Governance & LSCs


The United States Aquatic Sports annual convention provides an opportunity for USA Swimming to gather all of its delegates together for the purpose of making decisions that will affect the future of our sport. We elect our officers, vote on rules and legislation, and discuss and plan programs that will continue our tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.


2016 Aquatic Sports Convention

09/19/2016 - 09/25/2016

Location: Atlanta, Georgia


2017 Aquatic Sports Convention

09/10/2017 - 09/17/2017

Location: Dallas, Texas


2018 Aquatic Sports Convention

09/23/2018 - 09/30/2018

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

2016 Convention Information

The 2016 United States Aquatic Sports Convention will be held September 19-25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Please follow the links below for registration and hotel reservation information.

The Convention Documents section (below) is where you will find the USA Swimming convention schedule, flyers for workshops, FAQ and other information. Nomination Forms and Candidate Bios will also be posted here.



Registration for the convention (picking up name tag and bag) as well as USA Swimming delegate credentials will be located in the Grand Hall. Registration will begin Tuesday at 1:00 pm and will be open various hours throughout the week of convention.


2017 Budget

An important role of the House of Delegates is to approve the USA Swimming budget for the following year.  Below is the proposed 2017 budget as approved by the Executive Committee.  The Board of Directors will have the opportunity to make adjustments at its meeting on Tuesday, September 20.  The Board approved version will be available on this webpage on Wednesday, September 21.  Members will have the opportunity to have budget questions answered by your Treasurer, Stu Hixon and senior members of the USA Swimming staff at the Budget Meeting at 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 22.  In the meantime, you may also forward questions by email to  Thank you.


  • Click here for the Guide to Committees
  • Click here for the Committee Application form.
  • Click here for 2016 convention handouts (handouts will be updated closer to convention time).
  • Click here for Proposed Amendments to the Rules and Regulations

Foundation Celebration Luncheon

The USA Swimming Foundation invites all USAS Convention attendees and local swim fans to attend our annual Foundation celebration luncheon on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm at the exclusive Commerce Club, located just a block from the United States Aquatic Sports convention hotel.



The convention hotel will have internet available in meeting rooms and guest rooms. Guest rooms will have basic internet access - good for checking e-mail and light surfing, but not for heavy usage. Meeting rooms will have more bandwidth, but if all delegates are using it once, it will tax the system. You are encouraged to download documents from the convention handouts page (on the left)  and from the documents section below prior to arriving at convention and saving them to your desktop or other device for reference offline. Thanks!



Before you leave, please take a moment to complete our convention survey. It will help us plan for future conventions and your opinions matter to us. Thanks

2016 Convention Documents

Convention Schedule   
LSC Development Committee Meeting Agenda - 2016   
Convention Workshop Guide   
Convention Schedule - Track View   
Diversity & Inclusion Track Schedule   
Hotel Floorplan   
Nomination and Election Information   
Board of Directors Nominations Received   
Zone Directors Nominations Received   
Bio - Robert Broyles   
Bio - Tristan Forman   
Bio - Jeff Gudman   
Bio - Clark Hammond   
Bio - Stu Hixon   
Bio - Amy Hoppenrath   
Bio - Lehla Irwin   
Bio - Mike Lewellyn   
Bio - Dan McAllen   
Bio - Jim Sheehan   
Bio - Robert Vincent   
FAQ - Convention Delegate   
FAQ - Athlete Delegate   
Seminar - Team Management and Logistics   
Flyer - Foundation Celebration Luncheon   
Flyer - LBGTQ Alliance Breakfast   
Flyer - Diversity and Inclusion 101   
Flyer - Convention First Timers   
Flyer - Russell Mark - What's New In Swimming Technique   
Flyer - Make a Splash 101   
Flyer - Governance Committee Open Forum   
Flyer - Mighty LSC Reunions   
Flyer - Events Ticketing and OME Training   
Flyer - Raise More Swim-a-Thon Money   
Flyer - Robert's Rules   
Flyer - Sports Medicine/Science Workshop   
Flyer - Maximize Your Athlete Leaders   
Flyer - Open Water Swimming   
Flyer - College Recruiting   
Flyer - Herding Cats   
Flyer - Facilities Development   
Flyer - Disability Workshop   
Diversity & Inclusion Chairs 101   
Diversity & Inclusion Chairs Workshop   
Diversity & Inclusion Training: LSC Camps   
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