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Verifying membership when hosting swim clinics

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by , November 15th, 2012 at 12:00 AM (506 Views)
Q: If I host a swim clinic, how do I verify USMS membership of the participants?

A: It's important to make sure that your clinic information and marketing materials state that USMS membership is required to participate in the clinic. This protects your liability insurance.

  1. Require each participant to show a copy of current membership card at the clinic check-in.
  2. Require each participant to provide current membership number, name as it appears in the USMS database, and LMSC. Verify this information with the LMSC registrars.
  3. Use the third-party event registration vendor, Club Assistant, that can verify the participants as they register for the clinic.
  4. Allow non-members to register for USMS the day of the event. Have a device capable of connecting to the Internet so online registration is possible or have paper entries available. Make sure registrants are aware that online registration requires either a MasterCard or Visa. American Express is not accepted. Checks are accepted for paper registration.

Any one of these options should ensure that all your participants are registered for USMS.

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