Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics
Value Beyond the Water
Become an Official
Being an official is a great way to get involved in your swimmer's life and the sport, so thank you! You learn rules about swimming and what makes a meet work. The time will pass by much faster when you're involved. And, you will be on deck helping the sport improve.
Some quick links:
Steps to becoming an official:
First - Visit this link for a run down of what to expect.
Metro Swimming Officials intro sheet
Second - Get some officials' clothing. White shoes that can get wet, navy shorts, pants or skirt, and a white collared shirt. Pool decks are warm so many officials have shorts and short-sleeved polo shirts year-round.
Metro Swimming Apparel
Third - Contact Metro Swimming's Official Chair to find an online Stroke and Turn clinic and enroll. Stroke and Turn is your initial role as an official.
Fourth - Fill out and submit the apprentice registration form.
Metro Swimming Apprentice Form
Fifth - Fill out and submit the "non-athlete" registration form to Coach Jeff for processing at AGUA (Asphalt Green, 555 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128. This is submitted after 6 apprentice sessions and approval from AGUA referees and Mark Amodio.
Metro Swimming Non-Athlete Form
Sixth - Tests and background check.
Finally, sign up in an officiating slot for the AGUA job sign-up for any meet that you intend to work/train, and respond to the scheduling email sent by Rachel, Charles and Sharon. We generally gather in the coaches' office 45 minutes before the start of each session. You should join that meeting. Volunteers will walk around and supply you with water during the meet session. Of course, you can take restroom breaks as needed. Now, get out on the deck!
If there are any questions, please contact Coach John.