Click: Join to register online as an individual.  While USMS does prefer that members register online, you may print a 2015_swim_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.  2014 registration begins November 1, 2013.

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, 2013.  Remember though, if you sign up after November 1, 2013, your yearly membership is good until December 31, 2014 and it maybe more worth while to sign up for the full year.

If you would like to change your affiliated club click:  2015_transfer_form

Click:  This year new and returning clubs and workout groups can also register online by clicking on  2015_club_form and  2015_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.

CT currently has 11 registered USMS clubs and 12 registered workout gruops.  Workout groups belong under the parent club of CONN so when registering pick CONN from the club drop down box and your appropriate workout group from the  other drop down box.  Workout group members will be able to swim relays with other workout and CONN members.  Members of other clubs can only swim relays with other members from the same club.  For example, Wilton masters (WWM) is a registered workout club so it’s members can swim relays with CONN or WWM members.  Chelsea Piers (CPCT) is a registered club so it’s members can only swim relays with other CPCT members.  Members who join the UNAT team can never swim relays while they are UNAT, so please consider joining a team.