The Athlete Protection Training is provided through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The required course is found on the USA Swimming LEARN site and must be renewed annually.  All new and existing adult members of USA Swimming, including adult athletes, must satisfactorily complete Athlete Protection Training as required by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. 

Starting January 1, 2022, the following individuals must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming:

  • Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs;

  • Adults serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming, LSCs and member clubs;

  • Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club;

  • Adults with an ownership interest in a member club;

  • Referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, stroke and turn judges, meet marshals; and

  • Other volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or have authority over athletes (as defined in the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) as a regular part of their duties.


To complete the Athlete Protection Training Certification, please follow this link

  • Scroll to the middle of the page titled, 'Start the Training'

  • Sign in using the box on the right titled, 'Start the Process'