Governance & LSCs

Governing our Sport

As the National Governing Body for the sport, USA Swimming is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming in the United States. In this capacity, USA Swimming formulates the rules, implements the policies and procedures, conducts the national championships, disseminates safety and sports medicine information and selects athletes to represent the United States in international competition.


USA Swimming is lead by a National Board of Directors who work together with the headquarters staff, located in Colorado Springs, Colo.

For more governance information, including committee rosters, meeting minutes, policies and bylaws, click below.

What is an LSC?

LSC's, or Local Swimming Committees, are the 59 local governing bodies, responsible for organizing, supporting and governing USA Swimming's 2,800-plus swim clubs in their individual regions. USA Swimming offers many opportunities for LSC leadership improvement, education and support. In this area, you'll find information on:


  • LSC Management
  • Insurance & Risk Management 
  • LSC Clinics 
  • Statistics Portals
  • Committees
  • Programs & Services

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