Background Check

Affordable, Quality, Compliant, Timely

Low-quality background checks have plagued the youth sports sector - a major factor in creating unsafe environments for children and youth on and off the pool deck. As a sport, we need to do better.


Sterling Volunteers

(Don’t let the name fool you-it’s not just for volunteers!)

To help improve the sport and change this trend, Summer League Swimming (SLS) has formed a strategic partnership with Sterling Volunteers, an industry thought leader and trusted advisor in background screening.

Sterling Volunteers is the only background check platform tailored to the specific needs of youth sports organizations, and is designed to make background screening of SLS members faster, easier and less costly.

Sterling Volunteers Advanced Level background check includes:

  • Social Security Trace
  • Government Watch List Search (OFAC)
  • 50 State DOJ Sex Offender Registry
  • Nationwide Database Search with primary source validation
  • Automatic current county/state of residence search going back 7 years
  • Monthly updates. Information is updated for you free of charge each month for the first year so you have the added security of monitoring your information for new criminal records.


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Our partnership provides SLS MEMBERS

with an essential service for maintaining safer environments for everyone involved - without breaking your budget or significantly delaying coaching searches.  Sterling Volunteers helps your swim league or team gain confidence in its coaches, volunteers, and officials by delivering thorough and compliant background checks. By enabling SLS members to order, manage and share their background checks via a secure online platform, we create a community of vetted coaches, volunteers, and officials. Sterling’s extensive expertise in screening and compliance best practices help SLS recruit the best coaches, volunteers, and officials in order to maintain a safe environment and positive reputation. Sterling Volunteers is backed by Sterling Talent Solutions, the world’s largest background screening company.


less paperwork
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Members complete their registration and authorize their own background checks online in just a few minutes It takes just 4 easy steps.

This Partnership

Is truly a game changer. Here are some additional benefits each member will receive by signing up for background checks with Summer League Swimming and Sterling Volunteers:

quick turnaround
summer league swimming quick turn around

The majority of searches will be returned in 24 to 72 hours. Ensuring the safety of coaches and volunteers won’t significantly delay your team’s hiring process.

gives members control
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Members are notified when their results are available and can view and own a copy of their background check to share with other organizations.

The Highest Quality and Accuracy.

Using a combination of proprietary technology and a set of unique criminal locators, Sterling Volunteers finds more criminal records at America's county and state courthouses and delivers the most accurate information available about your volunteers. The Sterling Volunteers screening process goes far beyond the stale, instant database background checks and incomplete searches used by other providers.

secure and compliant
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Sterling Volunteers background checks are housed in a completely secure environment and are fully FCRA compliant.

Swim coach with children, ages 9 to 12.

An Additional Benefit of Sterling Volunteers

The Sterling Volunteer Fast-Pass

For SLS members: Sterling Volunteers saves time and money by eliminating the need for multiple background checks. Once you complete an online background check with Sterling Volunteers, your screening status is current and you have the option of reusing it with any other Sterling Volunteer member organization.

Sterling Volunteers allows you to own, control, maintain and share your background check through the Sterling Volunteers self-service online platform.