18 & Under World 100s
Gulf Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

USA Swimming and SSAN

What is USA Swimming?

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. They are a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through teams, events and education. Click HERE for more information on USA Swimming.


What is a LSC?

The Local Swimming Committee (LSC) is the local level of USA Swimming. Each LSC is a separate entity, with each being an individual member of USA Swimming, although all act on behalf of USA Swimming on the local level. LSCs are the local administrative organization responsible for the registration, support, and governance of the USA Swimming member swim clubs in their designated region. Over 2800 swim clubs across the US are registered with USA Swimming through their respective LSCs.


What is SSAN’s LSC?

Gulf Swimming.


How long has SSAN been a USAS Registered team?

Since October of 2009.


How long is the swim season?

USA Swimming is comprised of two different seasons. Short Course season is from September-March and Long Course season is from April-August


What is the difference between Long Course and Short Course Season?

Long Course season is where all meets swim in a 50m sized pool. Short Course season is where all meets swim in a 25y pool.


What are Motivation Time Standards?

Every 4 years, USA Swimming establishes time standards for swimmers of every age group that range from B to AAAA giving swimmers a criterion for goal-setting and to track improvement.  The premise is to help motivate swimmers to improve from a B to BB to A and all the way up to AAAA standards. Motivational Time Standards and other swim meet standards can be found HERE on our Time Standards Page.


What is the difference between SSAN, Summer Tune-Up, my neighborhood summer league team, and masters swim?

  • Swim Streamline at Northampton is a USA Swimming sanctioned team that competes during the year (Sept-March, April-Aug) and focuses on a high level of technique and training to prepare the maturing swimmer for High School and College swimming. 
  • Summer League Tune-Up is a program (February-April) designed for swimmers who have been out of the water since the previous summer and gives a head start on summer league participation. This group will join SSAN as seasonal athletes and get to experience SSAN during this 8-12 week period. Stay tuned for updates.
  • An NWAL Summer League program runs separately from a USA Swimming team. Sanctioned by the Northwest Aquatic League and designed for fun and enjoyment within the community.
  • Masters Swim Team is an adult fitness group with weekly workouts, high-quality instruction, and has a certified coaching staff. Members are 18+ years of age.

How do I communicate any needs with the coaches?

Email is the best form of communication for all coaches. A coach’s email can be found on their corresponding bio page. Click HERE for the Coach’s Bio page.