This course is designed to certify or recertify participants to be
Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of
Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the
specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior
to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the
facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming
various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key
roles of the official. Successful completion of a written
examination is required to pass the course.
participants desiring initial certification must have been a fully
certified YMCA Level I or USA-S official for at least one year.
In addition, they must provide a copy of their YMCA Level I
Certification or USA-S Official designation and documentation that
they have served a minimum of 8 sessions as a fully certified YMCA
and/or USA-S Swim Official.
Course participants intending to use this program to recertify as
YMCA Level II officials must provide documentation that they have
served a minimum of 12 sessions over the prior three-year