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Membership Renewal

Requirements

Membership renewal is required annually. You must do that through your Local Swimming Committee (LSC). There are forms and fee information on the LSC websites.

 

All requirements and expiration dates can be found on your USA Swimming Account.

 

 


 

 

Officiating Certifications
  • The expiration dates on these vary from LSC to LSC and are not necessarily the same as your membership expiration dates. These are also shown on your USA Swimming Account.
  • Please check with your LSC Official's Chair or LSC website officials page to determine the requirements for renewal in your LSC.

 

 

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Rulebook


Access the USA Swimming Rulebook.

 

As part of your 2024 membership, you may request ONE 2024 USA Swimming Rulebook through this link: Request Form. The deadline for requesting a FREE copy is Friday, December 1, 2023. After this date they may be purchased through SwimOutlet.

Concussion Protocol Training

ACCEPTED TRAINING

 

Though several states have previously passed concussion education requirements, USA Swimming will now require all coaches and officials complete Concussion Protocol Training by January 1, 2020. Your certificate of completion should be sent to your LSC to update SWIMS. 

 

Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. **Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.  These courses are provided free of charge.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • To be in good standing, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once.
  • Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.
  • If a coach lives/coaches in a state with a concussion education requirement, he/she must only complete this requirement and will not need to complete an additional course.
 
 
LIABILITY

This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.

 

Upcoming Events

Central Zone Open Water Championships
June 13-14, 2024

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June 22-23, 2024

Marmora, NJ

Central Zone Open Water Championships
June 13-14, 2024

Pleasant Prairie, WI

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
June 15-23, 2024

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Stadium

Eastern Zone Open Water Championships
June 22-23, 2024

Marmora, NJ

Speedo Sectionals-Austin, TX
July 11-14, 2024

Austin, TX

Speedo Sectionals- Westmont, IL
July 11-14, 2024

Westmont, IL
FMC Natatorium

FAQs & Officials Contact Directory

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If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to a member of the Officials & Membership Affairs staff for assistance.
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