Connecticut Swimming

Meet Management for LC Season 2021

The 2021 Return to Competition Season will end on May 23, 2021. The LC Season will commence on May 24, 2021.  RTC 2021 meet sanction or approval applications are no longer being accepted. 

Definition of LC Season:

  • LC Season is a defined time period, generally held during the spring and summer, where meets of any course (LCM, SCM, and SCY) are sanctioned. Traditionally the LC Season dates have been April through August. For LC Season 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates will be May 24 through August 31, 2021.

Covid Era restrictions remain in effect for LC Season 2021, as noted below:

Meet Sanction Application Process

  • All applicants for LC Season meet sanctions must comply with the LC Season Meet Sanctioning Rules:

    • Meet announcements must be submitted in as close to publication format as possible. The longer it takes us to get your documents in order, the shorter your entry period will be.  We will change your entry acceptance dates according to the date we are able to publish the meet, not the date you originally submit it.
    • Host clubs must accept entries following the procedure stated in the meet announcement.
    • Clubs may NOT accept entries and/or distribute meet event files until receiving approval and notification from Program Operations.
    • All open invitational meet announcements will have an Entry Opening Date paragraph outlining the date and time at which entries will open for Connecticut teams, and a separate date for out of state teams.
    • Any meet held during the 2021 LC Season must have a CT Deadline giving CT clubs entry priority.
    • 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.
    • Teams inviting out of state clubs must collect a $5.00 per swimmer fee to be remitted to Connecticut Swimming in lieu of surcharge. Splash fees are at the host team’s discretion, and are not subject to surcharge.
    • Meet results, in the form of a full backup of the meet database, must be submitted to the CT Swimming office within 72 hours of the end of the meet.
  • 2021 LC Season Meet Sanction Application

Types of Meets Allowed During LC Season 2021

  • Intrasquad Meets
  • Dual Meets by invitation of the host club
  • Tri-Meets by invitation of the host club
  • By-Invitation*: Once a meet has three (3) or more invited teams, the meet host will be required to invite at least one (1) team in need of a meet. A list of such teams will be maintained by the CSI office, and names and contact info will be supplied upon request;
    • A weekly report of splashes per team will be published, here.
  • Invitational*: Any qualified USA Swimming athlete or teams may enter.

*Both By-Invitation and Invitational meets are subject to the following schedule:

      1. An entry opening date three (3) days after the meet posting date will be set by the CT Swimming office;
      2. A Connecticut-Only deadline will be set at least three (3) days after the meet opening date;
      3. Out-of-state teams may be accepted no sooner than ten (10) days before the start of the meet.

LC Season 2021 Meet Announcement Template

Other LC Season 2021 Meet Sanction Requirements

  • The application and supporting documentation must be received THREE weeks before the first date of competition. Late applications will require written exemptions from Mark Wollen, Program Operations Vice-Chair prior to processing.
  • Furthermore, 4 Officials are required and cannot be assigned to more than 1 position. The positions are Referee, Starter, Stroke & Turn, Administrative Official. Clubs wishing to host a sanctioned or approved meet may now put in a request for CSI Officials. The purpose of this form is to match CSI clubs wishing to host a meet with CSI Officials that are available to volunteer.
  • There are no blackout dates for meets.
  • 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.

Miscellaneous

Need USA Swimming officials to work your meet? 

Membership Verification (Required for all sanctioned meets.)

Safe Sport

Safe Sport at Meets (Meet 360): An informational resource guide intended to assist meet administrators in creating a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for athletes.

Types of Meets


Meet Documents and Forms


Policy and Procedures for Competition

Manuals and Templates

Archived Return to Competition (RTC) Information

Connecticut is in Phase 2.1 rules.

All Connecticut Swimming 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.

  • Team Sports on Pause will lapse on January 19, 2021. New guidance from the State of Connecticut was released Friday evening, January 15. The updated Reopening Rules for sports and fitness facilities have been posted, and the Team Sports on Pause webpage has been replaced with this webpage summarizing the changes. The updated DPH sports guidelines that is referenced in the sector rules is forthcoming.
  • CSI Return To Competition Parameters (Approved at the September 15, 2020 Board of Directors meeting.)
  • LSC Sanction Requirements per USA Swimming as of September 14, 2020.
  • The Covid Guidelines for Officials is updated and clarifies that on-deck training/shadowing is not possible at Return to Competition meets.
  • 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

RTC 2021 meet sanction or approval applications are no longer being accepted

Effective for all RTC Applications subsequent to January 18, 2021: The application and supporting documentation must be received THREE weeks before the first date of competition. Late applications will require written exemptions from Mark Wollen, Program Operations Vice-Chair prior to processing. 

Furthermore, 4 Officials are required and cannot be assigned to more than 1 position. The positions are Referee, Starter, Stroke & Turn, Administrative Official. Clubs wishing to host a sanctioned or approved meet may now put in a request for CSI Officials. The purpose of this form is to match CSI clubs wishing to host a meet with CSI Officials that are available to volunteer.

Long Course 2021 Meet Announcement Template  (Subject to Change). The meet announcement must be submitted with the RTC sanction request at least 3 weeks before the first day of the meet.

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 21 days prior to the meet.

Need USA Swimming officials to work your meet? 

Membership Verification (Required for all sanctioned meets.)

After The Meet Responsibilities

  • Email Ginger McCurdy the meet database backup. (Hytek>File>Backup)
  • Log into your Club's FAST Administration page and complete the Meet Directors Report Online
  • Do not submit surcharge payment unless instructed to do so.