2022 14 & U MID STATES ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 8-9, 2022   IU Natatorium - Indianapolis
TEAM INDIANA INFORMATION
 
 
The Mid States Championship meet is an “All-Star” meet for swimmers ages 14 & Under who compete as members of Team  Indiana, Team Kentucky, Team Michigan, Team Minnesota, Team Ohio, or Team Wisconsin.  Unlike the summer Central ZONE Championships where any athlete with a qualifying time can ENTER the meet, participation in Mid States involves an APPLICATION for CONSIDERATION and SELECTION process. There is a limit on the number of swimmers each team can enter in an event at Mid States.

QUALIFYING TIMES & QUALIFICATION PERIOD: To be considered for Team Indiana selection, the athlete must have swum minimum time standards at a sanctioned or high school competition between September 1, 2021, and the meet entry deadline Monday, December 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Minimum time standard is the AA times of the National Standards (click here)  Best times prior to September 1, 2021, do not qualify an athlete for Team Indiana selection

ELIGIBLE ATHLETES: To be considered for Team Indiana selection, the athlete must be a member of USA Swimming and live in Indiana, be a 14 & U (age is as of the first day of the meet) athlete who met the minimum time standards during the qualifying period stated above AND HAVE submitted an online application to Indiana Swimming by Monday, December 13, at 5:00 PM.  There are no exceptions to this deadline, and there is no other method to apply.

ONLINE APPLICATION for CONSIDERATION PROCESS: The online application for consideration system will open on November 4, and close on Monday, December 13, at 5:00 PM.

  1. First go to this link to finish filling out the application for consideration:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDCKqYjZQldO7aGFqJ91bfZqrE-f9hpWOiVl4JF_7abh16vA/viewform Please enter a frequently used email address so all notifications and communications from the Team Indiana staff will reach you via email. Some emails will require timely responses.  Also, please be sure that you enter an accurate shirt size for the applicant
  2. Next Go to the Team Indiana Website and click on the 2022 Mid States Application for Consideration located under the Team Events - Here you will Confirm your intention to be considered for Team Indiana for 2022 Mid States. We are having issues with this link, please be sure to fill out the form in step 1 to be considered!

SUBMITTED ENTRY TIMES:  Applicants will not need to indicate event preferences. Indiana Swimming will pull all best times achieved during the qualification period from the SWIMS national database. 

  • If your swimmer’s time was achieved at a high school meet, those results must be emailed to [email protected] by December 13th at 5:00 PM to be considered (see #5 below for more information regarding HS competitions).   
  • *Parents are advised to submit the registration for consideration when their athlete achieves a qualifying time.  

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES: High School athletes who are still 14 years of age (as of January 8, 2021) may use high school meet times to be eligible for Team IndianaThose HS results must be emailed to [email protected] by December 13 at 5:00 PM to be considered.  In addition, IF a high school athlete is selected to represent Team Indiana at the meet, they must obtain a waiver form from their High School Athletic Director to compete in Mid States. Please be aware of IHSAA rules and the HS waiver limitations (A student-athlete can only apply for two (2) waivers during the season, and Mid States cannot interfere with a school swim meet). 

SELECTION PROCESS: The Mid States Team Indiana coaching staff will review the entry reports of all applicants.  Selecting the Indiana swimmers that will best represent Team Indiana at the Mid States All-Star Championships can be a lengthy and complicated process.  An email will be sent to ALL applicants (both accepted and non-accepted) no later than, December 21st, confirming their selection status.

ACCEPTANCE PROCESS: Athletes selected for Team Indiana will then be asked to confirm their acceptance upon receipt of the confirmation email. If your swimmer is selected, please make sure you reply to the acceptance email!  If you don’t reply or indicate you can or cannot be a part of Team Indiana, the coaching staff will need to find a replacement.  If a swimmer turns down their invitation to be a part of Team Indiana, they will NOT be eligible for any team outfitting. Invitation Acceptance/Response must be received by Indiana Swimming by December 23rd, 8pm.

ADDITIONAL TEAM INDIANA INFORMATION:  The Team Indiana Manager will email chosen Team IN athletes  additional information including payment and the Mid States weekend schedule (time to report, where to get outfitting, team picture and practice times, etc.). The payment deadline is December 29th.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Indiana Swimming has reserved hotel blocks in downtown Indianapolis for Mid States accepted participants. To access the online reservation system, go to 2022 Mid-States Quadrangular Championships hotel reservation link:  https://book.passkey.com/go/midstatesquad2022

Email Team Manager Emily Kowalski [email protected]org or call/text 765.744.0217, leave a message and include your name, club and a brief reason for the call or text.