757swim Transfer Process Information
Transfer Requirements: Athletes who move from another Local Swim Committee (LSC) (out of state) to Virginia Swimming or who switch clubs within the LSC, or who decide to compete unattached during the calendar year must complete and submit a Transfer Request Form.This form must be submitted to the Virginia Swimming office.
The Transfer Form needed is under Parents > Important Forms
Please fill out all information and bring to practice or scan a copy/turn into the Registrar. A fee of $5 is required only if swimmer is transferring from another LSC (state) and is already registered for the season.
The Registrar of the LSC into which the athlete is transferring will notify the old club that this transfer has occurred. The old club has the responsibility to notify the LSC Registrar within sixty (60) days.
USA Swimming 120 Day Rule and Rules Pertaining to Unattached Swimmers
USA Swimming Rule 203.3 states that For a swimmer to represent a USA Swimming club in a competitive event, one hundred and twenty (120) consecutive days must have elapsed without the swimmer having represented any other USA Swimming Club in USA Sanctioned Swimming Competition. What this means is a swimmer must swim Unattached (UN) for a period of 120 days from his/her last date where he/she swam in a USA Sanctioned Swimming Competition meet and represented a USA-S club. We use the USA-S Transfer Forms to convey transfers to the LSC Registrar, so proper "Last Attached" dates can be recorded to SWIMS and new attach dates can be determined.
If a swimmer's USA-S Registration has expired and the swimmer is transferring to a new club, the USA- S Registration CANNOT be processed until a Transfer form is received by the LSC Registrar.
If a swimmer has a Transfer processed, the LSC Registrar enters the last date of competition in the swimmer's transfer record and SWIMS calculates the date on which the swimmer may begin representing his/her new club. This "Re-Attach Date" is plainly printed on the swimmers new USA Swimming Card and the swimmer must swim Unattached (UN) until that date.
Club Registered Swimmers, choosing to swim Unattached for any given meet, is typically done because the swimmer plans to change clubs. The swimmer's family may be moving to another area or the swimmer may just want to go to another club. If a swimmer participates in a meet and is entered as Unattached (UN), that meet date will not be used when determining the swimmers last date of competition for his/her old club.
To sum up - It IS Legal for ANY Swimmer, Registered to ANY USA Swimming Club, to CHOOSE to Swim Unattached for ANY Meet. There is nothing special needed for the swimmers entry, other than being sure the swimmers data is using the Unattached (UN) Club (Team) Code and not the actual Club Code.