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Illinois Swimming - General Information

Geographical Boundaries of Illinois Swimming (Article 603.2 USA Swimming)

Illinois Swimming- Stare of Illinois, except the counties of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, St Clair, Monroe, Jackson and Vermilion.

Please follow the links below for full information about ISI.

Missions and Vision

Vision Statement: To inspire excellence through innovation and leadership.

Mission Statement: To offer our members programs which promotes swimming and achieves excellence through education, innovation and committed leadership.

About Illinois Swimming

To answer more specific questions, or to better navigate the ISI website, please follow the outline below. You can also use the Search function provided to the right of each page. For information about Insurance, the ISI Board of Directors, or the ISI Office, please scroll down.


USA Swimming, Illinois Swimming, Inc., USA Swimming member clubs and USA Swimming registered athletes and non-athletes are provided general liability insurance for specific activities. In addition, registered athletes and non-athletes are provided secondary accident medical insurance. For more specific information concerning this coverage and the processing of claims, contact any of the persons listed:

Melissa Healy
ISI Safety Chair

George Ward
USA Swimming
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Sandi Blumit
Peak Insurance Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 32712
Phoenix, AZ 85064
800-777-4930 x 245
602-274-1117 (FAX)

Board of Directors Meetings

Board of Directors meetings are usually held either by conference call or face-to-face. Face-to-face meetings are open to the ISI swimming community unless otherwise directed by the General Chair. For information on the next scheduled meeting, contact the Illinois Swimming office

ISI Office

Illinois Swimming, Inc. maintains a permanent office. All USA Swimming sanctioned meets, non-USA approved meets, registration (athlete and non-athlete), applications for all ISI-sponsored events, and meet results are handled through the office. For more information, contact the ISI Office.

Contact Information

To contact the ISI Office, please use the contact information listed to the right and below. To contact the webmaster, the executive director, or one of the ISI committee members, please visit our Committee Page.

847-824-1596 (Phone)
847-824-1726 (Fax)
1400 E. Touhy Avenue
Suite 410
Des Plaines, IL 60018

For Membership, Swim Times and General Inquiries please email   

For any Official related inquiries please email   

Job Posting Policy

Illinois Swimming, Inc.
Website Job Advertising Policy
Effective January 15, 2003 and updated April 12, 2010

1. No Charge for currently chartered ISI clubs in good standing.

2. $25 Charge to currently chartered USA Swimming Club in good standing from other LSCs.

The ISI Board of Directors reserves the right to review, including the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, any request for posting to the ISI website.

All ads will run for a maximum of 60 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many repeated questions asked. If your question is not answered here, then ask. FAQs will be added as a regular basis. There are no dumb questions!!

Not finding what you're looking for here? Try USA Swimming's FAQs.

I am a registered coach and want to swim open events at a meet. Do I need to join USA Swimming as an athlete member and pay another fee?

Yes. Refer to 302.1 and 304.2 USA Swimming Rules & Regulations. Every competitor must register as an athlete. The insurance coverage is different and the membership fee for each category covers insurance premiums as well.

In addition to coaches and athletes, who must join USA Swimming?

All meet directors, referees, starters, and stroke and turn judges, serving in an official capacity in a sanctioned event, must be members of United States Swimming. Also for a club application, the Delegate (voting member),  and all coaches must be members.

What are "levels" of officials in Illinois Swimming?

Illinois Swimming has established training levels from Stroke & Turn (Judge), Administrative Judge, Starter and Referee. Further information is available from the ISI office. Clinics are held in the Spring and Fall.

I have been asked to time at our meet. Do I need to join USA Swimming?

No. Current rules do not require timers to join USA Swimming.

Since I sent proof of my course work to get a coach card, do you notify me when they need to be renewed?

No. Coach members are responsible for maintaining current status of CPR, First Aid and Safety Training for Swim Coaches. Coaching without current course certifications jeopardizes USA Swimming insurance coverage of both club and coach.

What do I do to transfer my child from one club to another or to another LSC (Out-of-state)?

A transfer form must be completed before an athlete can swim under a new club name. 120 days must have elapsed before an athlete from a USA Swimming club can represent a new USA Swimming club. (The 120 days does not apply to college athletes.) Forms and further information can be obtained from the ISI office.

When do we register?

Athlete registration, Club and Non-athlete membership application, start on September 1. It is valid until December 31 of the following year. There is a four month overlap when the current and previous membership is valid.