Free BoardSource Membership


As a part of USA Swimming’s ongoing efforts to provide leadership and skill-building resources that support and strengthen swim clubs and each of you as leaders, we are pleased to offer you a complimentary annual membership with BoardSource. This yearly membership normally would cost you $99/year. This membership is recommended for both the Head Coach and all Board of Director members. If you are a member of your Local Swim Committee Board of Directors you also should strongly consider activating your free membership.

If you’re not already familiar with BoardSource, it is widely recognized as the leading organization promoting exceptional nonprofit governance and board service. BoardSource membership is a year-round educational resource that helps to connect, engage, inform, guide, counsel, and support a community of thousands of nonprofit leaders from across the country.

As a leader within USA Swimming, you are now an important part of BoardSource’s membership community, which will make it easy for you to access the latest news, resources, and best-practices in nonprofit board leadership, as well as practical experience and suggestions from other members of BoardSource’s membership community. 

BoardSource membership opportunities that might be of particular interest include:

  • access to BoardSource’s governance experts via its “Ask an Expert” e-mail Q & A service and semi-monthly “Ask the Governance Expert” webinars
  • reference materials on board leadership best practices, issues, and resources, including several new resources on our intranet
  • free monthly webinars on important issues facing board leaders and chief executives 
  • monthly editions of The Report, an e-newsletter just for BoardSource members
  • member pricing on BoardSource’s in-person trainings, assessment tools, and books 
  • personalized support from a member relations liaison who can help you find and select relevant resources and tools 
  • other special benefits of membership
How to activate your membership?

It’s simple! Just email USA Swimming Club Development by clicking here.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about BoardSource’s membership program, please feel free to contact Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd, USA Swimming’s BoardSource member relations liaison, at 877-626-2737.


BoardSource Resources:


The Community Resources section is focused more on Board Basics and includes many articles that BoardSource terms appropriate for 101 Level Board material. There are a total of 40 articles available for free download in this section. To view the Community Resources section click here.


The Member Resources section is geared more to Level 201 and 301 Board material. This section has a whopping 178 free articles available! To view the Member Resources section click here.

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