April 10, 2018
OUR CLUB IS IN NEED OF NEW USA SWIMMING OFFICIALS
Becoming a USA Swimming Official is another way you can help out UASC and the sport. It is easy!
- You are trained by current officials
- You are helped with a USA Swimming Test which is completed on-line (open book)
- You apprentice alongside a certified official before you are permitted to officiate by yourself.
- You will be confident in your abilities and your knowledge before you need to make your first “DQ.”
Why should I become an official?
- Officiating fulfills your work requirements for UASC hosted swim meets
- You get to know the coaches and officials from other clubs
- The club will reimburse you for your initial certification (paying your membership in USA Swimming)
- You can drastically lower your family’s entry fees!
Become a certified stroke and turn judge NOW!
1. Register as an Ohio Swimming, Inc. Official. (This will make you a member of Ohio Swimming and USA Swimming)
2. Complete the website registration on usaswimming.org.
- Please go to https://www.usaswimming.org/register
3. Complete the background check (BGC).
- Please go to https://www.usaswimming.org/background-checks
4. Attend one Official's Clinic offered by Ohio Swimming, Inc. The next clinic is offered:
Sunday, May 6th.
Registration - 9:00 am
General Meeting - 9:30 am
$6.00 per Official
Carriage Place Community Center
4900 Sawmill Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
New Officials - A PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and a short movie will satisfy one of the necessary clinic requirements in order to become a USA Swimming Apprentice Official.
5. Complete the athlete protection training course (APT).
6. Complete the following online test with a grade of at least 80% - Stroke & Turn/Timer
- Please go to https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/officials/officials-online-testing
- Stroke & Turn/Timer Test – Date Completed _______________ Score _________
7. Shadow an OSI Stroke & Turn Mentor at four or more sessions, over at least two meets. Sometimes working more than four sessions will be needed to achieve proficiency in all skills. Of the four mentoring sessions, at least two sessions must be with two different Mentors.
8. Certification must be completed within one year from date of initial clinic.
If you have any questions, please contact Tony Contakis via this e-mail link or speak to him at a UASC swim practice.