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100% Volunteer Hours by Becoming a Stroke and Turn USA Official

Sep 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020
November, 1 2019
October 31, 2019
(this is a team hosted event)

Description

Support our Athletes and FULFILL YOUR FUNDRAISING HOURS
Become a Missouri Valley Stroke & Turn Official

ATTIRE: White Polo Shirt, Navy Shorts and White Tennis Shoes 

Why become an official?

  • Support an excellent sport for children and promote a healthy lifestyle for children.
  • You will gain a more thorough understanding of competitive swimming.
  • Fulfill your volunteer obligations. 
  • Get closer to the action; know what’s happening on deck with the “best seat” at the pool.
  • Get mentally and physically engaged during the meet rather than merely “spectating.”
  • Receive free admission and great hospitality during sessions officiated.

STEP 1: USA Swimming Registration

Part A : Complete the current year USA Swimming Non-Athlete Registration Form at MissouriValleySwimming.com .

    Choose CLUB AFFILIATION - KCSA

    Registering as - OFFICIAL

Cost is $74.00 – KCSA REIMBURSES , ONCE Steps 1-5 are completed … EMAIL Bonnie Boyles at bonnie@kcswimacademy.org.

 

All registrations are entered manually into the USA Swimming database. Depending on staff workload, it may take up to 72 hours until your information is added. 

 

Part B : Create an account at USASWIMMING.ORG as an official. You will need to have your own usa swimming account separate from your swimmer’s.

 

 

STEP 2:  USA Swimming Athlete Protection Policy

All Non-Athlete USA Swimming members, including Officials, must complete the following:

  • USA Swimming Criminal Background Check (regardless of any previous criminal background check you may have completed). There is a $39 fee for first-time officials. https://www.usaswimming.org/background-checks
  • PRIOR to taking your APT training you will need to set up an account on the USA Swimming Site.  Simply click Sign-In in the upper right hand part of the page.  You will also need to have completed your registration as a non-athlete member.  Please use the exact same name for registration, background check and APT.
  • Take the Athlete Protection Module course. https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/apt takes about 20 minutes.     

 

 

STEP 3:  Start Your Training

Take your USA Swimming Test: Complete USA Swimming’s on-line, open book test, “Stroke and Turn Certification Test”.  A stroke and Turn official will need to take both the Timer and S&T Judge test. 

 

STEP 4: Attend a Training Clinic     

Attend a Stroke & Turn Training Clinic. These are conducted in various locations throughout the LSC. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 AT ROELAND PARK 1-3:30PM ROOM 6. Email me if you have any questions and if you are able to attend this one.

 

STEP 5: CONCUSSION PROTOCOL TRAINING AT CDC https://headsup.cdc.gov (email Bonnie Boyles bonnie@kcswimacademy.org the certificate)

 

APPRENTICE ON DECK

The Stroke & Turn is required to work with a full status official for a minimum of six (6) meet sessions (not including Time Trials).  In order to provide the trainee with the opportunity to work with a number of experienced officials, these six or more meet sessions must be worked at a minimum of TWO DIFFERENT MEETS.  These work sessions shall be recorded in the Official’s Tracking System database via the USA Swimming official’s website by the meet referee.

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