General Sanction Information

COVID-19 Event Resources

  • We started implementing a phased approach to return to competition as of November 1, 2020. We understand not all LMSCs will be able to begin holding events due to state, local, and facility restrictions; however, we want those who do conduct events to plan with USMS guidelines and recommendations in place. Visit the COVID-19 Event Resources page COVID-19 Event Resources page for guidance and recommendations for hosting a USMS-sanctioned event during these unprecedented times.

Sanction Fees

One Event Memberships (OEVT)

LMSCs have the option to offer one-event registrations at events sanctioned by their own LMSC.  A one event registration provides USMS insurance coverage to a participant in one "event" (open water race or pool meet). More details, instructions, and information can be found on our One Event Memberships page. Your LMSC may charge a local one event fee, please contact your LMSC Sanction Chair about fees associated with hosting a meet.

Online Sanction Application


Sanction an Event Application