USA Swimming is aware of local, state and federal regulations
restricting access to attend required safety trainings for
non-athlete members, including Safety Training for Swim Coaches and
USA Swimming previously granted an automatic extension of these
requirements through March 31, 2021, and then a non-automatic
extension of these requirements through July 1, 2021. At this time,
USA Swimming is further extending the exception through
Although in-person training is limited, athlete safety is paramount
and thus is imperative for members to refresh their
This extended exception is premised on the following:
The exception is available to current non-athlete members only and
will not apply to new non-athlete members.
The exception is available only to certifications that expired
1, 2020. Any certifications that expired prior to March 1, 2020
will not be granted this exception.
If your certifying agency permits you to complete full
certifications, you are strongly encouraged to do so.
For certifying agencies granting certification extensions:
The member must submit any correspondence from the certifying
agency including specific information about the extension and new
expiration dates (e.g., provisional/temporary certificates, email
notifications, etc.) to the LSC registrar.
The LSC registrar will update the member's SWIMS record after
receiving the required documentation.
For certifying agencies not granting extensions:
In order to extend CPR/AED certifications, the non-athlete member
must complete the online training portion of the certification
course(s) and submit completion certifications to the LSC
registrar. The LSC registrar will be responsible for updating the
member's SWIMS record.
In order to extend Safety Training for Swim Coaches, including
lifeguard and in-water safety training certifications, the
non-athlete member must complete the online training portion of the
certification course(s) and submit completion certifications to the
LSC registrar. The LSC registrar will be responsible for updating
the member's SWIMS record.
It is important to note courses which can be completed online, such
as membership requirements and other certifications, must be
updated on or before its current expiration date. These courses
include Athlete Protection Training, background checks, Coaches
Advantage Training and online Safety Training for Swim
Those who received the previous extensions to July 1, 2021 will
automatically be extended to September 1, 2021 without any further