Instructions for Coaches & Non-Athlete Members

Please note: This course is for Coaches and Non-Athlete members and prospective members of USA Swimming and is a requirement of membership. Non-member parents interested in Safe Sport training should click here for the customized course for parents


To complete the Athlete Protection Training Course, please follow the directions below:

  1. Enter your first name, last name, and birthday. Make sure to use your legal name.  Click the "Locate APT Info" button.
  2. When the system finds you, click the "This is Me" link.
  3. The system will refresh and return information about your membership.  Verify that the information is correct and click the "Athlete Protection Training Course" button.

Printable Instructions 


If you get a "No Results Found" message, one of three things has happened:

  1. You may have made a typo on your name and birthday.  Double check and resubmit.
  2. If everything is correct and you are or have ever been a member of USA Swimming, it is possible that there is a typo in your membership information in the USA Swimming database.  Contact your LSC registrar.
  3. You have never been registered with USA Swimming.  You must join through your LSC.  New members will be required to have your non-athlete application form and payment processed by your LSC registrar before you can sign in to complete the course.  Click this link to contact your LSC: LSC Registrars Contact List
The course is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.  It is NOT compatible with tablets, iPads, or mobile devices.

Please note that it takes up to 24 HOURS for your completed course to register in your membership record.  You will not see this immediately update in Deck Pass and must wait 24 hours.  Thank you for your patience.

Initiate Athlete Protection Training Course

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Date of Birth:
Open the calendar popup.

Trouble Shooting


Once you have located your personal information above, you will be taken from the USA Swimming website to the Praesidium website to complete the course.  If you experience any difficulty on the Praesidium website, please use these directions to help. 

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your login and password and click submit.
  3. Click on the course title.  The course will resume at the beginning of the last section where you left off.
  4. Follow the arrows and/or the on-screen instructions to proceed.

If you encountered technical difficulties with the course and need to log back in:

  1. Clear the cache of temporary internet files and cookies on your computer. In Internet Explorer, you do this by going to Tools/Internet Options/General/Delete and then selecting "Temporary Internet Files" and "Cookies" and clicking "Delete".
  2. When they files are cleared, closed all internet browser windows.
  3. Open your internet browser and go to
  4. Enter your username and password and click Login.
  5. Click on the course title. The course will resume at the beginning of the last section where you left off.
  6. Follow the arrows and/or the on-screen instructions to proceed.



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