STARTING A CLUB
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you are ready to start a new club plan several weeks to get you paperwork organized. All applications and all paperwork go through the LSC Registration Chair who, in turn, submits the application to USA Swimming.
Please note that laws and procedures change frequently and can be interpreted differently. It is highly recommended that organizers of new clubs seek advice and counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer and/or accountant licensed to practice in that state.
This section includes all the information and forms necessary to apply for club membership in USA Swimming.
ARE YOU READY TO START A NEW CLUB?
There are many questions to ask as you move toward establishing a new swim team organization. Check out "Questions for New Clubs" for a list of thought provoking questions for discussion. Think about and discuss each question with your supporters or founders. If you frequently answer “NO” or “NOT SURE,” you may need to do further research or self-evaluation. Positive answers to these questions may be a good indicator of the potential success of your team.
Once you successfully complete the Questions for New Clubs you are ready to move to the Prospective New Club Information below.