Emergency House of Delegates Meeting
There will be an Emgerency HOD meeting July 21st at the 13 & Over (Senior) Long Course State meet to adopt and vote for the new membership types to allow us to begin using them when they go into place on Sept 1, 2018.
Flex Membership [effective September 1, 2018] — At the option of the LSC, flex memberships may be offered for the same period of time as an Annual Membership. Those with Flex memberships are eligible to compete in only two sanctioned competitions per registration year. Flex members are permitted to transition to the Annual membership category within the same calendar year, paying the difference between the cost of the Flex membership and the Annual membership. Flex membership is not valid for competition at or above the LSC Championship level.
Flex members who transition to the Annual athlete membership category within the same calendar year, will be able to credit the Flex athlete membership cost to the Annual athlete membership cost.
Junior Coach Member
Non-athlete membership consists of two classes: individual and life. Individual Non-athlete members are designated as Coaches,Junior Coaches, Officials or Other
502.6 PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP
.1 A Coach member of USA Swimming must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Junior Coach members must be age sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) [effective September 1, 2018].
.2 All non-athlete members of USA Swimming must have satisfactorily completed criminal background checks and athlete protection education as required by USA Swimming. The criminal background check requirement is waived for Junior Coach members [effective September 1, 2018].
.5 Anyone who coaches swimmers 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.