USA Swimming Membership Registration Information and September Meets

Mehrad Zarrehparvar

Dear Seals Families:

The fall is off to a great start as our swimmers are working hard to improve their skills as competitive swimmers.

Our first USA Swimming meet will be happening in less than two weeks on September 17 and 18 at Vintage High School pool in Napa. We already have 28 swimmers registered for the meet which is a great start for our first meet of the fall season. Registration for this meet closes tomorrow night.

To participate in USA Swimming meets a swimmer must be registered with USA Swimming through their SWIMMS system. USA Swimming offers year-round and discounted seasonal memberships, as well as Outreach memberships for swimmers with qualifying financial needs.

To register for a USA Swimming membership with our program, Seals Aquatics (SRBY), use this link:

https://omr.usaswimming.org/omr/welcome/514A464B92298D

Year-round memberships are $87 and expire December 31, 2023. Seasonal memberships are $46 and expire January 30, 2023.

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If you think you may qualify for an Outreach membership which are $5, please contact me at [email protected] and I will help you with the qualifying process.

Swimmer that are currently registered for USA Swimming should not renew their membership until after October 1, 2022.

Once you have initiated the registration process you may enter the Waves Aquatics Napa Valley Endless Summer Classic using the Fastswims.com entry system: https://app.fastswims.com/ and select the meet titled PC-WANV CBA+.

We will also participate in the Neptune Swimming Fall Classic on September 30 – October 2. To register for that meet, go to https://app.fastswims.com/ and select the meet titled PC-SRN CBA+.

Swimmers are permitted to participate in a single day of a multi-day meet.

Our USA Swimming meet schedule is posted on our website:

https://www.teamunify.com/team/recmrssca/page/usa-swimming/usa-meet-schedule

If you register for a USA Swimming meet, you are agreeing to volunteer as a timer if needed. Timing shifts are usually about two hours in length and only one of days of the meet if you attend multiple days.

A few important things to know about USA Swimming competitions.

  • Over the course of three to five hours your swimmer will spend five to ten minutes competing. Most of the time at the meet will be spent socializing with teammates, relaxing, and spending time with their parents. Meets are a great way to build friendships on the team and have family time while building confidence as a competitive swimmer.
  • USA Swimming CBA+ meets foster healthy attitude towards competition by focusing on individual time improvements rather than place.
  • Swimmers should only enter events in which they achieved competitive proficiency. Rules are strictly enforced so if you are not sure if your swimmer is ready to race a particular stroke, please have them ask one of our coaches to evaluate their stroke. For swimmers new to competition, freestyle events have the least rules so are a great way to experience competitions for the first time.