USA Swimming's Parent Education Page

USA Swimming ID Number

A swimmers USA ID number is a unique 14 part number assigned to each swimmer once registered. The first 6 digits are the swimmers birth date: mm/dd/yy; the next three digits are the first three letters of athletes legal first name; the next digit is the middle initial (Or * if they do not have one), followed by the first four letters of the swimmers last name. (We also use * if their name is shorter than the required amount) 

Example: Suzanne Eileen Nelson, born Aug 27, 2006 = 082706SUZENELS

Example: John Chu, born Sept 15, 2014 = 091514JOH*CHU*

Volunteering at Meets

Throughout the season COOGS will be attending and hosting meets/events and we will need your help. Starting in the 2021-22 season we are doing away with the volunteer escrow fee and introducing the following:
  1. When we have an event that requires parent volunteers we will assign families volunteer positions prior to the event. Families will not be assigned at events they are not attending.
    • Parents are strongly encouraged to use the comments section when signing up for their swimmer's entries to indicate when they are or are not available to volunteer.
  2. COOGS will ensure that parents will be finished with their assigned volunteer position prior to their swimmer's last event.
  3. Once volunteer assignments are complete and posted, parents will have 24 hours to make arrangements through Coach Clay for any last minute changes.
  4. After this 24 hours parents will be responsible for filling the volunteer position. If for any reason the assigned position is not fulfilled the family account will be charged a $25/occurrence fine.


To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the

online reporting form or find more information at