Blanket Sanctions


Closed leagues have blanket sanctions issued to their organization in order to conduct small, developmental meets for their member teams without needing to submit bids months in advance.


Meets held under the blanket sanction are limited to intrasquads, duals, and tri meets. Meets cannot be hosted under the blanket sanction if four or more member teams participate, or if the meet is open to teams outside the membership of their closed league. Only swimmers of a member team may participate in these competitions. Meets under blanket sanction cannot be held on the same weekend as MVS championship meets unless the meet specifically prohibits championship meet qualifiers. All meets held under blanket sanction must include the requisite number of officials required for hosting any sanctioned USA Swimming competition.

Financial Obligations

If your meet assesses any fees, you will need to submit a financial report. Facility fees and meet entry fees are subject to 15% splash fees.

Meet Procedures

Every meet hosted must comply with the sanction rules as outlined by the issued blanket sanction. Every meet, even intrasquads, must follow these steps in order to be considered valid and have the times uploaded to SWIMS.

Prior to the meet

  • Your meet information must comply with the Missouri Valley sanction requirements set forth by USA Swimming. 
  • Submit your meet information using the link below for your specific league. This information will be distributed to your league's Chair, MVS Staff, and the Officials Committee. Your meet will be entered into SWIMS for meet recons, times uploads, and OTS so your meet referee can record work sessions for the volunteer officials. Please submit your meet no later than seven (7) days prior to your meet (earlier is better).
  • You will receive an email response with the specific sanction number for your meet that MUST be included in your meet management software.
  • A pre-meet registration check must be performed by MVS staff prior to your meet. Please submit your registration file to [email protected]. Failure to do so will result in a $100 penalty.


After the meet


Chisholm Trail League Meet Submission- (copy of the league sanction found here)

Mid America League (MAL) Meet Submission
(copy of the league sanction found here)

Southern Missouri League Meet Submission(copy of the league sanction found here)