Applications now being accepted for All Stars

Scott Bliss

In January, Missouri Valley will field an age group team (14 & under) and compete in the Midwest All-Stars meet in Des Moines, IA. The goal is for Missouri Valley athletes to gain valuable racing experience against fast swimmers outside our LSC while bonding with others from Missouri Valley and developing pride in our own LSC! Since this opportunity only comes once per year, swimmers are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious honor.

 

Criteria for selection and application process

Times from September 1, 2022 to December 11, 2022 will be used to select the team. USA Swimming's new website has provided us with many challenges this season. One such challenge is our inability to run comprehensive top times reports for all athletes. Applicants MUST input their best times so far this season, and will need to edit their application through the month in order to provide updated top times.  The top two applicants in each event are guaranteed an invitation to the team.  In order to present a competitive MV team, in general Missouri Valley will enter only swimmers with “A” times in an event.

Invitations to join the team will be sent via email by December 17, 2022 via email.  Once the team is announced, payment will be due online, and registration will take place on the Team MO-VAL website.  Selected applicants are expected to attend the meet. 


This will be a family travel event and families are responsible for all costs associated with that travel.


The format of the event is timed finals. Each age group competes in two Saturday sessions, and one Sunday session. This year, each LSC is allowed more entries per event. Athletes selected to the team will be entered in two events per session (six for the entire meet), provided they meet the minimum qualifying time for the event.


Fees for attending the meet will be assessed at the time of invitation acceptance. The cost of participating in the All Star meet will be $150. This covers meet entry fees, shirts, caps, team warm-up, and a team dinner. Optional backpacks will be available at an additional cost (if available).

  • Team photos, check-in, warm-up, and fun relay meet will occur on Friday.
     
  • A team dinner will be arranged for Friday evening prior to the competition (depending on the timeline of the Friday meet).
     
  • Applying for the meet does not guarantee an invitation to participate.

All Stars Application