Athlete Protection Training

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. 

This training is required for all new and existing members, including coaches, officials, chaperones, meet directors, and adult athletes.

If you have registered with USA Swimming for the first time, you need to take the "Athlete Protection Training: SafeSport TM Trained core course"
New members will be required to have their USA Swimming membership application form and payment processed by their Local Swimming Committee registrar before they can sign in to complete the course.
The Cost
The course is free of charge and, upon completion, should update in your membership record within 24 hours. Initiate the course by entering your information in the boxes below.


To complete Athlete Protection Training: SafeSportTM Trained course, please follow these directions:

  1. Enter your first name, last name, and birthday. Make sure to use the name on your USA Swimming Registration. Click the Search button.

  2. When the system finds you, click on "CONTINUE" to access the LEARN site.

  3. You must take the course(s) within the "Athlete Protection Training" module to complete the requirement.

  4. Once you have completed your courses, your membership record will update within 24 hours with a new APT expiration date.

  5. Your APT will expire 12 months after you complete the certificate.

Members with Cognitive Disabilities
USA Swimming recognizes the required training course may not be appropriate for some adult athlete members with cognitive disabilities. For any such adult athlete member, please reference this information for exemptions and accommodations. Additionally, completing this training may be triggering or re-traumatizing for victims/survivors.  Exemptions for this requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Requests may be made to USA Swimming.
FAQs and Safe Sport Contact Directory

Have more questions?

Contact LEARN
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