May 23, 2013
On May 4th, the Illinois Missouri Area Committee was informed by the St. Louis District that they were formally requesting to leave the Illinois Missouri Area. The committee voted unanimously to allow the St. Louis District to leave to form their own Area and wish them the best of luck. With the departure of the St. Louis District the Committee voted to adopt a new name. Effective immediacy the Illinois Missouri Area will now be referred to as Illinois YMCA Swimming which is governed by the Illinois YMCA Swim Committee who hosts the Illinois YMCA State Swimming Championship.
Also with this change the domain for the state website is ilymcaswim.org.