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Jul 6, 2020 - AMS Officials' Chair Nominees
The AMS Officials' Chair Self-Nominations closed on Friday July 3, 2020. Click the links below to read the Nominee Bios. Nominees: DONNA BEYERL SCOTT WILSHIRE Single use voting keys will be s...
Jun 26, 2020 - Tech Suit Restriction for 12-and-Under Swimmers
USA Swimming Announces new Tech Suit Restriction for 12-and-Under Swimmers, effective September 1, 2020 1
Mar 11, 2020 - Health and Safety
Mar 11, 2020 - Safe Sport Education/Communication on Megan's Law
Dear AMS Officials, I would like to share with you information that the AMS Safe Sport Chair, Michelle Bernard, shared with Club Presidents, Club Meet Directors and Club Safe Sport Chairs and the AMS ...
Dec 31, 2019 - PLEASE CHECK YOUR OFFICIALS' CREDENTIALS!
PLEASE CHECK YOUR OFFICIALS' CREDENTIALS! USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION: Please make sure that you have renewed your USA Swimming membership. They all expire at the end of 2019 and require forms to be f...
Nov 15, 2019 - Thank You to AMS Officials!
Oct 3, 2019 - Swimsuit Rules Clarification
As many of you are aware, in September a high school swimming official applied an NFHS rule at a high school contest in Alaska resulting in the disqualification of a swimmer based on nonconformance wi...
Sep 19, 2019 - Suspension of Swimmer Dress Code Enforcement
In light of issue in Alaska high school swimming, which has had extensive news coverage, the AMS Swimmer Dress Code Policy is under review by the Governance Committee. For the protection of our offici...
Sep 4, 2019 - Links for Concussion Training
Links for Concussion Training: National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports ? http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000 Centers for Disease Control ...
Aug 30, 2019 - New Certification Requirement - Concussion Protocol Training
New Certification Requirement - Concussion Protocol Training This requirement is new for all coaches and officials in 2020. Though several states have previously passed concussion education requiremen...
Aug 30, 2019 - Heads Up Goggles Not Valid for Competition
Heads Up Goggles Not Valid for Competition The great news is that there are folks who are always looking for ways to enhance or improve athletes? performance. One new piece of equipment are goggles ...
Aug 28, 2019 - AMS Officials 2019-2020 Short Course Meet Sign Up
The Official's Sign-Up for the 2019-2020 Short Course season is now available for the beginning of the season. Sanctioned meets will continue to be added. As in the past, the meet sign up is a "one s...
Jul 30, 2019 - AMS Swimmer Dress Code
Swimmer Dress Code Swimsuits worn at competition must be nontransparent and conform to the current concepts of the appropriate. Officials - Officials are NEVER permitted to discuss this with the at...
Dec 16, 2014 - New Minimum Sessions Required to Maintain AMS Official Certification
The AMS Officials Committee has recommended to the AMS Board (approval pending) that the AMS Operating Procedures be revised to increase to the number of minimum sessions AMS Officials have to work ov...
Dec 4, 2014 - On Deck Training
The AMS Officials Committee has been discussing our training regimen for Officials. Certainly, we have minimum standards promulgated by USA Swimming that we must follow but it's up to the LSC to deter...
Oct 30, 2014 - AMS Officials Uniform Policy Adopted
At the last meeting of the AMS Officials Committee a formal AMS Uniform Policy was adopted, effectively immediately. The following AMS Official?s dress code has been developed so that all officials ca...
Sep 11, 2014 - Required Concussion training for Referees, Starters and Chief Judges
The following policy was adopted by the AMS Officials Committee at the September 8, 2014 meeting... The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed into law, effective July 1, 2012, legislation that provides ...
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