Louisiana Swimming is part of a larger organization, USA Swimming, that governs amateur competitive swimming in the United States. USA Swimming sets rules for meets, establishes safety procedures, sets criteria for achievement levels, administers USA national teams such as the Olympic, Pan American and Pan Pacific teams, and promotes competitive swimming through research, education, and marketing.
Louisiana Swimming is one of 59 geographically-defined Local Swim Committees (LSCs) which administer and promote USA Swimming programs at the local level. Louisiana Swimming has jurisdiction over USA Swimming programs in the State of Louisiana. The principal activities of the organization are developing swim meet schedules, setting standards for and sanctioning swim meets, implementing USA Swimming rules and safety procedures within the LSC, developing programs to promote, enhance, and market competitive swimming, and administering the registration of clubs and individuals. Louisiana Swimming encourages participation by all interested swimmers, coaches, officials, and volunteers. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, or national origin is prohibited by Louisiana Swimming and USA Swimming rules.
Louisiana Swimming is managed by a representative body, called the House of Delegates, composed of one volunteer from each swim club. The House of Delegates meets at least once a year, usually in the spring, to elect the Board of Directors and carry out other business that requires action of the full House of Delegates. Between meetings of the House of Delegates, the Board of Directors conducts all business of Louisiana Swimming. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates are open to any interested person, although only persons designated by the bylaws may vote. Club delegates, coaches and officials receive copies and / or notification of all minutes, schedules, and other information pertaining to the activities of the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates.