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September 2nd, 2011, 03:43 PM
Here is an illustrated tutorial that explains how to set up your Forums account and how to create your MyUSMS page.

Tutorial: Setting Up Your Forums Account (http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/usms_create_forums_acct.pdf)

Creating an account: Page 2

Free to anyone

Setting up your MyUSMS account: Page 8

Requires a current, paid USMS membership
Necessary to view the coached workouts in the Forums
Necessary to set up a FLOG
Necessary to view the digital version of SWIMMER magazine

Setting up your FLOG (fitness log): Page 10

Entering the Go The Distance fitness event: Page 11

Setting your goal distance

September 2nd, 2011, 05:19 PM
This illustrated tutorial describes how to recover your forgotten Forums password.

Tutorial: Recovering Your Password for the USMS Discussion Forums (http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/usms_forums_recover_pwd.pdf)

September 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
This illustrated tutorial describes how to recover your forgotten FLOGs password.

Tutorial: Recovering Your Password for the USMS FLOGs (http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/usms_flogs_recover_pwd.pdf)

September 5th, 2011, 10:55 PM
This illustrated tutorial explains how to change your FLOGs password.

Tutorial: Changing Your Password for the FLOGs (http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/usms_change_flog_pwd.pdf)

Redbird Alum
September 6th, 2011, 05:26 PM
And is there a tutorial in the event you ever wanted to Close or Delete your USMS account?

September 6th, 2011, 09:31 PM
And is there a tutorial in the event you ever wanted to Close or Delete your USMS account?

No, I haven't written one on that topic. If you want to close your account, contact us (using the "Contact us" link at the very bottom of this page) and we will assist you.

December 31st, 2012, 10:41 AM
I renewed my USMS membership yesterday. I got through the whole process until the Submit. I've been stuck there for over twelve hours. I'm afriid to turn my computer off or exit the screen. How do I get this to submit?

January 1st, 2013, 08:07 AM
Here's my unofficial, non-techy answer (because my computer does what it likes very often): Either the request has been submitted or it hasn't. A successful submission produces 2 emails, one a copy of the billing to your CC acount, the other a welcome stating your club affiliation and contact info for your LMSC registrar.
If you have not receive the 2 emails, I think you have not been billed and it is perfectly fine to exit the page, turn off computer, and try again.
If, when you exit the page, you find the 2 emails, then you are registered.
It seemed to me that Internet traffic was high yesterday and many sites were slow loading pages.
Hope this helps!

November 29th, 2013, 07:03 PM
New question - How do you do a new line on these forum messages? I've tried using Enter and variations of Enter with the control/shift/FN keys as well and can't get a line break for a new paragraph. Is there a setting I've missed?

December 23rd, 2013, 09:42 PM
Can I change my username and if so how?

Rob Copeland
December 23rd, 2013, 10:22 PM
The moderators can change your user name. Send me a Private Message with what you would like it to be.

April 2nd, 2014, 11:39 AM
This illustrated tutorial explains how to add an avatar to your forums profile.

Tutorial: Adding an Avatar to Your Forums Profile (http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/usms_forums_avatar.pdf)

February 3rd, 2016, 09:25 PM
I'm likely just missing something, but how do I get my email with my new @usms.org address?

February 4th, 2016, 11:46 AM
I'm likely just missing something, but how do I get my email with my new @usms.org address?


December 27th, 2018, 09:54 PM
Hi, I also can't access the coached workouts, and I have a paid USMS account. Please help?

December 30th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Same here.

December 30th, 2018, 12:02 PM
ok found another thread with the answer, it requires emailing usms: "Good Morning!

With the update of the new website, we have a new process to validate your membership and gain access to the workouts. I believe it should be listed on the top of the workouts section of the forums, but just to further spread the word, here is the message:

The coached workouts provided here are a member benefit for paid members of U.S. Masters Swimming. You must confirm your membership in order to view any of the coached forums available here. To do this, you must first create a forums account (http://forums.usms.org/register.php) and then email your user name to membership@usmastersswimming.org who will link your forums account with your membership. If your membership is not up-to-date, you can register online (https://www.usms.org/join).

Please feel free to send any questions about your USMS membership to membership@usmastersswimming.org or me directly at shall@usmastersswimming.org


Steven Hall
Coordinator, Membership Services"

August 26th, 2019, 02:37 PM
Hi Steven, do you know about how long the validation takes? I joined USMS mostly for the coached workouts. I have sent in the email.

December 24th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Yes. this is quite irritating, even after sending the email, still cannot get into locked workouts.

January 7th, 2020, 03:37 PM
Did you try both email addresses listed in the post 2 above yours? I wonder if Steven is still there?