What is USA Swimming? According to www.usaswimming.com:
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education.
Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. Members can get involved through our more than 2,800 clubs across the nation.
USA Swimming is also responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success.
For CYA, USA Swimming provides opportunities to:
* Swim more meets in addition to league meets.
* Swim more events, especially distance events not offered in league meets.
* Swim all strokes more frequently.
* Learn what type of swimmer you are - sprinter or distance.
We encourage all CYA swimmers* to join USA Swimming.
*some prerequisites apply - visit Who Should Join for more information