A reminder for registration season:
During the online registration process, you will be asked to pick a registered USMS club. If you do not pick a club, you will be automatically assigned to UC05, which is the unattached club*. Once you pick a club, if that club has workout groups (not all do), you will be asked to pick a workout group. All members of the same club can participate on relays together, regardless of workout affiliation. When participating at meets, you will be listed by your club, not your workout group. So for example: if you register for club CONN, and workout group Wilton, you may participate in relays with someone who registered for club CONN, and workout group Meriden or someone who is registered for club CONN, and did not pick a workout group. You may not participate in relays with someone who registered for Chelsea Piers, as they are a different club.
*UC05 is referred to as a club for the technical purposes of FINA Master’s Swimming rules, but does not include any of the benefits of being part of a club. UC05 members may NOT do relays. You are encouraged to sign up for a club, even if you do not currently plan on doing relays. While our registrar has been great about fixing swimmers team affiliation extremely quickly, it would be a shame to miss an opportunity because you were not able to coordinate with her.
Also, to clarify: USMS and CONN masters does not care which pool or which team you practice with when registering. You are welcome to self designate your team/workout group as you see working best for you. Please check with your pool/team first, however, if you would like to use a different group as they may have other expectations. If you would like to change your team/workout group status, please contact Sian Nimkoff.