ISDA Mythical State Championship

Serving Illinois High School Swimming & Diving Coaches

Congratulations to All on Crossing the Finish Line for the Girls Season

I would like to congratulate all coaches, swimmers and divers on the successful completion of our girls swimming & diving season. There were so many roadblocks to navigate and it certainly seemed like everyone, at some point or another, must have felt like a rookie coach, with new challenges presented to us on a regular basis. I am proud to be part of our community of coaches who came together to provide opportunities for our girls to be part of a competitive team in the midst of the turmoil that has surrounded them. Thanks for providing what was undoubtedly the best part of their day, providing a safe environment to train and compete with their friends and teammates.


So much fast swimming and great diving that took place at last week's Sectional meets! It is a testament to the quality coaching we have in Illinois that we could almost forget that, for many, summer training didn't exist. Facing training and space limitations, athletes coming to you in a much different place than you were used to, non-swimmers looking for an outlet and finding that on your teams, all speaks volumes about your ability to adapt for the good of your team.


The ISDA is proud to use this newsletter to announce our All State Girls Swimming & Diving team for 2020. As stated earlier, when we realized there would be no state meet in Illinois, we have expanded the All State team this season to include the top 16 finishers in each event. Our diving panel, headed by Steve Miller, put in long hours watching video and scoring divers from across the state to come up with our All State Dive team. A huge shout out to Steve for not only getting all of the Sectional dive videos organized, but also putting together the panel to re-score our sectional diving. That was a remarkable effort, all done because of his (and his panel's) commitment to the divers of our state.


We decided to take the lead from Swimming World Magazine and show what would have been the Championship and Consolation finals for a state meet with 16-place scoring Each athlete listed in this newsletter will receive an ISDA All State certificate. Coaches, if you have an athlete on this list, please know that you should check your school mailbox for the certificates in a few weeks for their All State awards.


Also, we are pleased to recognize the Sectional Swim Coach of the Year and Sectional Dive Coach of the Year. Additionally, you will see all of our Sectional Athlete of the Meet winners listed in this newsletter.


Finally, thank you to all of the coaches who hosted the Sectional meets. It was definitely a huge undertaking, and many were asked to take on that role at the last minute. Everyone stepped up to the task and made for a great experience for the swimmers and divers across Illinois.


Sincerely,


Tim Sirois

ISDA President

ISDA All State Team

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200 Yard Individual Medley

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50 Yard Freestyle

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Diving

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100 Yard Butterfly

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100 Yard Freestyle

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500 Yard Freestyle

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100 Yard Backstroke

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100 Yard Breaststroke

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Mythical State Meet Trophies

The ISDA is proud to recognize our top three teams based on this year's Sectional meet performances. Congratulations to Neuqua Valley on winning the mythical state championship. St. Charles North was our runner-up, and Hinsdale Central finished in 3rd place. In addition to their Sectional performances, it is notable that Neuqua Valley swam a 1:31.02 in their 200 Free Relay (narrowly missing the national record) and also turned in a remarkable 3:20.65 in their 400 Free Relay (although relays were not included in the state meet scoring).
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Sectional Swim Coaches of the Year

Metea Valley Sectional

Chris Ranallo (West Aurora)

Jason Niforatos (Neuqua)


Byron Sectional

Christy Kowalski-Boylan


Champaign Central Sectional

Michelle Zimmerman - Urbana High School


Whitney Young Sectional

David Stephens - St. Ignatius


Edwardsville Sectional

Christian Rhoten - Edwardsville High School


Elk Grove Sectional

Andrew Kittrell - Palatine (Fremd)


Leyden Sectioal

Christopher Cook - Leyden


Glenbrook South Sectional

Kevin Auger - Evanston Township


Highland Park- Sectional

John Sullivan - Deerfield


Hinsdale Central Sectional

Bob Barber - Hinsdale Central


Stevenson Sectional

Alex Mikolajwski - Barrington


Lockport Sectional

Kate Gabey - Lincoln Way East


Normal Community Sectional

Shane Morrison - Metamora


Sandburg Sectional

Anna McBride - Sandburg


Rock Island Sectional

Michael Roche - Moline


St. Charles North Sectional

Robert Rooney - St. Charles North

Sectional Dive Coaches of the Year


Metea Valley Sectional

Michelle Meeker, Neuqua


Byron Sectional

Garry Cacciapaglia-Byron


Champaign Central Sectional

Don Waybright - Centennial


Whitney Young Sectional

Dar Novak - Whitney Young


Edwardsville Sectional

Matthew Woodson - Sacred Heart Griffin


Elk Grove Sectional

Dawn Engels - Hoffman Estates


Leyden Sectional

Kristen Larson - Fenwick


Glenbrook South Sectional

Bruce Kimball - New Trier


Highland Park Sectional

Melissa Sethna (Mundelein)

Patrick Schulze (Lake Forest)


Hinsdale Central Sectional

Steve Miller - Hinsdale Central


Stevenson Sectional

Lisa Christianson(Barrington)


Lockport Sectional

Jess Posch - Lincoln-Way West


Normal Community Sectional

Maggie Kopp - Normal Community West


Sandburg Sectional

Patrick Murphy-Mother McAuley


Rock Island Sectional

Ben Eicher - Richwoods


St. Charles North Sectional

Nicole Schrope - St. Charles East

Sectional Athlete of the Meet

Byron Sectional

Nhia Caras- Boylan


Champaign Central Sectional

Angie Coe - Charleston


Whitney Young Sectional

Abby Taute - St. Ignatius


Edwardsville Sectional

Madeline Huggins - Carbondale


Elk Grove Sectional

Nina Mollin - Schaumburg


Leyden Sectional

Kayla Duran - Taft


Glenbrook South Sectional

Greta Pelzek (New Trier)


Highland Park Sectional

Annika Parkhe (Deerfield)


Hinsdale Central Sectional

Kendall Pickering - Hinsdale Central


Stevenson Sectional

Jenna Kerr (Barrington)


Lockport Sectional

Keara McGowan - Lincoln-Way Central


Sandburg Sectional

Emily Manos-Mother McAuley

Jenna Falsey-Sandburg


Rock Island Sectional

Sophia Greko - Moline


St. Charles North Sectional

Molly Yetter - St. Charles East