January 4, 2021
Please take a minute to double check your membership card (and CLUB ROSTER via CLUB PORTAL if you are Club Admin) to be sure all COACH, OFFICIAL, OTHER (meet director, club BOD members) and ATHLETES have VALID 2021 MEMBERSHIPS.
DECK PASS: If accessing via app, be sure you have Deck Pass Plus installed or access via USA's website.
**USA Swimming Insurance Coverage for the Club Question:
What must a club do to have the benefit of USA Swimming’s insurance coverage?
Answer: A club’s USA Swimming insurance coverage is in effect when all three of the (Revised February 2020) following conditions are met:
1. The club is a member in good standing of USA Swimming.
2. All participants swimming for the club are athlete members of USA Swimming (exception: see Tryouts)
3. All coaches, whether they are full-time or part-time, are coach members of USA Swimming with current certifications, education and background checks as required by USA Swimming.
If all three of these conditions are met, the USA Swimming club has the benefit of USA Swimming’s liability coverage for insured activities.
Note that Club BOD Members must also be valid USA Swimming members as per USA Swimming Bylaws update April 2020. ***Effective immediately, USA Swimming Bylaw 2.6.6: Extends the requirement of non-athlete membership to individuals serving on the board of directors of a member club.
**From USA Swimming's Insurance FAQ - full document can be found on their website www.usaswimming.org > Coaches & Team Leaders > Managing Your Team > Risk Management and Insurance.