Unified Fee Structure

As approved by the House of Delegates (HOD) during the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, USMS has launched its unified national fee structure beginning with the 2021 registration year.

Unified National Registration Fees

  • USMS 2021 individual membership (Nov. 1, 2020 - May 30, 2021): $60
  • Year-Plus Membership (July 1 - Oct. 31, 2021) - $99
  • USMS 2021 club & workout registration: $60
  • USMS 2021 one-event membership (OEVT): $15
  • Transfer Fee - $0
  • Age-based Discount - $0

Each LMSC will receive 20 percent of each of the unified fees, which will be distributed monthly:

  • $12 of the $60 individual membership
  • $12 of the $60 club & workout registration
  • $3 of the $15 one-event membership (OEVT) -- LMSCs have the option to offer OEVTs at events sanctioned by their own LMSC.

With the adopted unified fee structure, fees (individual, club, workout group, transfer, and age-based discounts) have been pre-populated for each LMSC within the USMS admin tools.

Instructions for Membership Coordinators:

  1. The club registration fee (fee to register a club for the 2021 year) is $60.00. 

  2. The workout group registration fee (fee to register a workout group for the 2021 year) is $60.00.

  3. For members registering from November 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the registration fee is $60.00.  The member’s registration expires on December 31, 2021.

  4. Members registering from July 1, 2021, to October 31, 2021, will be offered the following unified membership choices:
    1. Membership through December 31, 2021: $60.00
    2. Year-Plus membership through December 31, 2022: $99.00
    In November, the 2022 registration period begins and beginning November 1 the only membership option will be to join for the 2022 membership year.

  5. For members registering for one event memberships (OEVT), the 2021 fee is $15.00. (LMSCs are not required to offer one-event registration.) Members or membership coordinators do not have access to perform this task via the registration software. See the One Event Memberships section for information and instructions.

    1. For members wishing to convert from a one-event registration to a full membership, contact Volunteer Services.

  6. For members transferring membership from one club to another, there is no fee. Members cannot transfer online. The membership coordinator for the LMSC into which the member is transferring, or the National Office, must complete this transfer via the registration software. See the Transfers section for information and instructions.

LMSC Registration:

  1. Submit a list of your current LMSC officers to the National Office (Volunteer@usmastersswimming.org) by December 31st of each year.  Updates should also be sent to the National Office any time you have new officers. 

  2. The official name and number of each LMSC is listed in the USMS Rule Book, and should be used in contacts with members and the National Office. Only the House of Delegates has the authority to change the name of an LMSC.