Initiating Background Check

You are about to initiate the USA Swimming new Member background check.

If you have an existing USA Swimming background check and need to renew, please return to the previous screen and select the renewal option.

By clicking one of the buttons below, you will be leaving the USA Swimming website and entering Sterling Backcheck's website.

Notice Regarding Monthly Searches

One of the features provided by our background check program is a monthly search of the Sterling database. For the 24-month period that your background check authorization is valid, this update will automatically occur once per month on the anniversary date of your first background check by Sterling. The monthly search keeps our program current and up-to-date.

If you choose to leave USA Swimming during this 24-month period and you want to stop the monthly database searches, you must notify USA Swimming’s Member Services Department ( in writing that you have resigned your membership in USA Swimming. We will discontinue the monthly update within 30 days following receipt of your notice of resignation. It is possible, depending on your scheduled monthly update and your date of resignation, that one monthly update will occur following your notice of resignation.

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