August 30, 2021
As we head into the 2021-22 season, this is a reminder that the current meet sanctioning process will continue indefinitely. Here are the deadlines to have your meet sanctioned:
- Time Trial/Dual Meets: Sanction Application is due 14 days prior to meet start
- Multi-Team Meets: Sanction Application is due 30 days prior to meet start
While we will no longer be requiring participants to submit COVID liability waivers, all meet hosts must include in their submitted Meet Information the proper COVID liability information as required by USA Swimming.
Due to the ongoing nature of approving meet sanctions during this era of COVID, Illinois Swimming will not be publishing a ‘meet calendar’. Instead, as meets are approved and given a sanction, all “Open” meets will be posted under the “Events” tab on the Illinois Swimming website’s home page.
We will continue doing pre-meet recons on all sanctioned competitions. These are due to the Illinois Swimming Office 5 (five) business days prior to the meet start date. No entries may be accepted after the pre-meet recon has been completed. Also, all post-meet responsibilities must be adhered to on a timely basis to avoid penalties this includes your required financial report and payment.
Let’s continue to have safe competitions for our athletes as we continue to navigate these trying times.
* This message was emailed out to clubs, club presidents,officials, and coaches on August 30, 2021