Athlete Partnership Agreement
Schedules, Information and Opportunities
National Team athletes participating in the opt-in Athlete Partnership Agreement can find appearence listings, necessary forms and other information on this dedicated page, also accessible via www.usaswimming.org/apa
Grand Prix Funding
The USA Swimming Grand Prix Series has six stops across the country from November 2014 to June 2015. All National Team athletes are strongly encouraged to attend Grand Prix events and are eligible for travel reimbursement for this series. For more information on this opportunity, contact Stacy Michael-Miller at
ATHLETE CAREER & EDUCATION (ACE) PROGRAM
Adecco, in partnership with the USOC has created the Athlete Career Program. Adecco is the USOC’s Official Career Management Services Supplier. The Athlete Career Program provides a variety of services to elite athletes who are still training and competing, as well as U.S. Olympians and Paralympians who have retired from sport.
DeVry University has been an official education provider of the United States Olympic Committee. With the help from their Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University provides higher education opportunities for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Open Water Safety
It is common for USA Swimming member athletes to participate in open water competitions around the world on their own and not as a part of a USA Swimming team. This is their right under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. USA Swimming has no control over where an open water swimmer chooses to compete on his/her own or, unless sanctioned by USA Swimming, the conditions of the competition.
Both USA Swimming and FINA have commissioned open water swimming task forces, which may propose new open water safety rules and guidelines applicable to open water competitions.
In the meantime, to assist our open water swimmers in making decisions on where to compete, USA Swimming has prepared an open water safety checklist and a list of questions to ask that open water swimmers may want to have answered by a race organizer before deciding to participate in that event.