Many of you have had questions about insurance and providing online
instruction to your athletes. Below you will find a link to a
document that answers some basic questions about insurance
coverage. Additionally, we would like to offer practical advice for
those of you trying to maintain your connection with your
First and foremost, all Safe Sport policies, including MAAPP, apply
and remain paramount.
Second, with regards to providing remote workouts to your athletes,
please understand that our insurance is designed to provide
coverage when a USA Swimming coach is instructing line-of-sight
supervised activities with athletes. If you are providing online
instruction to your athletes in order to continue to collect dues
and keep your team viable, this is a different business model. Our
insurance does not cover this model. In this case, you move into
the realm of a “Peloton” or other online resources.
With that in mind, we urge you to work with your local legal
resources to develop the appropriate disclaimers and additional
operational requirements (every state has different
Finally, we pledge to continue to explore ways to assist, identify
local and national resources, as well as work with our partners to
help facilitate some of these changes in operation.
For information on USA Swimming covered activities visit:
For questions or more information, reach out to Joel Shinofield