Athlete Protection Training for USA Swimming Members


Athlete Protection Training is provided through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The required courses are found through a member's USA Swimming login in the Education area.

All new and existing adult members of USA Swimming, including adult athletes, and junior coach members must have satisfactorily completed athlete protection education as required by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

New members will be required to have their application form and payment processed by their LSC registrar before they can sign in to complete the course.

This certification 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, this is the course you need to take.

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.



Course Progression

  • Athlete Protection Training: SafeSport Trained Core Course 
  • Refresher 1
  • Refresher 2
  • Refresher 3
  • Do NOT take Safe Sport for Adult Athletes - this does not count as the requirement for those 18 and older

Course Access 

  • SWIMS User Login
  • Education
  • Course Catalog
  • Select the Safe Sport circular icon
  • Select one of the courses listed above (Athlete Protection should have a blue background behind the text) - based on your course progression, the next in the series is the only one shown


  • Turn off all pop-up blockers (allow pop-ups in your browser)
  • Use an updated version of Chrome or Firefox
  • Complete everything on the screen including the ⌧ to close out the screen
  • Take a screenshot of the full screen which includes date and time
  • Those with a cognitive disability can request a waiver 


  • If you do not see one of the courses listed above, submit a Help Desk Ticket
  • If you have completed the course but it has not updated to your member record
  • Select Help in the blue bar at the top right of your SWIMS User Dashboard
  • Click on Submit a Help Ticket and complete the form with as much detail as possible including your Name and Member ID and any screenshots.

Download or Print a Certificate

  • Go to
  • Click on Login then forgot password
  • Enter the email address used to take the training
  • Click on the link in the email received from US Center for Safe Sport
  • Enter a password
  • Go to Login and enter username (included in the email) and your password
  • Select the Menu icon at the top right in the blue bar
  • Select Transcript
  • Select the Download button for the course certificate you want to download.
  • Click the Download icon on the top right to save a copy to your computer