Registration Information

If you are already a member of a club and are trying to register or renew an Athlete member, or register yourself as an Athlete, Official, Coach, or "Other" non-athlete member, please contact your club and ask the club to provide you with the OMR registration link for their individual club.

If you are registering as an "Unattached" member, which means that you are not with a particular club, you can register using SWIMS 3.0 Online Member Registration provided below.

Unattached Member
Registration Link

 

If you need assistance, please contact your South Texas Swimming member club (click here for a list of all South Texas Swimming member clubs and their contact information), or contact the South Texas Swimming Registrar at [email protected].

Questions?

Parents of athletes do NOT need to select or pay for any USA Swimming membership to create a "parent login account." Parents do not need to select any membership category (athlete, coach, official, other, administrator) if you are just registering your child as an athlete. There is no membership requirement or fee for a parent to create a login account. You will be given a USA Swimming ID when you create a parent login account, but simply having a USAS ID that is associated with parent login account is not a USA Swimming membership.

  • How to register someone who is brand new to USA Swimming --> click here
  • How to renew your existing USA Swimming athlete membership (even if expired) --> click here
  • How to create a parent account in SWIMS --> click here
  • How to create a new login account in SWIMS --> click here
  • What to do if you forgot to create a parent account before registering your child --> click here
  • How to delete a SWIMS account --> click here
  • How to link a child (athlete) to more than one SWIMS account --> click here
  • What to do if your child doesn't have a member ID when you click Add to Family --> click here
  • How to update your information in SWIMS --> click here
  • How to update an incorrect date of birth in SWIMS --> send an email to [email protected] with your member ID and the requested change
  • How to upgrade an existing Flex or Seasonal Athlete membership to Premium --> click here
  • How to upgrade an existing Administrator or other non-athlete membership to another category --> click here
  • How to link your child to your parent account and then create a login for my child --> click here
  • How to transfer your child (or yourself, if you are a coach, official, or other nonathlete member) to another club (ie, "I've changed teams") --> click here
  • How to add a new role to your existing Premium Athlete or Coach membership (such as Athlete adding Coach membership or Coach adding Official membership) --> ask your club for its OMR registration link, click the link and log into your SWIMS account, choose the option to add a new role to your membership, select the membership type, and then pay any fee amount due

 

Fees

Fees for the 2023-2024 membership season, with the dates of September 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024, are listed below for each membership type. All fees are paid directly to USA Swimming, and not to your USA Swimming member club. Fees are not prorated by registration date; there is one fee for the membership year. Click here for a reference describing the different Athlete membership types and click here for more information about Athlete memberships. Click here for more information about the different Coach membership types and the requirements for certification, and click here for the Safety Certification requirements for Coach members.

For ALL membership types, the member must pay all applicable fees and complete all applicable USA Swimming membership requirements for the membership to be valid.

 

Membership Types

Most tests are available on the Education tab in your USA Swimming account. For a direct link to the Education tab, click here. MAKE SURE YOU LOG INTO YOUR OWN SWIMS ACCOUNT PRIOR TO COMPLETING ANY TESTS or they will not correctly attach to your membership. If you need help creating a login, see the "Questions" section above for help.

Premium Athlete - all ages, no limits on the number of meets, and no limit on the types of meets: $90 per membership year

Note: Athletes ages 18 & older are required to complete the annual Athlete Protection Training course to be eligible to attend practices and meets. There is no grace period for this requirement. For more information about the APT, click here. Adult athletes must create their own SWIMS login account prior to completing the APT and should NOT complete the APT using a parent's login account. For information on creating a SWIMS login account and linking it to your athlete record, click here. For information for parents on how to create a login account for their child, click here.

Flex Athlete - limited to athletes ages 12 & under, to two meets per membership year, and to meets "below" LSC championship meets: $30 per membership year

Flex Athletes may upgrade to Premium membership for $60 during the Flex membership year

Note: This membership type is not offered by all clubs.

Outreach Athlete - some clubs offer a reduced fee program for economically disadvantaged athletes to participate: $7 per membership year

Note: This membership type is not offered by all clubs.

Seasonal Athletes - for all athletes, limits the athlete to meets at the LSC championship level and below, and membership is limited to 150 consecutive days from April 1 through August 27 of the current season: $60

Seasonal Athletes may upgrade to Premium membership for $30 ONLY during the Season dates (April 1 - August 27).

Coaches (including Junior Coach and Provisional Coach), Officials, and "Other" non-athlete members: $85 per membership year

Officials must complete a background check, the annual Athlete Protection Training, and the Concussion Protocol Training. For more information about completing a background check, click here. For more information about the APT, click here. To complete the CPT, click here. Officials should email the completion certificate for the CPT to [email protected]. The background check and APT will update automatically in your SWIMS account.

Coaches must complete all requirements based on the Coach membership type BEFORE they begin working as a Coach. For a list of requirements for the different Coach memberships, click here. For a list of acceptable Coach safety training certifications, click here. Coaches should email the CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches (online & in-water), and Concussion Protocol Training certificates to [email protected]. All other tests will update automatically in your SWIMS account.

Other non-athlete members must complete a background check and complete the annual Athlete Protection Training. For more information about completing a background check, click here. For more information about the APT, click here.

Non-athlete Team Administrator: $30 per membership year

Note: Members registered as Administrators must complete a background check and complete the annual Athlete Protection Training. For more information about completing a background check, click here. For more information about the APT, click here.

USA Swimming Club: $95 per membership year (paid to USA Swimming when choosing the option to renew your club in SWIMS)