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Oct 15, 2019 - Officials Clinics
We are pleased to announce several officials clinics in the next couple of weeks. South Fayette Aquatic Club will host a stroke & turn clinic on Wednesday, October 16 th at 6:30 pm and will be ...
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...
Jun 14, 2016 - Interpretation of USAS Rule 102.8.1E
There has been much confusion about alllowable (and not) types of tapes permitted to be worn by swimmers in competition. This has been further confused by the fact that the NFHS and NCAA rules are not...
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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