Central Illinois Masters Swim Team promotes physical fitness, mental well being, and camaraderie through swimming at all levels.

COVID-19 Update:  The team has approval to use IWU's pool for CIMST practices beginning Monday, September 14.  Access has been granted on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 5:30 - 6:30 a.m.  There are COVID-19 restrictions that must be strictly followed.  Any non-compliance will result in loss of access to the IWU pool for the entire team:
  • The Shirk Center will be locked until 5:15 a.m. and will remain locked during practice. 
  • CIMST members are to use the back entrance by the pool (not Emerson Street) and can wait in your car or at the door with proper social distancing.
  • Masks are required to enter the building and pool.  They are to be worn at all times except when in the water.
  • Forehead temperature will be taken and recorded upon entering the building.  Temperatures above 100.3 or symptoms of current illness will not be allowed to swim.
  • CIMST members will use the double doors in the lobby to enter the pool and hands must be sanitized before entering (sanitizer provided by the team).
  • Locker rooms are not open.  Suits should be worn under clothes or warm ups.  Bathrooms are available for emergencies and with one person at a time.
  • Upon entering the pool, there are pieces of duct tape on the deck for belongings.  These are separated to comply with social distancing. 
  • IWU equipment and towels will not be available.
  • All CIMST members must be out of the building by 6:45 a.m.
  • A specific IWU COVID-19 Waiver must be read and signed before your first practice. Contact John Carroll for copy of waiver. 
  • Up to 4 people per lane are allowed (32 per practice) starting at each end of the pool and at the flags at each end. 
  • Space must be reserved for each practice.  If you do not reserve a space by 4:00 a.m. of the practice day, you will not be allowed to swim.  Here is the link: Practice Reservations
Since it will take several minutes to handle the entrance to the building, practice will be 50 - 55 minutes in length.  There will be a "hard" exit from the water at 6:30 a.m.  Note that if you arrive at the building after 5:30 a.m., you will not be able to swim that morning.

We have also requested access to most of the other pools in the area including ISU's Horton Pool, and all the high school pools. Some of those requests are still pending and others have been turned down.  We will continue to post updates on this page.