December 14, 2021
SafeSport and USA Swimming has announced new membership requirements effective January 1, 2022.
In order to comply with U.S. Center
for SafeSport requirements, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has
approved expanding Corporate Bylaw 2.6.6, which sets forth those
who must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming.
See the complete letter under the SafeSport tab on the Home Page.
Starting January 1, 2022, the following individuals must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming:
Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs;
Adults serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming, LSCs and member clubs;
Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club;
Adults with an ownership interest in a member club;
Referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, stroke and turn judges; and
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.
Please note that the following are new categories of individuals who are required to register as non-athlete members: adult employees of LSCs and member clubs, individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club, meet marshals and volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or who have authority over athletes as a regular part of their duties.
See attached file or use the link below for complete information of required registered members.
Note: USA Swimming modified this message, notifying us on December 27, 2021, that MEET MARSHALLS are no longer included on the list of persons who are required to be USA Swimming Non-athlete members. Do note the January 1, 2022 deadline for registering all the persons who remain on the list above.