Encouraging More Adults to Swim
2017 Convention

United States Aquatic Sports

Convention XXXVIII Information

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
September 13-17, 2017
Dallas, Tex.


General Information

U.S. Masters Swimming will conduct public meetings from September 13 to 17. All delegates should plan to attend meetings beginning with the first House of Delegates meeting on Thursday morning, September 14 at 8:00 a.m. The final House of Delegates meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, September 16. Delegates are expected to attend all House of Delegates meetings. The Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 from 9:15 a.m. to noon are open to any delegates wishing to observe.

Convention Registration

Information on convention registration, hotel reservations, and airport transportation can all be found on the USAS convention page.

Resources for Delegates

  • Welcome Letter, containing pre-convention and convention instructions and a rough overview of convention activities.
  • Survival guide for new delegates. If this is your first USAS convention, this document will give you an overview of what to expect.
  • Hotel Floor Plan (meeting rooms)
  • House of Delegates meeting agendas
  • Pre-convention emails
    • Email #1
    • Email #2
    • Email #3
  • Questions: Contact Jessica Porter

Pre-Convention Delegate Packet

The full pre-convention packet ) containing annual reports for all entities and meeting agendas for committee meetings is available here in PDF format. All delegates are expected to download and read the pre-convention packet prior to arriving at convention. This packet will NOT be updated if any of the individual sections (below) are updated. So if you download the complete packet be sure to check below to see if any sections have been updated. For best results, right click and select "save as" to save the file to your computer and then open your copy of the file.

Individual Sections of Pre-Convention Packet

  • Announcements
  • Table of Contents
  • Convention Schedule (Update 6/19/17)
  • National Office - State of USMS
  • Executive Committee Reports
  • Committee Reports & Meeting Agendas
  • Zone Reports & Meeting Agendas
  • 2017 Elections: Candidates for Office
    • Consolidated Election Packet
  • Committees of the Board of Directors Reports
  • Liaison, Special Assignments & Task Force Reports
  • Proposed Rules Changes
  • Proposed Long Distance Rules Changes
  • Proposed Legislation Changes
  • 2017 Budget Proposal
  • Attachments:
    • Convention Check-In & Certification Procedure
    • Rules of the USMS Annual Meeting
    • USMS Leadership and Staff - An Abridged Directory
    • Roberts Rules of Order - The Basics


Remembrance List

Please review this list  of USMS members who have passed away since the 2016 convention (click the "Date of Death" column heading twice to reverse sort). This list will be read during one of the House of Delegates sessions. If you know of a name that should be added to this list, submit it to USMS Membership no later than September 9.

Resources for Committees


Convention Workshops and Presentations:



  • 2018 Committee request (will open ___ )
  • 2017 Convention Evaluation
  • 2017 Workshop Evaluations (will open ___ )
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