2016 Officials Recertification Clinics
with Dan McAllen, USA Swimming
(For certification starting January 1, 2017)
Dates, Times, & Locations
There is a $10 charge for these recert clinics - payable by check to WI Swimming the day of the recert.
Saturday, October 1 - 8:30 -11:30 AM
Madison Area (Location: James Madison Memorial H.S. - Madison)
Check-in starts at: 8:00 AM
Saturday, October 1 - 1:30-4:30 PM
Fox Valley Area (Location: DOWNTOWN Y - Oshkosh) **NOTE LOCATION CHANGE**
Check-in starts at: 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 2 - 8:30-11:30 AM
Pewaukee Area (Location: Aurora Summit, Draper Hall)
Check-in starts at: 8:00 AM
Dan McAllen is a member of the USA Swimming Board of Directors. He has help many different positions including VP of Program Operations and Rules and Regulations Chair. He was also part of the rewritten Stroke and Turn videos recently. Dan has a vast knowledge of USA swimming, mentioning, current issues, and national certification. Please join us!
Please remember a $10 is due for the clinic - Checks Payable to WI Swimming
Can't make a recert clinic?? - No Problem! Here are other options for recertifying.
OQM Recertification - If in the past year (January 1-December 31, 2016) you have attended an OQM (at least 75% of the sessions) AND received a favorable evaluation FOR ANY POSITION you have meet your recertification requirement.
Starter / Referee Clinic - if you would like to upgrade your certification to the starter / referee level you may sign-up for a starter / referee clinic instead of attending a recert clinic.
Online Tests - you also can take the equivalent USA tests for recertification.
AO- Take Recertification Administrative Official
ST- Take Recertification Stroke & Turn / Timer
SR- Take Recertification Starter & Recertification Referee
How many sessions do I need to recertify?
Admin Officials need 4 sessions, one as an Admin Official (January 1-December 31, 2016)
Stroke and Turn officials need 4 sessions (January 1-December 31, 2016)
Starter/Referees need 6 sessions (January-December 31, 2016)
If you are recertifying in SR & AO or ST & AO one session need to come from AO
**Remember sessions must be completed at two different meets**
What if I don't have enough sessions?
There is still time! Sessions worked through December 31, 2016 count for this certification period.
How do I find my # of sessions worked?
Go to USA swimming's website
Login and access OTS (Officials Tracking System)
Go to My History
Enter 9 in the two boxes at the top and click refresh
You will now see all meets session since January 2016.
What if I can't make a recert clinic?
See above for ways to recetify without attending a clinic.
If I took a clinic in 2016, do I need to come to a recert clinic?
It is strongly recommended you attend a recert clinic, however if you took a certification clinic (Stroke & Turn or Starter / Referee) since January 1, 2016 - you are not required to attend a recert clinic.
2017 Certification Process
3. Check your Background & APT status in OTS (update all that do not expire 12/31/2017 or later)
4. Officials will not be updated in OTS until all recertification requirements have been meet