep Sara Payne
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 Dan Bugner
Danville Head Coach Joyce Bruett
Decatur Head Coach/State Rep Josh Gibson
Jacksonville Head Coach Mark Babb
Knox County Aquatic Director Erin Brown
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)

Illini District Officials Training Offerings (Email Rome Yount)

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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