The Casco Bay YMCA Stripers swim in two different leagues. The YMCA Swimming/ the Maine YMCA Swim League and USA Swimming/ Maine Swimming. The good thing is, they both use the same rule book.
A USA Swimming official can officiate a YMCA meet, but can not be the meet referee and there must be at least 1 YMCA official as the meet referee. A YMCA official can not officiate at a USA Swimming meet.
To become a YMCA official: you must take the YMCA officials course. Normally there is only one or two a year offered in October though December in the state of Maine. We will post and send out the dates when we get them at the beginning of October. The contact in Maine is Duffy Akerley. [email protected]
For more information on YMCA officiating http://www.ymcacompetitiveswim.org/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=112763&team=yusa
To become a USA official: in some ways is easier. However, there are more hoops to jump through. Here is a document to show how it is done http://www.maineswimming.org/mams/UserFiles/File/How%20To%20Become%20An%20Official.pdf
and the Maine Swimming Website on being a USA Swimming official. http://www.maineswimming.org/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=72850&team=mams
Please check the Maine Swimming website for clinic dates and we will try and post and send out dates as we get them as well.
The YMCA of Southern Maine will reimburse their officials for their expense. They also can be reimbursed by Maine Swimming for officiating at championship meets.
The contact for the officials for the Casco Bay YMCA Stripers is Brad Roland [email protected]