February 26, 2021
Illinois Swimming Back to the Blocks
DATES: March 5th, 2021 through April 20th, 2021
IMPORTANT: ONLY entries turned in to ISI by April 20th, 2021 from a sanctioned, approved or observed meet will be included in the Back to the Blocks leaderboards. Athletes MUST be USA-S registered for 2021 to be included in the Leaderboard.
HOW CAN A SWIM CLUB PARTICIPATE IN THE BACK TO THE BLOCKS?
1. Clubs determine end of season meets for all their athletes during series dates. Clubs can host/attend multiple meets during this date range to get their whole team into an end of season meet (i.e., attend/host meets by age group, time standards, etc.). All the results from the series date range can be include in the leaderboard.
2. After their club’s end of season meets are completed, the club submits an entry file to ISI by April 20th , 2021. Submissions must be sent to [email protected] The event file SHOULD include all the athletes updated times from the end of season meet. This is the only file that is turned into ISI to be included in the Back to the Blocks leaderboards.
· ISI will provide the event file on the ISI website by February 25th, 2021.
· Age-up date will be March 5, 2021 for rankings (results) purposes only.
· 6 events maximum per athlete across all courses (SCY/SCM/LCM) to be included in rankings. Athletes entered in more than 6 events will have events removed.
· Clubs will be asked to celebrate the excitement of their meets on social media and “tag” ISI or #BacktotheBlocks as well to be celebrated on its social media platforms.
RANKINGS: The rankings will be posted on the ISI website for all teams in the categories of CHAMP and REG by single age (9 and Under, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18).
EVENTS: Only events competed at an Illinois Swimming Championship Meet will be used.
AWARDS: A certificate template will be provided for teams/individuals to print out for their athletes. ISI will also provide a link for Clubs/individuals to purchase T-Shirts. Host clubs are encouraged to provided awards, if possible, at their individual meets.
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