Complete a Background Check

What's Involved

Background Check Program


USA Swimming is committed to the safety of athletes and participants involved in sport. The purpose of the USA Swimming background check program is to protect persons at risk, including, but not limited to, minors and vulnerable adults. Criminal background checking is not intended to serve as a pre-employment screening program. Clubs should carefully check references and prior employers.



  1. To renew your background check fill out the form to the right with your First and Last Name and Birthdate to initiate a search to see if you have an active background check. This will help to determine if you need to initiate a new check or if your status is still current.
  2. You will start the process here on the USA Swimming website and subsequently be directed to the IntelliCorp Records website. Once on the IntelliCorp Records site, you will provide the information requested and pay for the check.
  3. Print and save the last page as confirmation that you initiated a check.

For new members, you must be a registered member prior to running your background check:

Contact your LSC Registrar

Additional Information

Anyone who has been living in the United States for the past 10 years or longer or who has a Social Security Number (SSN) or IRS-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) should initiate the background check.



If you joined USA Swimming in 2015 or earlier in the membership category "Other", and you are now changing your membership to "Coach" or "Official" you MUST complete the "New Member Background Check".


International Background Check
Anyone living outside the United States for more than 13 consecutive months within the past 10 years and any first-time resident of the United States who does not have a SSN or ITIN should contact USA Swimming to receive instructions on how to complete a background check.

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