USA Swimming does not offer a “trial period” or
“grace period” for membership. What the insurance
company does allow is an “official tryout period.”
Here is the definition of the allowed tryout
USA Swimming Insurance Program provides
coverage for the club, coaches and USA Swimming
members when a non-USA Swimming member is swimming
with a club during a tryout period. However,
coverage is only valid if: (a) all the coaches on
deck are USA Swimming members and; (b) the tryout
period is limited to 30 consecutive days within a
twelve month period for any one individual and
clinics sponsored by a USA Swimming entity (such as
LSC or USA Swimming club).
Tryout period only
applies to individuals who have never been members
of USA Swimming previously.
The non-member is
not provided any coverage under the USA Swimming
program. If said individual was injured or caused
an injury, he/she would have to look to his/her
family medical and/or family liability insurance.
clarify, if an athlete is injured during the tryout
period and they are a non-member, there is no
insurance coverage for that athlete. They should be
notified prior to their trying out that if something
were to happen they would need to look to their own
insurance policy for coverage. We don’t require a
signed waiver but if the club wanted to, they could
use this sample waiver (Non-Member
Business Office for more information.