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2019 MEMBERSHIP YEAR - I BEGIN PROCESSING SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 NOTING OUR LSC (PN) APPROVED THE FLEX MEMBERSHIP AS NEW ATHLETE MEMBERSHIP TYPE - IT IS YOUR CLUB'S OPTION WHETHER YOU UTILIZE THIS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY BEGINNING THE 2019 MEMBERSHIP YEAR.  USA SWIMMING FLEX MEMBERSHIP FAQ - please contact the PNS Office with further questions.

You are joining USA Swimming through your Local Swim Committee (LSC) Pacific Northwest Swimming (PN)

Athlete Membership

  • 2019 Annual membership $75.00 / (USA Swimming Fee $60/PN Fee $15)

(begin processing Sept. 1, 2018 and valid to Dec. 31, 2019)

(begin processing Sept. 1, 2018 and valid to Dec. 31, 2019)

502.4.3  Athlete members who register with an LSC and USA Swimming are eligible for sanctioned swimming competition.  Flex members are eligible to compete in only two sanctioned competitions per registration year.  Flex members may not compete at or above the LSC Championship level.  An athlete member shall not be registered in more than one LSC simultaneously.

502.4.4  Flex members who transition to the Annual athlete membership category within the same calendar year will be able to credit the Flex membership cost to the Annual athlete membership cost.

  • 2019 Outreach membership $0.00/ (USA Swimming Fee $5 PAID by PN)

PNS Outreach Membership AFFADAVIT must accompany the membership application or electronic file.

  • 2019 Seasonal membership** $37.50/ (USA Swimming Fee $30.00/PN Fee $7.50)

(Season 1:  Sept. 4, 2018 and valid to Jan. 31, 2019 / Season 2:  April 1, 2019 and valid to Aug. 28, 2019)

**Seasonal membership cannot be transferred to another LSC and athlete cannot compete at Zones or above with this membership.

Athletes register through member clubs.

If you have no club affiliation and choose to join as UNATTACHED, please contact the PNS Office for application.

Athletes can use Deck Pass which includes the athlete’s preferred name, registration expiration date (i.e., year round or seasonal), and club affiliation or attach date to new club if transferring from one club to another on their phones or other mobile devices as confirmation of their membership.  For privacy the athlete date of birth will NOT appear.

Non-Athlete Membership -

(begin processing Sept. 1, 2018 and valid to Dec. 31, 2019)

  • Lifetime Membership $1,010.00 / (USA Swimming Fee $1,000/PN Fee $10)

USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, ARTICLE 502 – MEMBERSHIP

502.6  Privileges and Responsibilities of Membership

.2  All non-athlete members of USA Swimming must have satisfactorily completed the criminal background check and athlete protection education as required by USA Swimming.  The criminal background check requirement is waived for Junior Coach members.

.3   All clubs, including seasonal clubs, shall ensure that all athletes and coaches participating  in practices and USA Swimming sanctioned competition are members of USA Swimming.

.4  All referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, and stroke and turn judges must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming.

.5  Anyone who coaches athletes at a USA Swimming practice or competition, must be a Coach member or Junior Coach member of USA Swimming and must have satisfactorily completed safety training, criminal background checks and other coaches’ education as required by USA Swimming.  Junior Coach members are not required to complete a criminal background check but are subject to pre-employment screening.

.6  Junior Coach members must always be under the direct visual supervision of a registered Coach member.

.7  Only members of USA Swimming are eligible to receive credentials at National Championships.

.8  All clubs which register for the first time as a year-round club member shall comply with the New Club Membership Requirements established by USA Swimming.

.9  All clubs are required to comply with USA Swimming Pre-Employment Screening procedures for New Employees for all new employees who are required to be members under 305.4 or 502.6.4.

Non-athlete members can use Deck Pass which includes the non-athlete’s preferred name, club affiliation, requirement valid to dates (i.e., BG check, APT, coach certifications) on their phones or other mobile devices as confirmation of their membership and PRINT MEMBERSHIP CARD as well.

Option to print your membership card via Deck Pass.

Coaches tab on PNS website lists additional information for coach members.

Coach members Deck Pass allows them to view membership status, valid to requirement dates as well as Club Roster.

Clubs have the ability to print their own team rosters through their USA Swimming Club Portal.  The roster will contain the athlete name, age, ID#, gender, and “valid to” membership expiration date.  Clubs are able to access Current Year (as well as Current & Last) athlete and non-athlete members.  Please contact the PNS Office if you need your club Admin Password and note you must be logged IN to USA Swimming with your Deck Pass account to access your club portal to edit/review as Admin.