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  1. General Registration/Eligibility:

    1. Swimmers MUST BE currently registered and in good standing with Central California Swimming.

    2. Swimmers MUST BE a United States citizen or hold a permanent resident visa (except high school foreign exchange students and foreign nationals approved by the CCS House of Delegates).

    3. Swimmer shall compete either unattached with CCS or attached to a CCS team.

    4. The swimmer must swim at least three (3) CCS meets, during the current calendar year for which the swimmer is requesting funds. Collegiate athletes may petition board for a waiver.

    5. During the first calendar year that the swimmer is registered with CCS, the swimmer will be eligible for one-half (1/2) of the determined reimbursement allowance.

    6. Once a swimmer has been continuously registered for twelve (12) months, the swimmer is eligible for reimbursement as described in Championship and National Development Travel Funding and Eligibility.

    7. High school foreign exchange students and foreign nationals approved by the CCS House of Delegates must compete in at least three (3) CCS meets during the calendar year. The swimmer then may be eligible for one half (1/2) of the determined reimbursement allowance.

  1. Championship Travel Meets Funded

    1. The purpose is to encourage our Championship level athletes to pursue excellence by training for and/or participating in national level competition at various locations:

    2. National Championships (one (1) per season)

    3. Olympic Trials

    4. Sectional Championships (one (1) per season)

    5. U. S. Open

    6. Others as specified by the CCS House of Delegates

  1. Championship Travel Eligibility And Funding

    1. Swimmers must qualify for, and swim, at least one (1) individual event to receive funding. Relay only swimmers are not eligible for funding.

    2. Request for reimbursement forms must be filed within forty-five (45) days after the conclusion of the meet and include verification with the meet results. Funds are available on a reimbursement basis.

    3. Athletes who are eligible for funding will be remibused on the basis of the following schedule:

      1. CA/NV Sectionals

        1. $100.00 for travel within CCS over 50 miles from the athlete's home.

        2. $200.00 for travel within California but outside CCS

        3. $300.00 for travel within the Western Zone but outside California

      2. Nationals

        1. $100.00 for travel within CCS over 50 miles from the athlete's home.

        2. $300.00 for travel within California but outside CCS

        3. $400.00 for travel within the Western Zone but outside California

        4. $500.00 for travel outside the Western Zone

      3. U.S. Open

        1. $100.00 for travel within CCS over 50 miles from the athlete's home.

        2. $200.00 for travel within California but outside CCS

        3. $300.00 for travel within the Western Zone but outside California

        4. $400.00 for travel outside the Western Zone

    4. The Travel Committee, with the approval of the Board of Directors, will determine funding for eligible meets that are not on the Championship Travel Funding Schedule. Appeals may be directed to the Board of Directors.

    5. A swimmer who qualifies for an individual event at Nationals and who has met the eligibility requirements may be eligible for 100% of the determined allowance.

    6. A swimmer who qualifies for an individual event at Nationals and who has met the eligibility requirements may be eligible for 100% of the determined allowance.

    7. A committee consisting of the Travel Fund Chairperson, three- (3) coaches and one- (1) athlete will consider each request and award appropriate amounts per swimmer.

    8. Any swimmer qualifying for and participating at both Sectionals and Nationals during the same season shall be eligible for only one allowance (except for the swimmer who qualifies for Senior Nationals for the first time at Sectionals). The larger of the two allowances shall be reimbursed.

  1. National Development Travel Fund

      1. The purpose is to encourage our Championship level athletes to pursue excellence by training for and/or participating in national level training camps and competitions (events) in various locations. Coaches shall request funding on behalf of athletes whom they feel would benefit from exposure to such events. Athletes must have attained at least one (1) current individual CCS National Travel time standard and fulfilled all Championship and National Development travel eligibility requirements.

    1. A committee consisting of the Travel Fund Chairperson, three-(3) coaches and one-(1) athlete will consider each request and award appropriate amounts per athlete. Criteria for travel fund awards will include:

      1. Quality of the event

      2. Quality of the facility

      3. Athlete's level of ability

      4. Amount available in the travel fund

    2. Funds must be requested no later than thirty (30) days before the event.

    3. Athletes who achieve a CCS National Travel time standard prior to the Spring Nationals fax-entry deadline may be eligible for up to $400.00 per calendar year. Funds will be disbursed at the discretion of the committee within the guidelines of the National Development - Full Year Funding Schedule.

      1. Up to $200.00 for travel within the state of California, but outside the LSC.

      2. Up to $300.00 for travel within the Western Zone but outside California.

      3. Up to $400.00 for travel outside the Western Zone

    4. Athletes who achieve a CCS National Travel time standard after the Spring Nationals fax-entry deadline may be eligible for up to $200.00 for the remainder of that calendar year. Funds will be disbursed at the discretion of the committee within the guidelines of the National Development - ½ Year Funding Schedule

      1. Up to $100.00 for travel within the state of California, but outside the LSC.

      2. Up to $150.00 for travel within the Western Zone but outside California.

      3. Up to $200.00 for travel outside the Western Zone.

    5. Proof of swim or participation must be provided by the athlete or coach in order to be eligible for national development travel funding. If not provided, the athlete is not eligible for any travel funds for the remainder of the year. If the funds are returned, the athlete's eligibility will continue. Funds not used by the athlete must be returned to CCS within two weeks of the conclusion of the event for which travel was funded.

    6. OVC or STAR Times printout from USA Swimming National Times Database Search must be provided with travel request form.