Welcome to the Iowa Girls State Swimming and Diving Meet. Please read the following information carefully.
Sessions: There are three sessions to the State Swimming & Diving Meet. The State Diving Meet will be held at 11:00 Friday, November 12. The natatorium will be cleared of all spectators after the State Diving Meet. The preliminary swimming events will take place on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. The State Swimming Finals (including all state qualifying relay events) will be held at noon on Saturday, November 13. Tickets are $10.00 for each session.
Tickets: Ticketing for the State Swimming and Diving meet will be sold electronically through Varsity Bound. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 8. Tickets are $10 plus processing fees. Links to Varsity Bound will be posted Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the IGHSAU website. A cash-only ticket line will be available both Friday and Saturday. Tickets purchased in the cash line the day of the meet are $12.
Important Parking Information:The Marshalltown YMCA will be charging $5 per car to park. You may pay for your parking ahead of time through Varsity Bound or you may pay cash at the parking entrances. Parking lots will be open at 6:00 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Spectators will not be allowed to camp, set up tents or form lines before the start of Friday and Saturday's meets. All placeholders, such as chairs and tents, will be confiscated if found on the YMCA/YWCA grounds. No vehicles, including campers and RV's, will be allowed in the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA parking lots overnight.
Spectators can begin lining up for admission into the natatorium 20 minutes prior to the admission gates opening. The timeline for lining up for all three sessions will be as follows:
Friday, November 12
11:00 a.m. State Diving - There will be a single line that opens at 10:00 a.m. Spectators may get in line at 9:40 a.m. for admittance.
5:00 p.m. - State Prelim Meet - There will be two lines. Spectators with Varsity Bound tickets may begin lining up for entrance at 3:10 p.m. with admittance at 3:30 p.m. Specatators purchasing cash tickets on-site may begin lining up at 3:40 p.m. with the doors opening at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 13
Noon State Swimming Finals - There will be two lines. Spectators with Varsity Bound tickets may begin lining up for admittance at 10:10 a.m. with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Spectators purchasing cash tickets on-site may begin lining up at 10:40 a.m. doors opening at 11:00 a.m.
ALL TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION – Saving seats is prohibited and will be monitored by onsite security. Anyone that is caught saving seats will be removed from the natatorium.
Directions to the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA: Driving directions to the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA can be viewed by clicking the Google Map page. Simply enter your starting point on Google Maps to get turn by turn directions to the State Meet site.
Marshalltown Information: A list of restaurants, hotels, and attractions in Marshalltown can be viewed by clicking here: https://www.marshalltown.org/visit/things-to-do/. It is recommended that you call establishments ahead of time to make sure that they are open.
Entering the Natatorium: Spectators will enter through the natatorium main entrance on the north side of the YMCA/YWCA.
Wristbands: Spectators MUST wear the wristband to gain entry into the natatorium. The wristband is your ticket and allows entrance in and out of the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. Anyone who leaves the building without a wristband will not be allowed back into the building unless another wristband is purchased. There will be a different colored wristband for each session. A reminder to spectators that smoking is prohibited anywhere on the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA grounds.
STREAMING: There will be a free live stream of all three sessions of the State Swimming and Diving Meet available on the IGHSAU website. The links will be posted on the website Friday morning.
MERCHANDISE: Fine Designs will be on site selling State Swimming and Diving Merchandise. Prorams will also be on sale for $5.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Pose photography will be taking photos of this year’s State Swimming & Diving Meet. His site address is https://cposephoto.pixieset.com/.
FILMING: There is no special place designated for teams or fans to videotape from. Paying spectators are not restricted from videotaping as long as the video equipment is hand-held. Tripods are prohibited.