Registration and Sanction Information for Coaches


Opens: Sept. 1, 2023
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023 or prior to the entry deadline for any sanctioned YMCA meet, whichever is earlier. 
  • Please complete your registrations as early as possible and update any expired certifications immediately upon renewal.
  • Access Registration: regional website, national website, or if your team is a TeamUnify customer, go to YMCA Admin tab on left side of screen once you are logged in.
  • For help with the process, go to 
Team Registration (for all YMCA teams):
  • The team registration fee is $50 per team per year.
  • Team registration fees are paid online with a credit card at time of registration. This is the only payment option. Checks are not accepted. This is a secure payment system linked through the TeamUnify platform directly to the YMCA of the USA. After submitting payment, an email will be sent that will include the payment information and a link to print out the receipt. Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover. American Express is not accepted.
  • Please complete all team information as accurately as possible. This provides important data on the size, scope and structure of YMCA Swimming across the country.
Coach Registration (for all YMCA coaches, not only head coaches and/or coaches who attend sanctioned meets):
  • Cost: Coach registration is free through Dec. 1, 2023. Between Dec. 2, 2023 and April 6, 2024, each coach registration is $100, paid by the credit card on file for your team's registration. Coach registration is free between April 7 and July 1, 2024 and is $100 for each coach who registers after July 1.
  • Proof of Certification: All coach certifications must be uploaded to the registration site. Do not mail paper copies. Enter the correct expiration or completion dates as indicated.
  • Annual CPR Required: The YMCA of the USA requires aquatic staff, including swim coaches, to renew BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR annually, regardless of the expiration date on the certification card. You will enter the completion date of your CPR course, not the expiration date on your card.
  • Online First Aid and CPR courses not acceptedInstructor certifications are not accepted.
  • Principles Workbook: There is a spot to upload the completed Principles course workbook on the coach’s registration page. Do not send it to your regional representative.
  • YMCA Coach Card: is available only on the TeamUnify mobile OnDeck app. This app is available free to everyone, not just TeamUnify customers. No cards will be printed.
  • Remove Coaches: Check the coaches listed for your team and remove any who are no longer with your program. When you enter the registration system, select YMCA Admin, then select the coach, select Edit and remove as YMCA coach. Use this link for further instructions:


  • A YMCA meet sanction may be issued for invitationals or championship level meets. Please read the requirements for each (posted on the national website). Participation in a sanctioned Y championship meet is required for swimmers to be eligible to compete in the YMCA National Championship meets.
  • Payment of the $50 sanction fee is made online using a credit card at the time a sanction request is submitted. The sanction number is not issued until the sanction is approved. If a sanction request is denied, the payment will be refunded.
  • Access sanction requests through the YMCA Admin section on your team website (for TeamUnify customers) or on your registration portal (access registration as if you were registering your team then select the YMCA Admin section).
  • Sanction requests are due 60 days prior to the first day of the meet.