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USA Swimming FAQ's

        USA Swimming

  • What is USA Swimming?
    • 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.

      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. 
  • What is US swimming at WCAC?
    • WCAC part of the Mid Atlantic Region of USA Swimming.  Our team and its members are eligible to compete at swim meets held within our region.
    • US Swimming provides a higher level of competition to a more dedicated group of swimmers.  The WCAC program is a year round program.  
    • USA Sanctioned swim meets include a wider range of events for swimmers.  Longer distances as well as long course meets are also offered.  
    • WCAC US Swimmers train alongside the SAL team swimmers during the winter season to create more challenging practices with swimmers of like skill that can push each other.  
    • Following the winter season, the US Team converts to a monthly fee based program that provides training 5 days per week from February through July.  During this period swimmers continue training for winter championship meets (Junior Olympics, Silver and Bronze Champs)  as well as spring and summer competitions.  
    • Throughout the year, WCAC sends coaches with swimmers to US Sanctioned meets.  Coaches are also sent to all championship events.  

If interested in US Swimming, swimmers must register through WCAC as a US Team member.  Use the "Contact Us" button on the left side menu to let us know your interest and we will get you registered!