Iowa Swimming Meet Resources
updated April 2022

Governing rules, policy and procedures of USA Swimming and Iowa Swimming, Inc apply to all sanctioned swim competitions held within the Iowa LSC.


Art Dinkin: Administrative Vice Chair  [email protected]
Marie Koenigsfeld: IASI Office Staff  [email protected]
Phil Barnes:  Officials Chair and Finance Vice Chair [email protected]

Important News and Updates regarding Competitions

  • Board Action April 10, 2022 Meeting  Minutes
    • Increase Sanction Fee for Intrasquad Meets to $50.00. Removal of Splash Fee Surcharge for Intrasquad Meets.
      • effective immediately
    • Event Limitations will be USA Swimming Rules 102.2 with elimination of additional IASI rule of event limits.
      • effective immediately
    • Increase Splash Fee Surcharge to $6.00/athlete
      • effective Sept 1, 2022



Policy, Rules and Definitions for Meets

2022 USA Swimming Rule Book   PDF download
Part Two USA Swimming Adminstrative Regulations of Competition

Iowa Swimming Policy and Procedures:  Section I contains policy for conducting meets within Iowa Swimming.  Section K contains additional policy regarding IASI Championship Meets.  


Safe Sport - MAAPP 360:  These policies are set by USA Swimming and will be enforced at every Sanctioned and Approved Meet by Iowa Swimming


2021 Iowa Swimming Meet Checklist:  Provides a snapshot for Meet Hosts of requirements



IASI Board Policies:  Non-Compliant Coach on deck  Failure to submit required Pre-Meet Recon  Allowing non-registered/non-compliant athletes to compete in a meet


Meet Sanctioning Procedure:

  • Submit the Draft Meet Invite/Information to Admin VC Art Dinkin for review by Sanction Committee prior to intial draft deadline
    • Meet Invite Deadline Policy - failure to submit by the deadlines incur additional fees due before issuance of Sanction
      • Invitationals 60 days prior to meet - $20 additional fee
      • Closed Meets with 3 or fewer clubs (Intrasquads, Duals, Triangulars) 14 days prior to meet - $20 additional fee
      • Effective September 1, 2022 New Draft deadline policy will take effect - BOD 4/10/2022

Required language included in all Meet Invites: USA Swimming Rule Book 202.4.11 A-N
Required COVID-19 disclosure included in all Meet Invitesextended through August 31, 2022  USA Swimming Board Action

Common corrections to submitted Draft Invites: provided by Sanctioning Committee April 2022



  • Submit the Sanction Application and applicable Sanction Fee and any applicable additional fees to the Iowa Swimming Office.

Marie Koenigsfeld  [email protected]
432 46th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

  • Sanction Fees:
    • Invitational Meet (Sanction Meet of a Open or a Closed Meet with 3 or more clubs)
      2 + Days - $100
      1 Day - $50
    • Approved Invitational Meet (see rules and definition of Approved Meets versus Sanctioned Meets)
      2+ Days - $100
      1 Day - $50
    • Time Trial Meet (either in conjunction with another meet or stand alone)
    • Dual Meet - 2 USA Swimming Clubs only
    • Intrasquad Meet - USA Swimming Clubs only


Safe Sport - Meet 360


Forms and Documents:

IASI Meet Checklist - snapshot of what to send where and when.
Plus extra tips, (how to name a meet, Unattached athletes, Outreach members) 


Sanction Application


Meet Evaluation Form  - must be provided either on meet host website, printed heat sheets and available at no cost to all participants

Coach Sign In provided on Official's website with all current IASI Coaches listed. - Preferred
alternative document Coach Sign In

Official Split Request - Review IASI Meet Administrative Procedures for entering legal and validated splits into the Meet Manager file in addition to USA Swimming technical rules for timing.  Due within 24 hours of meet along with results and meet backup

Meet Financial Summary - required 45 days after the meet.

Iowa Swimming Meet Protest Form - must be available upon request at a meet

Meet Director Report - send to IASI Office within five days of meet