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USA Registration

USA Swimming USA Swimming Registration Information & FAQ 

    • USA Swimming membership is required for all non-Special Olympic (SO) Athletes or SO Athletes under 8 yrs old.
      • Special Olympics Athletes 8 and older have the options to be covered by Special Olympics insurance instead of USA Swimming
      • Special Olympics Athletes must be registered either through Special Olympics or USA Swimming
    • During "tryouts" period (1 week prior to session start to 2 week of session), non-USA swimmers are allowed to participate with the team and be covered w/ team insurance
    • After this, all swimmers must be registered w/ USA Swimming or through Special Olympics
    • Any swimmers not registered will not be allowed to practice or participate in meets
    • USA Swimming season starts on 9/1 of the current year
      • Registration prior to 9/1 will expire at the end of current calendar year
      • Registration from 9/1 on will expire at the end of the next calendar year
      • Registration fee is $79 (fee is not pro-rated based on registration date)
      • Transfer fee is $5
      • USA Swimming require that all payments to them are made through the club and not by individual parents
      • Special Olympics athletes without a current USA membership will not be able to participate in USA meets
    • Registration Scenarios:
      • New/Lapsed Swimmer (never or not currently registered with USA Swimming)
        • $79 payment to JJSC (for 2020 membership)
        • copy of legal ID (passport/birth certificate)
      • Registered Swimmer (registered with USA Swimming but expiring by 12/31/19)
        • $79 payment to JJSC (for 2020 membership)
      • Transferred Swimmer
        • $5 payment to JJSC (for transfer fee)
        • Depending on swimmer current membership expiration, an additional fee may be required to cover current year membership

    FAQ:

    Q1: I don't plan on competing in USA meets, why do I need to register? 

    A1: USA Registration covers your swimmer and the club under their insurance. This is a condition of our club's membership. Athletes without an active membership will not be allow to practice or participate in meets.

    The only exception is in regards to our Special Olympics Athletes: All SO athletes over 8yrs of age are required to have all medical release and SO paperwork filled out to ensure adequate coverage. SO athletes over 8yrs of age are NOT required to register with USA Swimming. SO athletes under 8yrs of age are required to obtain USA membership. Please reach out to Coach Andrea Wilcox for additional details re: Special Olympics athlete registrations. 

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