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Sep 22, 2017 - AMS Officials 2017-2018 Short Course Meet Sign Up
The Official's Sign-Up for the 2017-2018 Short Course season is now available. As in the past, the meet sign up is a "one stop" place to sign up for meets for the entire short course season. You can m...
Sep 21, 2017 - 2018 Apprentice Official Application
The 2018 Apprentice Official application is now available. Click HERE to complete the on-line form. The form can also be found on the Officials Web Site under "Officials Forms" and on the AMS Web Si...
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...
Oct 23, 2015 - Reminder About Recertification
A reminder about AMS Officials recertification requirements...many officials have yet to recertify. Every three years, AMS Officials must recertify for the officials positions that they hold. Our curr...
Oct 2, 2015 - USA Swimming Registration Cards Will Not be Issued for 2016
As you all know, it has been AMS' practice to issue a new USA Swimming non-athlete Official member card upon successful registration each year. The card showed that you were currently a non-athlete me...
Aug 22, 2015 - AMS Swimposium
AMS will once again be co-sponsoring (with USA Swimming) a Swimposium on September 19, 2015 at Mt. Lebanon High School . As part of the AMS Swimposium, we will have a mandatory officials meeting with...
May 18, 2015 - A Great Learning Experience...Again!
There must be something in the air at The Classic hosted annually by JCCS. Four years ago, a very interesting call was reviewed in theory (no call had been made but it was interesting enough that we r...
Apr 19, 2015 - Donna Beyerl Named AMS' Jamy Pfister Official of the Year
The 2015 "Jamy Pfister Official of the Year" is Donna Beyerl! Donna has been an official for a long time and works more sessions than anyone in AMS. In fact, she worked 20 meets and 70 sessions during...
Apr 8, 2015 - New and Improved AMS Officials Sign Up for LC Meets
As a result of discussions at our Referee Roundtable last night, we've modified the AMS Officials sign up to allow for better management of the meets and our volunteer officials who have signed up to ...
Mar 25, 2015 - New LSC Guidelines for Deck Changing
In September 2014, the USA Swimming House of Delegates changed the sanctioning requirements, as follows... 202.2 REQUIREMENTS FOR SANCTION ? Sanctions are issued, withheld or withdrawn in accordance w...
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...
Oct 16, 2014 - Allegheny Mountain Men of Movember
Our good friend and fellow AMS Official, Scott Pauley, has been involved with an organization that focuses on men?s health, including raising money for prostate cancer and testicular cancer research t...
Oct 15, 2014 - AMS Officials Committee Announces a New Award
At its last meeting, the AMS Officials Committee unanimously approved the creation of the Jamy Pfister Official of the Year Award, established to annually recognize an AMS Official who has contributed...
Oct 10, 2014 - New Approach to Meet Session Sign Ups for Officiating Coming Soon
The AMS Officials Committee has now instituted, beginning with the BPR Mini/Xmas Qualifier (November 22-23) and thereafter, a centralized place for officials to go and sign up to work at meets. This s...
Oct 8, 2014 - Observers Needed for Pitt Invite 11/21-23
Pitt has requested that we provide observers for their upcoming Pitt Invite being held at Trees Pool on 11/21-23. As you know, in order for their swimmers' times to be entered into the SWIMS database,...
Oct 1, 2014 - Application to Officiate - 2014 Christmas Meet
With the start of the new Short Course season, we look ahead toward December where the 2014 Christmas Meet Invitational will once again be a Officials Qualifying Meet (QM14-146). As you know, this is ...
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 ...
Sep 4, 2014 - New seamless ordering of AMS Officials nametags!
Effective immediately, there is a change in the way we order nametags in AMS. As many of you know, in past years (for as long as I can remember) we sent out nametag orders once or twice a year and the...
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