View Full Version : USMS Masters Programs Vs. Non USMS Masters Programs

July 6th, 2009, 06:04 PM
In the "Places to Swim" database, is there a differentiation between those programs that require USMS registration and those that do not?

I used to think all Masters Swimming Programs were USMS. They are not.

What about USMS Clubs? Aside from the club registration, do they have to enforce USMS member registration?

My interest is not only related to insurance, but also in quality masters programs.

July 6th, 2009, 06:43 PM
At this point there isn't a consistent distinction between USMS clubs and non-affiliated places to swim. Some entries may point out that they have coached USMS workouts, some may not. That's one of the things we'd like to clean up in a future update by tying these entries to our registration database and highlighting what registered club the PTS entries are affiliated with, if any.

July 6th, 2009, 07:48 PM
In Ill , I think the diff is that you have a certified coach & can compete in meets ?

July 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
So does that mean no unattached swimmers in ILL?

July 7th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Our team doesn't require USMS registration to drop in because we are a YMCA team. You just need to be affiliated w/ a Y instead.