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How to Become an Official

Officials Requirements

Step 1 - Register for a USA Swimming online account
Step 2 - Register for Pacific Swimming ​($68)
Step 3 - Complete Athlete Protecting Training
Step 4- Complete Level 2 Background Check
Step 5 - Attend a Clinic
Clinic @ Concord is the main clinic (see below).  There is an additional admin clinic on 10/28- 10/29 at the Morgan Hill meet.
​Step 6 - Stroke & Turn Officials Test (OR Admin Test)
Complete Stroke and Turn Certification test online.  You will need to log-in to your account for the test.
Step 7 - Training: Shadow two 2-day meets
You can shadow at most C/B/A+ meets (Morgan Hill meet 10/28- 10/29, Race to JOs 11/18- 11/19, and there are a few more in the area, but those are the ones QSS is attending)Email jenmckenn@gmail.com and she can help get you set-up for shadowing.
For Admin officials, there is a training opportunity at the 10/28- 10/29 Morgan Hill meet.
Step 8 - Evaluation/Check-out
You get evaluated and recommended for advancement by a meet referee.

2017 Officials' Clinic - October 7, 2017

Concord Hilton - Concord
1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520

Join in at the annual Pacific Swimming Officials' Clinic on Saturday, October 7th at the Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM. The clinic will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and conclude around 4:00 PM.  

All Pacific Swimming Officials and those interested in becoming officials are welcome to attend.  Email Jennifer McKennan for more information: jenmckenn@hotmail.com.  Officials are required to work 8 sessions per year.

2017 Officials’ Clinic Schedule:

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Event Check-In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Clinic Opening with Mike Davis

9:45 am - 11:45 am:  AM Sessions

11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch served in Atrium & Courtyard Cabana

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  PM Session

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm: Closing Comments & Raffle

For full details and to register for the clinic visit: http://www.pacswim.org/members/zones/officials/officials-clinic


Head Officials

Head QSS Officials: TBD

Head of Zone 1 South Officials: Jennifer McKennan and Gary Arita

Head of Pacific Swimming Officials: Mike Davis


Thank You to Our Amazing QuickSilver Officials!

Officials are amazing--- they allow us to run swim meets and for our kids to be able to continue progressing in the sport.

QuickSilver is thankful that we have dedicated parents that have taken the time to help the team and become USA Swimming officials:

  • Csaba Andrejka
  • Marta Andrejka
  • Janet Bump
  • Wayne Burk
  • Catherine Ellacer
  • John Hannigan
  • Todd Hoefer
  • Phil Keslin
  • Gurpreet Kochar
  • Johnny Lam
  • Attila Lengyel
  • Dirk Olsen
  • Dianne Marsh
  • Rajani Sankarappan
  • Amy Sechrist
  • Siva Swaminathan
  • Kathy Tiddle
  • Vince Tsai
  • Lily You
  • Youngmi Woo
  • Brenda Zawatski