Minnesota Swimming—Coach/Non-Athlete Resources & Documents

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Please note that USA Swimming memberships are only valid for ONE calendar year.  Non-athletes, Year round athletes, and club memberships all expire at the end of each calendar year.  Seasonal memberships are valid for about 4 months, typically from early April through late August of each year. Because the calendar year and the fiscal year overlap by 4 months, renewals of any Year-Round memberships may take place as early as September 1 and be valid for the next membership year (which will end on December 31 of the following calendar year). After August 31st of each year, we can no longer accept memberships from the previous registration year. Please use only the latest (most recently dated) forms (found below) and discard any old ones.

Note: As of 2017, Non-Athlete Membership Cards will no longer be printed/mailed

Beginning with the 2017 membership year, membership cards for Non-athletes members are no longer provided by USA Swimming. If you wish to print a card, you may do so through your Deck Pass account on the USA Swimming website. For more information on how to obtain a copy of your membership card, please see the Deck Pass page on the USA Swimming website.

Not sure if your USA membership or certifications are current?

Log in to your Deck Pass and click on your Member Card to see your expiration dates. 

Non-Athlete Member Application & Transfer Forms:

2019 Non-Athlete Membership Application (PDF - DOC)

2019 Non-Athlete Transfer Form (PDF - DOC)

2019 Junior Coach Membership Application (PDF - DOC)

Mandatory Requirements & Training for All Non-Athlete Members

Background Checks
Athlete Protection Training (APT)
New members will be required to have their non-athlete application form and payment processed by their LSC registrar before they can sign in to complete the APT course.

Concussion Awareness Training for Coaches and Officials
State law requires that any nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity for which a fee is charged, must require all participating coaches and officials to receive initial online training at least once every three calendar years consistent with the Concussion in Youth Sports online training program available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site. See more information (including the statute) here.

Further Requirements for Coach Members

Current USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements 7/30/18

2019 Coach Membership Requirement Checklist 3/1/19

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Foundations of Coaching (FOC)

For information about the Foundations of Coaching courses and other Coach Education requirements, check out the Frequently Asked QuestionsAdditional details also are available on the Coaches tab.

  1. All new coaches are required to take Foundations of Coaching 101 PRIOR to becoming a coach member.

  2. Coaches registering for their 2nd year of Coach Membership are required to complete FOC 201 and Rules & Regulations prior to becoming a coach member for that year.

STSC In-Water Skills Sheet (PDF - DOC)

STSC Online [Content-Only Course]

Lifeguarding and/or CPR classes

To find current offerings for Lifeguarding and/or CPR classes, you may look on the Red Cross Website.

USA Swimming Coach Safety Requirement Waiver for Coaches with Physical Disability

Travel Reimbursement Requests (Fall/Winter 2018-19 & Spring/Summer 2019)

National Travel Reimbursement Requests

Athlete National Travel Request Form

Coach National Travel Request Form

Sectional Travel Reimbursement Requests

Athlete Speedo Sectional Travel Reimbursement Request Form

Coach Speedo Sectional Travel Reimbursement Request Form

National Travel Reimbursement Requests for Disability Meets

Athlete National Travel Request Combo Form for Disability Meets

Coach National Travel Request Combo Form for Disability Meets


Links to Coach Associations