Connecticut Swimming

New Membership

If you have never before been a member of USA Swimming, please click on one of the links below to be taken to the instructions applicable to your membership application type:

Athletes Joining a Connecticut Swimming Club

Athletes who plan to swim with a CT Swimming club should contact the club directly regarding membership.  These athletes are registered only through the club, and not directly through the CT Swimming office.

Athletes Joining USA Swimming Independently of a Club

Parents of athletes with no affiliation to a USA/CT Swimming club should contact Ginger McCurdy to obtain membership/registration information. Athletes entering CT/USA Swimming meets independent of a USA Swimming club or coach shall: 1.) be under the supervision of a USA Swimming coach for the duration of the meet and it is the swimmer's responsibility to make arrangements with a USA Swimming member coach prior to the meet. Athletes unaccompanied by a USA Swimming coach will not be permitted on deck. 2) be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. It is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer's legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement. The name of the USA Swimming member coach supervising the athlete and racing certification should be submitted to the Meet Director with the entry into the swim meet.

Coach New Membership

 Please see requirements and instructions on the Coaches page, found here.

Official New Membership 

There are two components of membership as a USA Swimming official - membership and certification.

Officials new to USA/CT Swimming should start by filling out the online membership application form, and submitting the registration payment.  For valid USA Swimming membership, each official must submit four items:

  • Online USA Swimming Non-Athlete Membership Application
  • $70 payment for individual membership.  Please note that USA Swimming has discontinued the non-athlete family membership; all applicants must pay the $70 individual registration fee.  Once both the payment and the application are received, your application will be processed and you will receive an automated email with your USA Swimming ID number.
  • Once you receive your USA Swimming ID number, complete the USA Swimming Athlete Protection Test.  This test is unavailable until your membership application has been processed; please wait for the email with your USA ID.
  • USA Swimming Background Check.  An application for this background check may be completed at any time; you need not wait for your USA Swimming ID.  Please note that the background check takes at least a few days, and you must not only apply for, but pass, the check prior to being on deck.

Upon the completion of these four steps, the membership portion of becoming a CT/USA Official is complete.  Officials with questions regarding membership and registration should contact their club's CSI Registar.

The remainder of the requirements involve training as an official.  Details on this portion of the process may be found under Certification Requirements and Procedures for New Officials.  Questions on this portion should be addressed to Nancy Wargo, Officials Chair.

Other New Non-Athlete Membership

Dry Land Coaches and some volunteers are required to hold USA/CT Swimming membership.  These volunteers include meet managers, chaperons, and meet safety chairs. Those in these categories who are new to USA/CT Swimming should start by filling out the online membership application form and submitting the registration payment.  For valid USA Swimming membership, each volunteer must submit four items:

  • Online USA Swimming Non-Athlete Membership Application
  • $70 payment for individual membership.  Please note that USA Swimming has discontinued the non-athlete family membership; all applicants must pay the $70 individual registration fee.  Once both the payment and the application are received, your application will be processed and you will receive an automated email with your USA Swimming ID number.Once you receive your USA Swimming ID number, complete the USA Swimming Athlete Protection Test.  This test is unavailable until your membership application has been processed; please wait for the email with your USA ID.
  • USA Swimming Background Check.  An application for this background check may be completed at any time; you need not wait for your USA Swimming ID.  Please note that the background check takes at least a few days, and you must not only apply for, but pass, the check prior to being on deck.

Volunteers with questions regarding membership and registration should contact their club's CSI Registar.

Clubs New Membership

Organizations interested in joining USA/CT Swimming should review the requirements, and then contact Ginger McCurdy.

The club fee for 2018 is $500.00 (CT Swimming $430; USA Swimming $70).  Clubs attending CSI's House of Delegates meetings will receive a $100 refund per meeting. In the case of a single annual meeting, clubs will receive a $200 refund. College clubs are exempt. College club membership fee remains at $300 with no refunds.

All new and renewing clubs must submit the 2018 USA Swimming Club Application Form.  This application requires a signature attesting to Pre-Employment screening and Racing Start Certification.