REQUIRED! This is a two step process.  First you must create an account, then you will register with USA Swimming.  


*** Process best done on laptop, not a phone!! **

Step 1: Creating Your NEW USA Swimming Account

Starting Thursday, September 22, the USA Swimming app will be the only mobile application available from USA Swimming. Deck Pass and Deck Pass Plus will no longer be supported. 

(NOTE: Current members only have to set up an Account right now, you do not have to register, as memberships are valid until 12/31/22.  Only the account creation step is required now.)

The USA Swimming app is available to download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Click here to download from the Apple App Store 
Click here to download from the Google Play Store

The USA Swimming app and USA Swimming website will not support Deck Pass login credentials. To access USA Swimming member experiences on the website and app all users will be required to create or sign in to their new USA Swimming account. If you have not created a new USA Swimming account, please follow the instructions below to create your account. 

USA Swimming Account Creation

Users can create a new USA Swimming account by clicking "Login/Register" at the top of the USA Swimming website, or clicking the red "Login/Register" button on the USA Swimming app home screen. 

Start the account creation process by clicking the "Create a login" button. Based on your current USA Swimming membership status, please follow the appropriate steps below to create your new USA Swimming account:

Account Creation for Existing USA Swimming Members (e.g.: athletes, officials, non-athlete members)

Even existing members need to create a new account to access their new member dashboard. During account creation, existing USA Swimming members must link to their NEW USA Swimming ID.

You will enter and link to your new USA Swimming ID when you create your new account. Once you have entered and linked your new USA Swimming ID, all historical registration data will be automatically transferred and synced to your new account. This includes items such as times, certifications, Athlete Protection Training (APT) status, Background Check status and account permissions.

Members can request and receive their new USA Swimming ID by following these steps:

  1. Select “Existing Member” when creating your new account.
  2. Request your new USA Swimming ID be emailed to you.
  • This action will send your new USA Swimming ID to the email on file in USA Swimming’s old member database.
  • The email currently on file, that will receive the new ID, may be different than the email entered/used during your new account creation – please check all your email addresses, junk folders, etc.
  • The email on file, that will receive the new ID, may be missing, incorrect or outdated. If you do not receive the email with your new ID, it is likely that your email address is incorrect in the old database. 

NOTE:  If you do not receive an email with your new USA Swimming ID, you can find it in your NAAC Account information section:

  • Log into "My Account" on the Team Unify Website

  • Click on the Member Name in Members

  • Click on the USAS Membership Tab


  • Copy your New Membership ID to continue the Account Set Up proccess.


Existing members should not proceed with account creation until they have entered their new USA Swimming ID. Proceeding without linking to your new ID will create an account without any record of membership requirements, certifications, times, etc. and you will not have access to your USA Swimming membership dashboard. 

Click here for a video tutorial of the account creation process for existing USA Swimming members.

Account Creation for Users Without an Existing USA Swimming ID (e.g. parents)

Parents or other users who do not currently have a USA Swimming ID number can create a new account. To do so, please follow the steps shown in this video tutorial.

Note: Parents can now create a parent account and link to their children’s membership accounts. The Parent account will not have a USA Swimming membership ID linked to the account but can still link to athlete memberships using the “My Family” feature on their dashboard.



Step 2: Directions on Registering with USAS for 2023  

* This works best from a computer, not a phone.

All Swimmers must complete this BEFORE 12/31/22.  

After Following Directions to set up SWIMS 3.0 Account, use the following link: 



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 Log into your new account if you are not already logged in. 

To register your youth SWIMMER (under 18), select “The membership is for someone other than the logged-in user”

It will ask if the person has ever been a USAS Member, select Yes and then click “Renew”

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Search for your swimmer and then click on his/her name

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Enter your swimmer’s contact information and identifying information

*You do not need to upload a birth certificate. Some LSCs require it, Maryland Swimming does not.

Select “Premium Athlete: Expiration 12/21/23”

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If you do not need another membership, simply check out and pay the $68 fee. 

If you DO need another membership for an additional swimmer or adult non-athlete membership (Board Member, Coach, Official, Chaperone, Meet Director, Operational Risk Director, etc.), , choose “Add Another Member”. 

Officials – Select “Official”

Board Members -  Select “Administrator” 

Meet Directors, Chaperones, Operational Risk Director/Head Safety Marshalls – Select “Other”


If registering for multiple accounts, check to make sure both are in your cart and click “Checkout” A screenshot of a computer

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Additional Resources 

Click here  for resources specific to Online Member Registration and USA Swimming account management 
Click here  for resources specific to the new SWIMS database
Click here for documentation and user manuals for account creation and management 
Click here for an article detailing all of the changes coming this Fall to USA Swimming 

Please reach out to the NAAC team contact, Kelli Jones at 
[email protected] or USA Swimming at [email protected] or call 719-866-4578 for questions related to creating your new USA Swimming Account.