Connecticut Swimming

Criteria for CSI Swimmer of the Year and Adapted Swimmer of the Year

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Effective with the July 16, 2020, CSI Board of Directors meeting the CSI Swimmer of the Year will be awarded to a Female Swimmer of the Year and to a Male Swimmer of the Year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSI Board of Directors at the recommendation of the Senior Committee, adjusted the criteria for membership and meet participation for the 2019-2020 season only: 1.) CT membership is required September 1, 2019 through March 8, 2020; and 2.) participation in 2 CT sanctioned meets. The levels of achievement remain the same.

  1. For the 2019-2020 season, the swimmer must be a CT member September 1, 2019 thru March 8, 2020.*
  2. For the 2019-2020 season, the swimmer must have swum in 2 CSI sanctioned and regularly scheduled meets during the combined Short and Long Course seasons.**
  3. The highest level of achievement during the past SC/LC seasons from the
    following levels:
    1. World Record established in an individual event
    2. American Record established in an individual event
    3. World or American record in a relay
    4. In an Olympic year, qualifier for Olympic trials
      1. Highest Medalist
      2. Total medals
      3. Total points
      4. Highest place
      5. Number of events
    5. Qualifier in an individual or relay event at that year’s highest International competition, determined by USA swimming.
      1. Highest Medalist
      2. Total medals
      3. Total points
      4. Highest place
    6. Highest World ranking in individual event
    7. Qualifier for Long Course Senior National Championship/US Open
      1. Highest Medalist
      2. Total medals
      3. Total points
      4. Highest place
    8. Qualifier for Short Course Senior National Championship
      1. Highest Medalist
      2. Total medals
      3. Total points
      4. Highest place
    9. Qualifier for Long Course Junior National Championship
      1. Highest Medalist
      2. Total medals
      3. Total points
      4. Highest place
    10. National Age Group Record
    11. Most CT records, Senior, 17-18, 15-16, 13-14
    12. High point scorer from combined Short and Long Course Senior Championships

* Following the 2019-2020 season the membership requirement will be reestablished. “The swimmer must be a member of Connecticut Swimming from the previous Short course and Long Course seasons.”

** Following the 2019-2020 season the CT meet participation requirement will be reestablished. “The swimmer must have swum in 4 CSI sanctioned and regularly scheduled meets during the combined Short and Long Course seasons."