January 14, 2021
The Board of Directors of Illinois Swimming, in working with the Illinois Department of Public Health to keep as many of our athletes in the water as possible, and to continue to expand access to pools across the state, takes the following action:
Effective January 18, 2021,
Illinois Swimming member clubs who are found to have violated effective Illinois Department of Public Health guidance and policies for the mitigation of COVID-19 as it pertains to competitions shall be fined $250 for the first offense, with those fines doubling for every subsequent occurrence.
All levied fines will need to be paid prior to the member Club registering for the next competition year.
Athletes competing in affiliation with a college team are exempt from this rule.
All fines can be appealed to the Illinois Swimming Administrative Review Board.
This policy shall remain in place until such time mitigation policies are lifted by the State of Illinois.