Swim Meets Participation

What you need to know

Swim Meets are a great way to encourage positive, competitive learning experience for all swimmers. We recommend swimmers to go to as many swim meets possible to help speed up their improvement.

Swim Meets are all the same as as far as structure, protocols, rules & regulations.

Structure:  Warm Ups --> The Races Begin --> Relay Races --> Clean Up --> Ribbons.

Protocols:  Whistles & Start Protocols will be explained at the beginning of the first event.

Rules & Regulations: All Rules & Regulations are in the USA Swimming Handbook.

REQUIREMENTS: ALL COACHES & SWIMMERS MUST HAVE VALID USS CARDS!

Apply for a USS Membership Card. Your form & payment will be forwarded to the USA Swimming Headquarters. New members must complete their registration by showing a birth certificate or passport by visiting the USS Office located at:

San Diego-Imperial LCS
USA Swimming, Inc.
3511 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 405
San Diego, CA 92108
P: (619) 275-1292
F: (619) 546-5271