USMS is offering two great membership options:

  1. Join at $70 - membership expires on Dec. 31, 2024
  2. Join at $115 - membership expires on Dec. 31, 2025 (Save $25!)

Benefits of Joining U.S. Masters Swimming

Become a member today and take your swimming to the next level. Here are just some of the great benefits you'll receive.

  • Technique and training advice in SWIMMER magazine, STREAMLINES newsletters, and here at
  • A vast Workout Library that features seven specialties and loads of workouts for every swimming level
  • Ability to participate in USMS pool, open water, or virtual events
  • Access to local club workouts
  • Exclusive discounts from our partners
  • Ability to link your account with and analyze your workout or race information 
  • A digital Community to connect with coaches and members nationwide
  • FUN social interaction with like-minded adults
  • And much more

If you're new to swimming, check out our What is U.S. Masters Swimming page and our Masters Swimming 101 article series.

Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should join today.

If you have any questions, please contact our membership team at 941-256-USMS (8767) or email

Membership FAQs

What is a USMS membership?

A U.S. Masters Swimming membership allows an athlete to practice with local Masters Swimming programs and participate in USMS-sanctioned meets while receiving membership benefits that include 1000's of searchable online workouts, a subscription to SWIMMER magazine, the STREAMLINES newsletter, inclusion in the USMS national times database, discounts from USMS partners, insurance coverage, and eligibility to qualify for and compete in USMS National Championship events.

A yearly membership also includes access to more than 2,600 USMS-certified coaches, a network of 1,500 Masters swim clubs and workout groups, written practices tailored to what you’re training for, and fitness tracking through an integration with or our Fitness Log.

How do I become a USMS member?

The fastest way to become a member is on our Member Registration page. Once the registration process is completed, you can print or add your membership card to your digital wallet and start using your membership immediately to register for meets and take advantage of your My USMS section which includes discounts from our partners.

How are the membership fees broken up?

A USMS membership fee consists of a national fee and a Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) fee.

What is a Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC)?

When you become a member of USMS, in addition to registering with a club or workout group or as an unattached swimmer, you also become a member of your Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC). Your LMSC is a regional governing body that provides certain benefits to USMS members, event sanctions, newsletters about activities within the LMSC, websites, awards and recognition, and social activities. Your LMSC officers are local volunteers, sit on USMS national committees, and vote on policies that set the overall direction for USMS.

To learn more check out our LMSC information page.

Where does my USMS membership fee go?

Membership fees are used toward making an investment in expanded programs, services, and membership benefits. These include an improved Workout Library, more sanctioned events, more local club swimming opportunities, an enhanced digital Community, more training courses for coaches, member clinics throughout the country, stroke development clinics for swimmers, a digital version of SWIMMER magazine, a College Club Swimming program, Adult Learn-to-Swim classes, and more member discounts and offers.

Is a USMS membership based on a calendar year or a revolving year?

USMS membership is based on a calendar year period (January-December). However, the registration year starts on Nov. 1 of the current year for the following year. If you join in Nov. or Dec. of the current year, you can get the reminder of the current year and until Dec. 31 of the following year.

Can I cancel and/or defer my membership?

All memberships have a no-refund/deferment/transfer policy.