Athletes currently eligible and receiving U.S. Government Federal free lunch (National School Lunch Program) may qualify for the Outreach (reduced membership) program. This program allows an athlete to join CT Swimming and USA Swimming at a reduced fee of $7 ($5 USA Swimming fee and $2 LSC fee). In order to register as an Outreach athlete, a letter on school letterhead and signed by the principal, must be obtained and submitted to CSI. This letter is to state that the named child is currently receiving Federal free lunch for the current school year. Those athletes attending private schools should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for family income threshold information. Verification of eligibility must be renewed with each membership application.
Club Registrars should identify eligible athletes as "Outreach" on all paperwork submitted with the sd3 membership file, roster, and payment or receipt.
Parents of Outreach athletes not affiliated with a club should contact Ginger McCurdy for registration instructions, coach requirements, and racing start certification requirement.
CSI Championship meet entry fees (splash fees) are waived for CSI Outreach athletes. Outreach families are encouraged to contact their CSI member club or a CSI club in their area and inquire about reduced fees for club membership and splash fees for non-championship CSI meets. A list of CSI clubs by name and/or location is available through Connecticut FAST query "Teams- by Name or Teams - by City."