On May 14, 2009 the Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire, signed House Bill 1824, also known as the "Zackery Lystedt Law". Effective July 26, 2009, the Lystedt Law directly affects youth sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries and requires that:

  • An informed consent must be signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition
  • A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed from play – "when in doubt, sit them out"
  • A youth athlete who has been removed from play must receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play.
  • Read full House Bill 1824 "Zackery Lystedt Law"


PNS Lystedt Law Requirement

**Lystedt Law Coach Information

**Lystedt Law Parent & Athlete Form

**Lystedt Law Compliance Statement

**Forms updated 8/31/21 for the 2021-2022 swim season

USA SWIMMING Safety/Operational Risk Information