Non-Athlete Membership

You make a difference in the life of a swimmer! We want all non-athlete members - coaches, officials, Local Swimming Committee (LSC) board members, club board members/employees, club administrators, and volunteers - to get the most out of your USA Swimming membership.


Every non-athlete, regardless of the membership type, receives the following benefits:


  • Resources to help clubs grow, engage, retain, and perform.
  • Best in-class insurance coverage. 
  • Free financial advice for coaches and officials from OneAmerica.
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Annual subscription to USA Swimming’s feature publication, Splash Magazine.
  • Exclusive offers from partners and sponsors. 


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. 

Learn more about USA Swimming non-athlete memberships:


  • Eligibility
    • New coach members or coaches with at least a one-year lapse in their previous coach membership.
  • Requirements
  • Limitations
    • Three-year term. After three years, provisional coaches must become coach members to continue coaching.
    • Each provisional coach member must be directly supervised by a coach member who is in good standing (one-to-one supervision)
  • Education

  • Eligibility
    • Enrolled in high school
    • Between the ages of 16-17 years old
    • Want to learn more about coaching and mentoring younger swimmers and teammates
    • Approved to coach when there is another non-athlete coach member in good standing on deck
  • Requirements

  • Eligibility
    • All referees, starters, chief judges, stroke and turn judges

  • Eligibility
    • Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs), and member clubs
    • Adults serving on USA Swimming, USA Swimming FOundation, LSC, and member club's Board of Directors
    • Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club
    • Adults with an ownership interest in a member club
    • Other volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or have authority over athletes (as defined in the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) as a regular part of their duties. This includes dryland coaches.
    • Club administrators

USA Swimming now offers online membership registration and renewals with a unique registration link provided by your local club.

For registration questions, please speak to your team or LSC registrar.

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