When you join USA Swimming, you become a member of USA Swimming, a Local Swim Committee (LSC), and your club. Each USA Swimming club can choose which membership categories to offer. Not all clubs offer every membership type. Please check with your team to confirm the membership categories available to you.
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USA Swimming now offers online membership registration and renewals with a unique registration link provided by your local club.
Each membership requires a USA Swimming fee and an LSC fee. The LSC fees help support local programming, training, and competition opportunities for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
Every athlete member of USA Swimming, regardless of the membership type, receives the following benefits:
All USA Swimming coaches must complete:
Athletes and their safety are the top priority at USA Swimming. To promote healthy culture and an abuse free environment, all non-athlete members, including coaches and officials, are required to complete and pass background checks as well as complete annual abuse prevention training. All 18-year-old and older athletes are required to take Athlete Protection Training (APT) annually. Additionally, free age-appropriate abuse prevention training is available for minor athletes.
Our clubs fuel the development of all athletes, and we are proud to work with organizations around the country that support our same mindset. There are opportunities for athletes of all ages and skill levels to thrive in swimming.
USA Swimming is committed to supporting DEI in the sport of swimming. This includes serving and mentoring programs in underserved areas, providing guidance and financial resources to athletes and clubs in economically disadvantaged areas, and free educational opportunities for all members.