Masters Coach Certification level 3 - Chicago

USMS is offering a Level 3 Certification Clinic September 19th at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle IL.    For more clinic information go to
ILMSA is offering five (5) $100 scholarships for this Level 3 coach certification to qualified ILMSA coaches.  If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Art Vallettee, at for more information.

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ILMSA Swimmers Take On USMS Summer Nationals

36 Masters swimmers from Illinois participated in the U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship at SPIRE Institute, a long-course Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Geneva, Ohio, from August 6-9.  In all, 963 Masters swimmers, representing 173 local clubs and 20 regional clubs, competed.

Despite the roust level of competition, Illinois Masters swimmers made their presence known.  Five Illinois swimmers earned an amazing 15 National Championships:

Open Water Events in Illinois

Date: 9/12/15 Event: Big Shoulders National 5K Championship Registration: SOLD OUT Maximum Capacity: 1000

Swim A Marathon this Summer!

What better way to stay fit than to swim a marathon over the summer?  

It’s easy—well sort of…
Starting June 1, 2015 count up yards, meters, miles, etc., and swim enough to equal 26.2 miles.

Download and fill out the log and registration forms.
Send in a check for $5.00 ILMSA members and $10.00 for other USMS members.  
Receive recognition on  
Have fun and stay fit! 

Registration and yardage log

ILMSA Board Phone Meeting

Date: Second Monday of every month.
Time: 7:30 PM CST
Phone Number: 559-726-1200
Access Code: 933047

Members are allowed to participate, please permit everyone to have their full say before proceeding.
Announce your name to begin a question or comment.  Only Board members are allowed to vote.

Adult Learn to Swim - Illinois

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Adult Learn to Swim - Illinois program took on it's first clients at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. Both participants, Raul and Erika, are parents of swim team members. Kevin and Susan Scanlan acted as instructors with Robert Zeitner observing. Their lessons lasted an hour and each person made progress. Raul, who had been afraid to go in the deep end, managed to swim four lengths across the pool. Erika, who had trouble coordinating breathing with her stroke, was able to complete complete several stroke cycles with correct breathing timing.

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