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Getting Started

Jump In, the Water's Great!

Swimming is a sport for all and we represent every age group, ethnicity and background. It's a sport for life and we can help you guide you to learn to swim, find a team, prepare for college or make the next U.S. Olympic Team.

There are countless benefits of swimming including getting fit, getting fast, meeting friends and having fun. We also feel it makes you smarter, as swim team kids perform better in school!

To join USA Swimming, first find a local team in your neighborhood in our form below or in the "Find a Team" section at the top of every page. One of our 2,800 swim teams or Make a Splash local partners is close to you to help you get started.
 

Find A Team

Find Lessons, join a team and jump in.

All Swimmers Are Created Equal

 

Benefits of USA Swimming

USA Swimming membership categories include swimmers, coaches, swim teams, officials and volunteers.

Benefits include:

  • The opportunity to participate on a team in your area
  • The chance to swim in events
  • A yearly subscription to Splash magazine - both online and sent to your home
  • Access to our extensive database of times for you and your friends
  • Access to volumes of education content, tips and tutorials
  • Access to motivational programs such as Scholastic All-America, age group Top 10, Club Excellence and more!

The way to join (or renew) is through your local swim team, so see our "Find a Team" feature for a learn to swim provider or team near you. Swim teams are ready to answer your questions and USA Swimming teams even provide a free tryout period so you can give it a try.

Unattached athletes and non-athletes can join directly through your Local Swimming Committee (LSC) which are regional chapters. Locate your LSC using this map. Changes in team affiliation are done through the LSC also.

Videos To Get You Excited

USA Swimming Olympians Then and Now
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USA Swimming Olympians Then and Now (1:00)

USA Swimming Olympians Then and Now (1:00)

SwimToday: The Walk
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SwimToday: The Walk (:40)

SwimToday: The Walk (:40)

SwimToday: Cannonball
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SwimToday: Cannonball (:25)

SwimToday: Cannonball (:25)

SwimToday: Sign Language
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SwimToday: Sign Language (:14)

SwimToday: Sign Language (:14)

SwimToday: Alligator
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SwimToday: Alligator (:25)

SwimToday: Alligator (:25)