Upcoming 2022-23 Registration Procedures
Membership Registration Changes Coming Sept 1, 2022
You may have recently received some communication from USA Swimming regarding changes in membership. If this news is completely new to you, this email will help catch you up to where we are currently. The LSC covered a great deal of what we know and still don't yet know via the May House of Delegates meeting a few weeks ago.
Here's a list of key points:
- Beginning September 1, 2022, for the 2022-2023 membership year, USA Swimming Membership Registration process will be available ONLINE. Currently we are not aware of a way to register anyone besides this new online process and we will not have new forms for 2023.
- The process requires clubs to provide new members a web link to create a Ping account and then register as a new member and pay online. Existing members will also need to create an account and link their membership, but we believe they can delay renewing their membership until later in the year. New and Existing members will receive a new unique 14 character alphanumeric member code to replace their existing USASwimming ID.
- If you normally collect the fee for the USA Swimming Membership and send it to the LSC, you should plan for a transition beginning September 1 so that you are no longer collecting that fee - the LSC will not be able to process memberships we receive in September. We may stop processing 2022 memberships in the last week of August to help with transition.
- Deck Pass will no longer be available beginning September 1, sp we encourage each member to save a pdf copy of their DeckPass information so you have it readily available to reference during this switch to the new process.
We will begin transitioning our Membership Forms area on our website to a Registration Information Area over the summer, adding more information for clubs and members as we receive it. USA Swimming is sharing their communications to clubs with us about one day in advance of sending them out, so at any given point we probably have the same information you have. We've been told there will be training modules or videos available in July and lots of support as they ramp up this change. It may be a bit bumpy, but we'll get through it together.
To see and hear all the information shared during the HOD presentation, go to the 32:33 mark of the recording link below:
Please reach out to the staff with any questions or concerns you have during this time and check the website for future updates.