18 & Under World 100s
New England Swimming
Level 1

2020-2021 LSSC Annual Club Swimmer Registration & USA Swimming Registration

Open for Returning Members

10/12/20 - 8/15/21

Open for New Members

10/12/20 - 8/15/21


Welcome to the Liquid Space Swim Club

Competitive Swimmer Registration & Information

 2020 - 2021 LCM

Long Course Season runs May to Mid-August.

Current LSSC Members 

  Current LSSC members have already completed the 2021 annual registration. 

However, Sign Up for LCM is required through our Event Declaration process.   To declare your intent to train Long Course Meter Season please first sign into club website, select Calendar, select Events, select LCM Season Sign Up, and declare commitment to train LCM Yes or No.  Current LSSC members have priority to secure a roster spot.  Sign up deadline is April 10th @9:00 PM.  Open roster spots will then be offered to new members. 

Account reminders: Parents, please review and update your account information.  It is important for our club database to have accurate information for all team rosters, training group, and meet results that match our USA Swimming SWIMs database.  For club communication all Email & Cell phone numbers with carries selection must be verified in accounts through email & text response.   Parents and swimmers should confirm they can sign into access our website and receive club emails, updates, and workout/education supporting documents.  Parents & swimmers are required to read updated USA & Club documents posted under 'Members" tab on website.

Annual USA Swimming Registration & LSSC Team Registration
Every athlete who competes or practices in a USA SWIMMING sanctioned event must register with and become a member of USA Swimming, Inc. and our regional governing body, New England Swimming NE-LSC.  These fees are collected during Liquid Space Swim Club's  USA & LSSC team registration process, and submitted directly to USA Swimming and New England Swimming LSC by the club 2021  USA Swimming Registration & LSSC Club Fee is $250.00   Cedit card will be charged during the registration process.  All members must pay this annual membership. *New swimmers pay this fee on the date they join the club. USA Swimming & LSSC Team registration expires Dec 31, 2021. 

USA Swimming Meets    We offer USA Swimming meets year round.  You must be registered to be eligible to enter USA Swimming sanctioned meets.  This season due to COVID-19 pandemic many new and continually updating/changes to USA Meets will occur often.  This season we will adapt and notify all on updates to meet opportunities:  Our club members compete in sanctioned USA Specialty Meets, USA Prelims/Finals Meets, USA Senior Championship, USA Age Group Championship Meets, Silver Championships and Futures Championships, during SCY-short course yard & LCM-Long Course Meter Season meets.  Our LSSC cub offers Open Water Racing as well.  Top senior swimmers are additionally focused on competition at the Junior National and National Meet levels, while our NCAA Alumni focus on NCAAs, and Olympic Trials.

Join LSSC

LSSC will open registration for *New Members on April 10th, 2021. 

   Looking to join our competitive USA Swimming Club?  First step is to schedule a tryout.  This is a period of 1-2 weeks for you to train with the team, and work with coaches.  Contact Coach Kiely 401-248-4506 to arrange tryout/swimmer assessment.  Upon approval, a team account will be set up and you will be invited to return and use this registration process. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily declare for swim meets, see your children's swim times, maintain your contact information, and much more.

General Information and Overview Schedule for LCM Long Course Meter Season 


*  April 5, 2021 thru April 23, 2021 is annual training break between short course season and long course season.  During training break swimmers will be offered workout outlines to utilize for on their own aerobic base drylands and recovery swim workouts for lap swimming.  Captains may independently hold optional Captains Practices with dates/time TBA
* April 26, 28, & 30th LCM preseason outdoor drylands
*  May 3, 2021 thru August 15, 2021. Our LCM long course season runs 15 weeks of training with LCM USA swimming meets, open water training and racing, running, outdoor drylands, yoga, rock climbing, surfing and more.  Team social events and several new training options/additions are in development contingent upon covid restrictions.
* September 6, 2021 thru April 10, 2022. Our SCY season runs with two 15 weeks of training periods. September thru Dec 25th, and January thru April with USA swimming meets every four-five weeks.

 

Our Club     The future is very bright  for our LSSC swim culture community.  Along with our recognition as a Level One Club, and certification as a Safe Sport Club we continue to build our USA Swimming relationships with our National Governing body and other USA Swimming Clubs. The work being done behind scenes is done to continually improve and add increasing opportunities for all our club members.  

A few FAQ's :     

Does the team have limited spots?  Yes, we normally have a number cap on team & training groups to guarantee a best principals coach to swimmer ratio and provide low lane numbers for training.  2021 Covid restrictions are in place and further limit our group numbers.  We have only a few openings in our Senior Training Groups 12-18 yrs.  We do have multiple openings in our Middy 11-12 yrs and Junior 9-10 yrs and our younger 10 & Under Development Groups ages 7-10 yrs for LCM.  
How often do swimmers train weekly?    
                Senior  12-18 yr (5-8 weekly trainings)     Middy 11-12 yr  (5-6 weekly trainings)
                                 Juniors 9-10 yr  (4-5 weekly trainings)     10 & Under Development (3 weekly trainings)               

Can I sign up for only a few days a week, or just summer and not spring?  No. Our team has many spring multi-sport swimmers, and others with scheduled activities that can conflict with swim training. However, although we support the efforts of younger swimmers to have multiple activities we cannot afford to hold spots in reserve for swimmers.  Swimmers may commit and pay for full LCM season May thru August.  Absences due to schedule conflicts, family vacations, illness, injury, family and/or social commitments may occur with notification to coaching staff but will not be prorated from dues. We understand some swimmers will have absences and short family vacations during these spring/summer months which is acceptable, but the dues will not be reduced.  Swimmers registering with team are financially obligated to pay for the entire LCM season.     

Are there meets?  Yes, the summer USA meet offerings are planned for May, June, July.  Open water race events are planned during July & August.  We plan to have the meet schedule posted, and will then release our meet declaration process.  *But please be aware covid travel restrictions may apply, and entry in USA meets in New England is not guaranteed.  We try to offer local Rhode Island meet opportunities and also team travel meets to Massachusetts, or Connecticut for LCM meet opportunities. The USA Championship meets are held in mid to late July, and all swimmers with cut times are expected to compete.  Meet entry fees are auto charged to participating swimmer accounts after the meet weekend completes.      

How do I receive important information and schedule changes or updates from the club?  The Liquid Space Swim Club team website is communications central for everyone.  The team calendar, meet info, updates and schedule changes will all be online 24/7.  The first week of every month the club newsletter share upcoming notices, USA Swimming and LSSC Club information.  Email is used for notification and announcements sent with links to club website for full details.  The On Deck App ‘Team Feed’ and the club 'Instagram App’ are used by club for weather updates, facility cancelations or pending schedule changes, birthday announcement, sharing motivational quotes, training videos & photos and/or reminders for swimmers and parents to view specific details on club website.