Why Choose a USSSA Member Facility?

USSSA has grown over the last 35 years to become the largest swim school association in the country. We believe learning should be delivered in a systematic, intentional way, planned and guided by a trained instructor. Our member programs are held to a high degree of excellence and must meet our rigorous set of standards.

Swim School Owners(s) and all staff over 18 are background checked

Swim school ensures young children are allowed the security of having a parent or trusted caregiver in view of the swim lesson.

At least one CPR/First Aid Certified individual is in the facility during hours of operation

No more than 1 to 6 ratio for beginner or intermediate swim lessons when parent is not present in the water (recommend 1 to 4 ratio or less)

An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) has been developed to meet the needs of your swim school

Provide proof of insurance for learn to swim program

Lifesaving equipment and first aid supplies are easily accessible and replenished as needed (equipment may include rescue tube or ring buoy; shepherd’s crook or reaching pole; spineboard; automated external defibrillator; gloves; breathing masks)

Instructors receive formal training* that should include first aid, proper supervision during swim lessons, bloodborne pathogens, abuse prevention, emergency action plans, reducing fear & anxiety, child development related to teaching swim and the importance of a positive learning environment