Fall Officials Training

We are reaching out today to let you all know that the dates for the fall clinics have been posted. Illinois Swimming has lost a good number of officials in recent years, and the Officials Committee is working hard to try to increase those numbers. We are not only looking to bring in new officials into the fold, we are also looking at helping our current officials progress and add on certifications such as starter or referee. One of the positive things that came out of COVID is that we have moved our training to a virtual format. Participants sign up, watch some pre-webinar videos, then attend a webinar that will last 90 minutes for stroke and turn and admin, 2 hours for starter, and three hours for referee. All information that prospective officials will need, including webinar dates as well as USA Swimming requirements, can be found at Please share this information with your organization.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Steve Fidanze if you have any questions about the certification process. Thank you for all that you do for Illinois Swimming.


Tim Krull - [email protected]

Steve Fidanze - [email protected]