All Star Information
  • Team Colorado
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • January 14-16, 2022
  • Qualification process - please read information below
From CSI.....

Dear Potential 2022 All-Stars Participants,

  • Colorado Swimming sends a team of the top 10 swimmers in each gender and age group (9-10, 11-12, 13-14) to the Midwestern All Star meet every year.
  • We are currently working on our travel plans for this year’s meet, which is slated to be held in Des Moines on January 14-16, 2022. As we plan the logistics of this trip, we would like to gauge parents’ comfort level regarding travel and logistics. We appreciate you responding to this survey.
  • The 2022 Midwest All Star Meet will take place in Des Moines, Iowa from January 15-16.  A facility only 5 years old and one that has played host to a number of high-end meets, this is a big upgrade from the facility that the All Stars meet is usually held in.  With the size of the pool and deck space, air quality will no longer be a concern and there will be ample space to warm-up/ cool down throughout the course of the meet.
  • Due to the extra distance from Omaha (former location) and Des Moines, we will need to fly for this trip.  Traditionally, we have taken multiple coach buses, but Des Moines is about 2 hours further than Omaha, which was really the furthest workable drive for a 2-day meet.  Because of the extra distance, because of the timeline (we just confirmed recently that this meet was a sure thing), because of the craziness of airline travel right now – this trip will have a higher price tag than previous years.

Travel Plans

  • We will be doing team travel for this trip.  We will all arrive in Des Moines on Friday mid-day/ afternoon.  Team practice and pictures will take place Friday evening.  The meet will run Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning.  Travel logistics were very challenging to work out – there were not many flights to and from Des Moines that worked within our time frame, that were reasonably priced, and that could accommodate our entire team (athletes, coaching staff, and chaperones).  Due to these factors, we needed to get creative with our team travel.

Selection Process

  • 10 athletes each per gender, per age group will be selected – Girls and Boys 10 & Under, 11-12, and 13-14 – for a total of 60 athletes.  NOTE: athletes will be selected based on the age they will be on the first day of the meet (1/15/22), NOT the age they are when they achieved their time.
  • Selection will be based only on the SCY (Short Course Yards) events contested at the meet for each age group:
    • 10 & Under = 50, 100, 200 Free; 50, 100 Back; 50, 100 Breast; 50, 100 Fly; 100, 200 IM
    • 11-12 = 50, 100, 200, 500 Free; 50, 100 Back; 50, 100 Breast; 50, 100 Fly; 100, 200 IM
    • 13-14 = 50, 100, 200, 500 Free; 100, 200 Back; 100, 200 Breast; 100, 200 Fly; 200, 400 IM
    • Only times achieved between September 1, 2021 and December 5, 2021 (Pineer Open Meet) will be considered for selection.  NOTE: ALL times achieved at a USA Swimming sanctioned event that fall within this timeline will be considered.  They need not be achieved at a meet held in Colorado.
  • Athletes with the top time in an event for their gender and age group will be automatically invited.
  • The remainder of the spots per gender, per age group will be selected using a high point system:
    • Using the USA Swimming national database, top times will be obtained and athletes will be given points based on where their times fall in the list for that event (example: using a top 30 times list per event – the top time will receive 30 points, the 2nd time will receive 29 points, the 3rd will receive 28, etc. down to the 30th time receiving 1 point).
    • Once all points have been calculated, remaining athletes in each gender and age group will be selected in order of total points for their respective gender and age group.

If anyone has questions regarding this Team Colorado trip, please don't hesitate to reach out.

CSI Pioneer Open and the All Star Meet
  • The Pioneer Open, held in early December, is the last chance to qualify for the All Star meet
  • Swimmers interested in the All Star meet should speak with their coach before deciding on events for the Pioneer Open.
  • The All Star selection process is based on a point system that basically rewards the all-around swimmer. Swimmers need to look at all of their best times before entering the Pioneer Open to see which events need improvement; some times may need a boost, especially events that haven't been done in a while.
  • Ask your group coach for guidance.



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