Every club is an independent entity that may be incorporated and may be coach-owned, owned by a separate institution, or be a parent-run board controlled team. The LSC sponsors a variety of team business development opportunities with USA Swimming. The following links may be of assistance:

Managing Your Club (Link)

Whether your club is owned and managed by the coach, an institution such as a school or YMCA, or a parent-run board, we have information here to help it run smoothly. Marketing and fundraising, risk management and insurance, selecting staff, and recruiting and retaining volunteers are all essential components of running a successful club. 

Starting a New Club (Link)

This page includes all of the information and forms necessary to apply to USA Swimming as a NEW member club.

USA Swimming offers two classes of membership: (1) Group members, including clubs, seasonal clubs and organizations; and (2) Individual members, including athletes, coaches, officials, and non-athletes. Individual members register through their clubs, or, if not associated with a member club, directly through the local Registration Chair.

If you have any questions, please contact your Local Swim Committee (LSC) Registration chair or the Member Services Department at the National Headquarters. We recommend that you review all of the material on this web page before submitting your application.

Programs and Services to Clubs (Link)

Club Leadership and Business Management School (Link)

USA Swimming offers this unique workshop for club coaches and board members to learn how to be effective in leading and governing their teams. Coaches and board members work together in learning about new strategies to improve their clubs.

The CLBMS 201 course and is a companion to the CLBMS 101 online course. Please register and take CLBMS 101 prior to registering for CLBMS 201.