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What do they do?

Officials hold positions such as: Meet Referee, Starter, Stroke Judge, Turn Judge, Stroke and Turn Judge, Finish Judge (also called Across the Board), and Relay Take-off Judges. In addition, the referee may assign a Chief Judge, Chief Timer/Scorer. Typically a chief judge is assigned at championship meets and USS meets. In addition to officiating at dual meets, you are also requested to volunteer your time at YMCA Championship meets.  In addition to officiating as a YMCA official you may take a separate certification course to become a USS official. USS certification allows you to officiate at USS meets (like Winterfest, Holiday Classic, etc.).