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Membership Renewal

Requirements

Membership renewal is required annually. You must do that through your Local Swimming Committee (LSC). There are forms and fee information on the LSC websites.

 

All requirements and expiration dates can be found on your USA Swimming Account.

 

 


 

 

Officiating Certifications
  • The expiration dates on these vary from LSC to LSC and are not necessarily the same as your membership expiration dates. These are also shown on your USA Swimming Account.
  • Please check with your LSC Official's Chair or LSC website officials page to determine the requirements for renewal in your LSC.

 

 

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Rulebook


Access the 2023 USA Swimming Rulebook.

Concussion Protocol Training

ACCEPTED TRAINING

 

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. Your certificate of completion should be sent to your LSC to update SWIMS. 

 

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. **Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.  These courses are provided free of charge.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • To be in good standing, 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.
  • 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.
 
 
LIABILITY

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.

 

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February 09-12, 2023

Orlando, FL

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March 01-04, 2023

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Speedo Sectionals- College Station, TX
March 02-05, 2023

College Station, TX
Texas A&M University

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Carlsbad, CA
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FAQs & Officials Contact Directory

Have more questions?

If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to a member of the Officials & Membership Affairs staff for assistance.
My officiating certifications have expired. What do I do?
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My Member Card says “Membership not in good standing”. How can I fix this?
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I’m an apprentice official. What are the steps I need to complete for certification?
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