Concussion Protocol Training
This requirement is new for all coaches and officials in 2020. Though several states have previously passed concussion education requirements, USA Swimming will now require all coaches and officials complete Concussion Protocol Training by January 1, 2020.
  • Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. (For example, if a coach lives/coaches in a state with a concussion education requirement, he/she must only complete this requirement and will not need to complete an additional course). Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.
  • For USA Swimming membership, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once. Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.
  • This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.
  • Please direct questions about Concussion Protocol Training to George Ward at [email protected]

How To Become An Official - Instructions

2022 Non-Athlete Registration form

If you are registering as an Administrative Official please mark official.  If you are registering as other please write in what you are registering as.

USA Swimming Change of Info Transfer Form

Background Check FAQs

Athlete Protection Video link 

As you know, some members have more than one registration type and/or more than one ID card; official/non-athlete, athlete/non-athlete, etc.

In order to view both on Deck Pass, you need to select an additional type beside what is currently relevant to you.  So, as an official, your content should already be set on Official, and your Deck Pass will show your Official certification ID card.  To get your non-athlete ID card, you do the following:

Once you log in to your account, click on My Account.  Under SHOW ME CONTENT REVELVANT TO A…  Choose Parent, then Click Save Preferences.

Go back to your Deck Pass and you will see the new tile on the right hand-side where you can toggle back and forth to your different preference types.

The website is currently in production to where if you have both an athlete and non-athlete membership, you will be able to print your ID cards from your Dashboard on your Deck Pass.