September 16, 2011
09/16/2011: The Athlete Protection Training link is now active on the USA Swimming site. Passed by the House of Delegates at the 2010 USAS Convention - 502.6.1 All non-athlete members of USA Swimming must have satisfactorily completed criminal background checks and athlete protection education as required by USA Swimming.
In order to renew for 2012, all non-athlete members will be required to complete an online athlete protection training course through Praesidium, Inc.
You must be a (or have been in the past) member of USA Swimming and entered in the SWIMS database before you can take the online course. Those members who are registering for the first time with USA Swimming will need to submit registration form first to be entered into SWIMS prior to accessing the training course.
It will take about an hour to complete and is free of charge.
In addition to the link here, the link can be found on the PNS Coach page, the PNS Officials page and on the PNS Volunteer page (drop down of LSC Info). Link to pdf of the Athlete Protection Training