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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.

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:

2021 Non-Athlete Membership Application (PDF) (6/1/2020)

2020 Non-Athlete Transfer Form (PDF - DOC)

Mandatory Requirements & Training for All Non-Athlete Members

USA Swimming Member Portal

As a member of USA Swimming, you MUST ALWAYS enter learn through the member portal. This ensures that you will receive credit for things like the Athlete Protection Training and USADA's Coach's Advantage Tutorial, as well as receive free or discounted courses. Follow these steps to access the system:

  1. Enter your last name, first name, and DOB in the boxes below and click "SEARCH." This will verify your membership.
  2. Click on "CONTINUE" to access the LEARN site.

Background Checks

Athlete Protection Training (APT)

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is providing the APT education on LEARN. 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. You must take the course(s) within the "Athlete Protection Training" Certification. Once you have completed these courses, your membership record will update with a new APT expiration date within 24 hours. Your APT will expire 12 months from the date you completed the certificate.

APT Finish Instructions

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.

Training Resources:

Concussion Training (CDC)

Concussion Training (NFHS)

USADA Coach's Advantage Tutorial (CAT) Requirement

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) provides education for coaches available on LEARN. All USA Swimming member coaches must complete the "USADA Coach's Advantage Tutorial" on LEARN annually. Once you have completed the course and quiz, your membership record will update with a new expiration date within 24 hours. Your certificate will expire 12 months from the date you completed the certificate.

Further Requirements for Coach Members

Current USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements (upd. 9/13/19)

2020 Coach Membership Requirement Checklist (upd. 9/13/19)

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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)

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

Forward & Backstroke Racing Start Protocols & Checklists (PDF, upd. 2/2018)

Travel Reimbursement Requests (Fall/Winter 2019-20 & Spring/Summer 2020)

National Travel Reimbursement Requests

Athlete National Travel Request Form

Coach National Travel Request Form

Note: Sectional Travel Reimbursement is included in the National Travel forms.

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