USMS Registration

 If this is your first time registering, please read the bottom highlighted paragraphs regarding team affiliation. 

Click: Join to register online as an individual.  While USMS does prefer that members register online, you may print a 2016 swimmer reg form  and send it to Sian Nimkoff, CT Registrar at 50 Fern Valley Road, Weston, CT 06883-1905.  Please make checks out to CTLMSC.  2015 registration begins November 1, 2014.

USMS offers a One Event Registration intended for swimmers who would like to try a meet before decided to sign up for a year.  Click: 2015_one_event_form for dates after November 1, 2014.  Remember though, if you sign up after November 1, 2014, your yearly membership is good until December 31, 2015 and it maybe more worth while to sign up for the full year.

If you would like to change your affiliated club click:  transfer form 2016

Click:  This year new and returning clubs and workout groups can also register online by clicking on  2016 club reg and  2016 workout form can also be downloaded.  If your team is already registered, they will receive a link from the USMS National office.  If your group would like to compete as part of CONN Master’s at larger meets but would like to have the benefits of being a USMS recognized group (benefits included working with Coach and Club services and access to USMS Club supplies) consider becoming a workout group instead of a club.

A new rule this year is that all members that do not sign up for a club, that would have been known as UNAT before, will now be part of “UC05”, which is the unattached “team” for Connecticut.  Members of this club will not be allowed to do relays.  This rule was created to satisfy rules withing the larger FINA Master’s Swimming.  Please consider joining a club even if you don’t plan on competing.

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.