Benefits of Joining U.S. Masters Swimming

Become a member of USMS today to 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
  • Online workouts from USMS-certified coaches, in seven specialties
  • Exclusive discounts from our partners
  • Ability to track workouts in personalized Fitness Log
  • Access to discussion forums to communicate 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 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 of multiple activities in your personalized 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 a copy of your membership card and start using your membership immediately to register for meets and take advantage of discounts from our partners.
What are membership fees?
A USMS membership fee consists of a national fee of $45 and a Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) Fee ranging from $3-$21. This yearly membership comes with discounts from our partners.
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, including printed registration cards, 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 more training courses for coaches, member clinics throughout the country, stroke development clinics for swimmers, a digital version of SWIMMER magazine, a College Club 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).
Can I cancel and/or defer my membership?
All memberships have a no-refund/deferment/transfer policy.