Membership Requirement Extension to 1/1/22

Eric Stimson
USA Swimming LSCs and Clubs

To: Club Contacts, Coaches, LSC General Chairs, LSC Admin Vice Chairs, LSC Staff, LSC Membership Chairs, LSC Registration Chairs, LSC Safe Sport Chairs

On July 15, 2021, you received a communication announcing all employees and individuals serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming Zones, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming. Since then, we have received numerous inquiries about how this requirement applies to institutionally-owned clubs. USA Swimming has been working with the U.S. Center for SafeSport in an attempt  to be able to provide guidance to institutionally-owned clubs. To date, we continue this effort but do not have full guidance to provide. 

As a result, USA Swimming is extending the implementation date of this requirement to January 1, 2022 . We anticipate being able to provide full guidance to clubs, LSCs and members in advance of this new deadline. Please look forward to receiving further communications from USA Swimming on this matter. 

Please note, all individuals who have direct and frequent contact with, or who have authority over, athletes are required to be non-athlete members of USA Swimming. For any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]