From the GRAL Handbook:
Section 5 – Swimmer Exemptions
Any person within GRAL paid to coach or assist in coaching a club, or otherwise employed by a pool facility or its management company (hereafter referred to as the swimmer/employee), is not eligible to swim in any GRAL meet for the duration of that calendar year unless either of the following conditions are met:
1. An exemption request is provided in a timely manner prior to the first meet of the season and is approved by the Board or the Executive Board.
2. A swimmer/employee has at least one (1) year prior member club participation as a GRAL swimmer with the hiring member club, AND is a member in good standing with the association for the current season. (See Article IX, Section 1 for the definition of a qualifying swimmer.)
A swimmer seeking such an exemption also may petition the Board or Executive Board if his/her employment or swimming status changes during the swim season.
Please fill out this form only for employee/swimmers who do not meet condition #2 stated above.