2020 - 2021 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Athletes who swim for a club/team MUST register through that club/team.
ONLY unattached athletes should use the forms below.
ALL 2020 registrations expired December 31, 2020.
2021 Non-Athlete Registration begins 9/1/2020: $74 each.
2021 Snake River Swimming Premium ATHLETE Registrations, $74 each;
2021 Flex Athlete Registrations, $20; 2021 Outreach Athlete Registrations, $7*. (* Qualifying documentation required for this membership.)
There is NO grace period for expired coaching credentials, including APT.
All Non-Athletes and Unattached Athletes MUST Register Online.
Online payment via Venmo, Cash App, or PayPal.Me is preferred;
if paying by check, please send to the above address.
In response to Covid-19, USA Swimming will begin offering 2021 Athlete memberships (only) on June 1, 2020. These registrations will be valid until December 31, 2021.
2021 Registration Fees - 2021 Premium Athlete Registrations, $74; 2021 Flex Athletes, $20; 2021 Outreach Athletes, $7.
2021 Non-Athlete (Coach, Official, Other) Registrations - $74. If a member is currently registered as an athlete and wants to register as a non-athlete (coach, official, other), or vice-versa, there is NO fee for the second membership. Registrations sent without payment or with the wrong amount will be returned without being processed.
Athlete Protection Training Update/MAAPP requirements: USA Swimming’s top priority is keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to Safe Sport policy and education requirements.
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019. (www.usaswimming.org/maapp)
Training members in abuse prevention and mandatory reporting is just as important as creating policies. USA Swimming is required to provide regular and consistent training for all adults who interact with and have direct contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. As of June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training (APT). Once an athlete turns 18, he/she has 30 days to complete APT.
ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING (APT): It seems there has been some confusion on what course is required for a new member versus a renewing member whose APT is getting read to expire or has expired. Click HERE for some APT Helpful Hints.
APT is valid for one calendar year from the date the courses are completed. Everyone required to take APT must be aware of the expiration date of their APT in order to keep their registration valid.
All non-athletes and adult athletes are required to complete Athlete Protection Training, a free training course which must be completed to maintain current membership in USA Swimming. At the end of the course, individuals must page down to find the SUBMIT button; if this button is not clicked, the courses are not complete and the individual’s APT requirement is not satisfied. The link for APT: www.usaswimming.org/apt
Failure to complete this requirement causes an adult athlete’s registration to become invalid, prohibiting that individual from practicing with or competing in age-group swimming competitions. The APT requirement is checked as part of pre-meet verification; an athlete showing up in the error report as not completing APT may not compete until the requirement is met.
No matter your role in the organization, your work and connection with athletes is incredibly important, and we are all responsible for ensuring their experience is safe, positive and free of abuse.
Coaching Advantage Tutorial Requirement for Coaches – As of September 1, 2019, all coach members will be required to complete an annual USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial (CAT) course. The 20-minute video course (presented in four modules) is available on the LEARN platform, covering WADA code, checking medications, the testing process and a coach’s role in the clean sport movement. The latter is an incredibly significant element of the training that is crucial at all age levels. Please direct questions about the USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial to [email protected].
Renewal date for this course is one year from date of completion.
Concussion Requirement for Coaches and Officials – USA Swimming now requires all coaches and officials complete Concussion Protocol Training before their registration is considered complete. Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. A copy of the certificate must be forwarded to the Snake River Registrar.
On-Line Registration Required for Non-Athletes and Unattached Athletes: - Non-Athletes and Unattached Athletes must register using the on-line application form (link is below in the applicable Section) and payment via Venmo, Cash.me, or PayPal.Me. The individual will pay the appropriate fee and is also responsible for the transaction service fee. If a debit card is used, there may be no transaction fee. See payment method website for more details. Snake River is not responsible for any fees incurred in this transaction.
Payment must be received before an application will be processed: $74 for 2021. Snake River accepts 3 different options for electronic payment:
- Venmo via the Venmo app, send to @snakeriverregmem
- Cash App via the Cash App, send to $snakeriverregmem
- PayPal.Me on the web at paypal.me/snakeriverregmem or via the PayPal app, send to [email protected] Be sure to pick “Send Money to a Friend;” if fees are charged to Snake River, the individual will be contacted and the registration will not be processed until the entire fee is received.
The completed on-line form will be forwarded to the Snake River Registrar, who will enter the registration into SWIMS only after the Registrar is notified of payment by the service indicated on the form.
Payment may be made with a check made payable to Snake River Swimming; select the check option, listed after the 3 electronic payment options, and mail to the above address.
Flex Athlete Membership: Flex members are allowed to participate in only two sanctioned competitions each year. Flex members are ineligible to compete in a championship meet.
IF a Flex member signs up for a third sanctioned competition, he/she must immediately upgrade to a Premium year-round membership by paying the difference: $74 - $20 = $54 upgrade fee. Not all Snake River teams offer Flex membership; if a Flex member transfers to a team not offering Flex, he/she must upgrade their membership fee (in addition to the transfer fee) before the transfer will be completed.
Junior Coaches: 16 & 17 year olds who wish to coach may now register as a Junior Coach. These coaches must complete all coaching requirements: CPR, Lifeguard Training or an In-Water skills Session the online Safety Training for Swim Coaches test, Foundations of Coaching 101, and Athlete Protection Training, Coaching Advantage Tutorial, and Concussion Protocol Training, with the exception of the background check. Once a junior coach turns 18, he/she must apply for a BGC within 30 days of turning 18.
Non-Athlete Membership Cards – If a non-athlete wants a membership card (showing the registration year on a full color background), he/she must print it themselves. Officials may print an Official Certification card; if an official wants a membership card, he/she must register as both an Official and “Other” in order to access the membership card. Instructions are available below.
Athletes - Must register through their club. Only unattached athletes should use the links provided below.
Other Non-Athletes (Non-Coaches, Non-Officials, i.e Meet Directors, Chaperones, etc)
***If any club or coach information changes,
please notify your LSC Registration Chairman immediately