USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming. Membership is comprised of 400,000 individuals from all across the country, from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. 

NPAC is a member of the Middle Atlantic local swimming community within USA Swimming. A swimmer must be registered for USA Swimming to be eligible to compete in any Mid-Atlantic swim meets. Registration is good for one year. All NPAC US swimmers will be registered as a team during Fall registration; by the end of September

Click here for the USA Swimming Registration form

USA Swimming Website

Middle Atlantic Swimming Website


US Practices:

The NPAC US team trains and competes throughout the year. Though NPAC US swimming includes the development of young swimmers, please carefully consider whether your child is prepared for the rigor of this program. US practices are conducted at a faster tempo than SAL practices. US swimmers quickly execute their warm-up in preparation for a main set that includes more yards and faster intervals than a SAL workout. As the NPAC US swimmers enter middle school their training also includes a 30 minute gym workout (dryland) prior to entering the water. Morning (before school) practices are available for Middle School and High School US swimmers. All US Swimmers also swim NPAC - SAL. Contact Jeff Faikish ( if you are interested in having your child swim NPAC - US.

US Meets are optional meets that most often run on the weekends and may require a hotel stay. US swimmers can choose which meets they would like to attend and which events they would like to compete in. 

  • List of available US meets: Middle Atlantic Web Site (click on Meets - Schedule in the upper left hand corner)
  • NPAC has a select number of US meets they will attend as a team and send coaches. Those meets can be found on the NPAC US calendar and they will be listed in the Events section of this website. 
  • US Championship meets: Athletes that meet certain time requirements throughout the US season qualify for end of season championship meets, such as Bronze Championships, Silver Championships, Junior Olympics, and Senior Championships 
  • Keep track of your swimmer's times using the free Deck Pass App
  • We do not attend US meets the days of SAL meets.

Entering US Meets

  • The swimmer's best verifiable USA Swimming time will be used.
  • Summer swim club meets, time trials, and SAL times are not eligible according to USA Swimming.
  • If a swimmer does not have a USA Swimming time for an event, he/she must be entered as a NT (no time). 
  • There is a cost for each event. In addition, some meets require a swimmer surcharge. Read all meet information in the Middle Atlantic schedule so that you know the details of each meet.
  • Payment: Credit Card on file will be charged once meet entries are confirmed by the host team.