September 24, 2021
YMCA Swim Meets require the help of trained volunteer swim officials. Please consider becoming an official or recertifying as an official.
We will host Swim Officials training at Greater Johnstown Community YMCA on Saturday October 9(Scroll down for Level 1 and Level 2 details)SWIM OFFICIALS CLINICSSaturday October 9, 2021 (Level 1 or Level 2)Greater Johnstown Community YMCA100 Haynes StJohnstown, PA 15901Fee per student: $40.00 (See Clinic Registration for payment details)Level 1 Clinic 8:00 AM to 12:30 PMThis course is designed to train participants as swim officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Stroke and Turn Judge, Relay Take-off Judge, Place Judge and Timer. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the facilities requirements for a meet, swimmer eligibility, and the roles of Chief Judge, Starter and Referee. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.Register for Level 1 Clinic (CLICK HERE)Level 2 Clinic 1:00 PM to 5:30 PMThis course is designed to certify or recertify participants to be Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key roles of the official. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.
Course participants desiring initial certification must have been a fully certified YMCA Level I or USA-S official for at least one year. In addition, they must provide a copy of their YMCA Level I Certification or USA-S Official designation and documentation that they have served a minimum of 8 sessions as a fully certified YMCA and/or USA-S Swim Official.
Course participants intending to use this program to recertify as YMCA Level II officials must provide documentation that they have served a minimum of 12 sessions over the prior three-year certification period.Register for Level 2 Clinic (CLICK HERE)