Over the past 30 years, the United States Swim School Association has grown to become the largest swim school association in the country, and is recognized by affiliated schools, instructors, and parents alike as the preeminent swim school organization in the world. We are a 501(c)6 non-profit organization serving privately owned swim schools across the country and the world.

Our Core Focus Includes:

Our Purpose: Bringing passionate people together to share and inspire each other.
Our Niche: Support better, safer swim school businesses.

Core Values

Safety First and Always
• Be well
• Educate, practice, model


Building and Strengthening relationships
• Be kind- have empathy and compassion
• Build connections
• Provide Support in growth and challenges
• Grow together – learn, help and grow leaders


Life Long Learners
• Growth mindset
• Investigate, understand and solve – add value
• Creation collaboration – be innovative and current


Professionalism
• Do what you say
• Be ethical and have integrity
• Be your best you
• Be humble

 

Infant Learn to Swim Statement

The United States Swim School Association strongly believes that babies, toddlers and children of all ages should participate in swim lessons in a high quality aquatics program. Read more about our stance on this issue here.

Treatment of Children in Swim Lessons Statement

The United States Swim School Association strongly believes that babies, toddlers and children of all ages should participate in swim lessons offered in an individualize and positive environment. Read more about our stance on this issue here.

Response to American Academy of Pediatrics Updated Drowning Prevention Statement

The United States Swim School Association (USSSA) is pleased to see the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) update their statement on water safety for children. Read more about our response to the AAP statement here.

USSSA BASIC Swimming Defined

In the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated statement on water safety for children they suggest children should be in swim lessons until they have achieved at least basic water competency. USSSA has come up with a definition of BASIC Swimming and you can read it here.

USSSA Endorses International Swim School Association Position Statements

The United States Swim School Association (USSSA) has endorsed the four position statements crafted by the International Swim School Association (ISSA).
1. Why Swim Schools are so vital and the benefits they provide.
2. The benefits of swimming and water safety skills in drowning prevention.
3. What to look for in a good Swim School.
4. Swimming lessons free of force and trauma.