USA Swimming LEARN is the online education hub for all members of USA Swimming! LEARN stand for Leadership Education And Resource Network. USA Swimming LEARN provides multi-dimensional educational and resource opportunities for athletes, coaches, parents, and officials at all levels of swimming. The goal of LEARN is to provide a consistent and quality learning experience across multiple disciplines for all USA Swimming members in order to develop new skills and enhance their experience inside and out of the pool.


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.

The APT requirement has changed.  Beginning February 4, 2019, APT education on LEARN will incorporate the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s training courses in a four-year training cycle.



  • The first year, you must take the SafeSportTM Trained 90-minute core course.

  • To renew, you must take the applicable Refresher course.

  • Once you have completed the required course, your membership record will update with a new APT expiration date within 24 hours.

  • Your APT will expire 12 months from the date you complete SafeSportTM course.

Commonly asked questions about the U.S. Center for SafeSport's requirement: FAQs
FAQs and Safe Sport Contact Directory

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