Pool Certification

Routine pool measurement and ceritification is not required by USA Swimming, but it is considered best practice to have current certified competitive pool measurements on file with USA-S.  World, American, and US Open records require that the pool be certified.  If a potential record is swum in an uncertified pool and the pool was subsequently measured and found to not meet length standards, the potential record would not be accepted.

Pool Certification

Measuring & Certifying Competition Pools
Instructions for measuring and certifying the dimensions of a competition pool. (updated March 2014 by USA Swimming)

USA-S Pool Certification Form
Form to be used to apply to USA Swimming for pool certification.