2013 PreSeasonUpdate

2013 Preseason Update

In this Update:

Midlakes Officials Training Schedule

2013 Returning Officials Training

USA Swimming Officials Training


We are just 2 short weeks away from the beginning of our season and the first Official's Training session.  I'm looking forward to seeing you there - and please pass along this information to any new prospective officials at your club.

Midlakes Officials Training Schedule

The following are the dates, times and locations for this year's officials trainings (you only need to pick one to attend).  Keep in mind that the first 2 hours are for everyone, the 3rd hour is for referees/starters.  If your club is hosting a Divisional Champs (B-Champs), it is important that your head official attend the entire training.  Any official, new or returning, is welcome at these sessions.

Wednesday May 22 6-9pm Newport Hills
Tuesday May 28 6-9pm Newport Hills
Thursday June 6 6-9pm Mercerwood Shore Club

Per Midlakes By-Laws, all officials are required to attend one training session per year.  Returning officials who cannot attend the designated returning officials session are welcome to attend any other session.  Please mark your calendar now for one of those sessions!

2013 Returning Officials Training

As in prior years, a "returning officials" session has been scheduled for Saturday June 1 9am-12noon at Samena.  Please note, this session is ONLY for:

  • experienced Midlakes officials
  • those who attended Officials Training last year

If an individual missed training last year (but did officiate during the 2012 season), they may attend with notification to me from their club's coach or volunteer coordinator attesting to their participation as an official.  If you have any questions about your status, please contact me so I can confirm that you are on the list.

USA Swimming Officials Training

If you have thought about becoming a certified official with USA Swimming, please let me know.  There will likely be some opportunities coming up - and if there's enough interest from Midlakes folks, we can put together our own session.

Thanks for your involvement in support of swimming and let me know if you have any questions.  If you no longer are participating in Midlakes, please let me know and I'll remove you from this distribution list.


Scott Allen

Officials Chair

Midlakes Swim League