To USMS Club Contacts and Coaches:

U.S. Masters Swimming has worked alongside our insurance partner to make accommodations to our existing insurance policy to help USMS coaches and club leadership maintain structure in training during periods of facility closure. 

The key modification to the policy is the addition of virtual dryland training included in the definition of approved activities under the general liability insurance and participant accident insurance policies. 

COVID-19 Policy Updates

Approved activities may now include virtual dryland training/instruction under the direct supervision of a USMS member. The virtual trainings must be in real-time via the internet and can be on the club’s platform of choice. The instructor must be able to communicate both visually and audibly with participants at all times during instruction.

Coverage does not extend to recorded videos/sessions where there is no real-time interaction between instructor and athlete. 

Requirements to maintain good standing with your insurance policy:

  • All instructors and participants must be active members of USMS.
  • Instructors should make all necessary adjustments to exercises to ensure the proper execution by participants promoting safety during all activities. 
  • Instructors should survey each participants’ area of exercise prior to training and eliminate any potential obstructions. 

Additional Guidance

Instructors should begin each session with the following safety message:  

“Each of you may have different physical limitations and dryland fitness levels. This dryland workout is to help you maintain your fitness and improve your ability to transition back into the water when the time comes. I caution you to do only the exercises that do not cause pain. If you feel any type of pain during the workout, please stop the specific exercise and let me know immediately. It is acceptable to skip exercises, modify exercises, or to reduce the number of repetitions. Any questions”?

If you have questions about this update, please email
Your Friends in USMS Club and Coach Services | 941-256-USMS (8767)