Mentoring an Apprentice Official~~ have you wondered what to do if you're asked to mentor an official? Click on this document. It'll give you some pointers.
NEW!!!! TRAINING GUIDE FOR MEET MANAGER
For a 'workbook' to help use the meet manager please click here
EVEN NEWER! OFFICIALS TRAINING VIDEOS FROM USA SWIMMING! CLICK HERE
On August 23, 2015, the FINA Technical Swimming Committee provided the following interpretation of FINA rule SW 9.1 (Medley Swimming):
“FINA Technical Committee Medley Interpretation
According to SW 9.1 each of the strokes must cover one quarter (1/4) of the distance. Being on the back when leaving the wall for the freestyle portion of the medley is covering more than one quarter of the distance in the style of backstroke and is, therefore, a disqualification. Backstroke swimming is only defined as being on the back.”
The Technical Swimming Committee provided the following additional clarification. Being in a position towards the back and moving through the water after a swimmer leaves the wall constitutes performing backstroke.
Effective immediately, the above interpretation shall be in effect as it pertains to USA Swimming Rule 101.5.2.
Online Tests Not Available April 15-30
- April 2018 Notice: This is the annual reminder that the Foundations of Coaching tests and online officials' tests will be disabled 4/15 - 4/30 to update them for this year's rulebook (tests in progress can be finished but new tests cannot be started during this time).
HERE ARE SOME GREAT DOCUMENTS AT YOUR DISPOSAL.
Guidelines to Meet Marshals
Safety Card Checklist Marshals - .pdf
Safety Card Checklist Marshals - Word .doc
Safety Card Checklist Referees - .pdf
Safety Card Checklist Referees - Word .doc
The Swimming Official - 10 Points of a Self-Evaluation
What is a False Start?
The "Professional" Official--great reading!!
Stroke and Turn