Connecticut Swimming

Meet Management


August 2020 Return to Competition Season

All August 2020 Return To Competition (RTC) competition must conform to local, state, and federal public health guidelines.  Please note the amendments to Articles 202.4 and 202.6, as well as reference documents on our COVID-19 page.

Effective 08.04.20: CSI meet sanctions/approvals will only be awarded to meets using automatic timing systems (102.24.2.A). Semi-automatic and manual timing are not permitted due to social distancing requirements.

  • USA Swimming Return to Competition Plan
  • LSC Sanction Requirements per USA Swimming
  • USA Swimming Provisional Stroke & Turn Officials Recommendations
    • Training recommendations provided are to prepare stroke and turn provisional officials for intra-squad, dual, virtual dual and virtual invitational meets during a period of time established by USA Swimming. Provisional Official requirements are a temporary exception to LSC Certification requirements and allow these officials to work only applicable* meets during the period set by USA Swimming, state and local entities. Provisional officials would fulfill perceived needs for additional officials to staff local meets as pools reopen.
      • *Applicable meets are restricted to:
        • Intra-squad
        • Dual Meets
        • Virtual Dual Meets
        • Virtual Invitationals

Apply for a RTC August 2020 meet sanction or approval. Note: CSI meet sanctions/approvals will only be awarded to meets using automatic timing systems (102.24.2.A). Semi-automatic and manual timing are not permitted due to social distancing requirements.

August 2020 Return To Competition Meet Announcement Template  version 2 (Subject to Change). The template was revised to reflect the automatic timing system requirement.

All events, including time trials, will require a meet announcement. In addition to the normal sanction information, this announcement must include:

  • A statement of the Connecticut Department of Public Health AND the local Department of Health guidelines and protocols, and a plan for implementing those guidelines and protocols.
  • A statement outlining the plan for ingress and egress from the facility, the use of locker rooms, and any other facility requirements restrictions in place.
  • The number of individuals gathering in each area of the facility including all spaces, and a statement on how social distancing will be enforced. This includes warm-ups.
  • A statement of the Safe Sport considerations to ensure parents have access to and the ability to observe their child.
  • The mandatory disclaimer language for the meet announcement, and an agreement that the language will appear in the heat sheets.
  • All meets must be pre-seeded, and no deck entries will be allowed.
  • All athlete and non-athlete members attending the meet must be in compliance with the required waiver.
  • The sanction application must be submitted no fewer than x days prior to the meet.

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After-Meet Responsibilities: Submitting Meet Database and Meet Directors Report

Need USA Swimming officials to work your meet? 

Long Course 2020

Meet Management for Short Course 2019 - 2020

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  • 2019-2020 Short Course Bid Procedures
  • 2020 Long Course Bid Procedures
  • Need USA Swimming officials to work your meet? Here are some FAST queries to help with the search:

    • IMPORTANT: You must be logged in to your FAST Club Admin dashboard or your My Account to view officials' contact information.
    • For a list of officials who are willing to work meets where their club is not in attendance, run the FAST query "Officials Available to Work Meets."
    • For a list of officials from the clubs entered in your meet, run the FAST query "Officials - by Team." Then select "Multiple." A list of clubs will display. Check off the clubs in your meet and submit the query. It will return a list of officials for all the clubs selected.

Meet Management for Long Course 2020

  • Meet Announcements, session reports, and event files are due February 13.
  • Meet Acceptance Forms and sanction deposits are due February 13.
  • Clubs may NOT accept entries and/or distribute meet event files until receiving approval and notification from Program Operations.
  • Furthermore, host clubs must accept entries following the procedure stated in the meet announcement.
  • All meet announcements will have a new ENTRY OPENING DATE paragraph outlining the date and time at which entries will be open. Meet hosts cannot accept entries prior to the dates below:
    • Entries open for April and May meets at 8 pm, Thursday, April 2.
    • Entries open for June and July meets at 8 pm, Thursday, April 16.
    • Host clubs may be asked to present Program Operations with date/times entries were received.
    • If in violation of this directive, Program Operations reserves the right to rescind a host's sanction.

Types of Meets

Manuals and Templates

Meet Documents and Forms

Policy and Procedures for Competition