New Club Information


Checklist for New Clubs (rev 9/24/13) Please use this checklist and form.

USA Swimming has information about Starting a New Club under Membership Resources on their website.   The direct link to that site is:  Click the “Learn More” link under Prospective Club Information to get to all of the current forms needed in order to apply for club membership.


Instructions for accessing club portal on the USA Swimming website (2017)

At its May 2014 meeting, the USA Swimming Board of Directors approved a change to the new club requirements effective June 15, 2014. A new club is required to have two club leaders complete the new online CLBMS 101 course PRIOR to submitting its club membership application. The process, requirements and additional information are explained in the attached documents. Also attached is a revised New Club Application, effective June 15, 2014, which reflects the change. Be aware that the new club will also need to attend an in person C:LBMS 201 course prior to the 2nd year of membership. This is a revised version of the current course which does not duplicate the material from the online course.

CLBMS 101 Online Course (it’s free!)

CLBMS 201 In-Person

New Club Requirements (2/2017)
Requirement Checklist (revised 5/12/2014)
Online Course Basics (5/12/2014)
Website Club Leadership and Business Management School (5/12/2014)