Unified National Fee Structure

Unified National Registration Fees:

  • USMS standard individual membership: $60
    • USMS+ (add-on option):
      • $199 from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31
      • $229 from Jan. 1 - June 30
      • USMS+ will next be available for the 2023 membership starting Nov. 1, 2022
  • Year-Plus Membership will be offered July 1 - Oct. 31 - $99
  • USMS club & workout registration: $60
  • USMS 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 standard 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.
  • 20% of the USMS+ net revenue (once expenses and event participation are determined). This net revenue will be distributed in December. See USMS+ information below for more details. 

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.

USMS+ Add-on Option

USMS launched its add-on option, USMS+, beginning with the 2022 individual registration year. USMS+ is our first add-on option that combines the great benefits and experience of a standard USMS membership with additional access and benefits at a bargain value. This membership was created for those who love the organization and want nearly all that USMS has to offer in one bundle. USMS+ benefits include the following:

  • A standard USMS membership
  • Exclusive welcome package
  • Free registration to the Fitness Series events, ePostal National Championships, and other virtual events
  • Free USA Swimming Supporters Club membership
  • Access to exclusive webinars featuring Olympians
  • And more

USMS+ will be offered at $199 from Nov. 1-Dec. 31 and then at $229 from Jan. 1 - June 30. USMS+ will next be available for the 2023 membership starting Nov. 1, 2022.

LMSCs will receive 20% of the USMS+ net revenue (once expenses and event participation are determined) for every member in their LMSC who purchases it. The USMS+ net revenue will be calculated independently of the $60 standard membership included in the USMS+ option. This net revenue will be distributed in December because that's when redemption of USMS+ benefits expires, and we'll know the final cost. If you have any questions about the new USMS+ membership option, please feel free to contact us

Instructions for Membership Coordinators:

  1. The club and workout group registration fee is $60.00. 

  2. For members registering from November 1, to June 30, will be offered the following membership option, which will expire on December 31 of the current year:
    1. Standard membership option: $60.00.
    2. USMS+ (add-on option): $199 from Nov. 1-Dec. 31 and then $229 Jan. 1 - June 30.
      1. USMS+ will next be available for the 2023 membership starting Nov. 1, 2022.

  3. Members registering from July 1 to October 31, will be offered the following standard membership options:
    1. Membership through December 31 of the current year: $60.00
    2. Year-Plus membership through December 31, of the following year: $99.00
       
    In November, the next registration period begins and beginning November 1 the only membership option will be to join for the current membership year.

  4. For members registering for one event memberships (OEVT), the 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.

  5. 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.