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Become an Official

To become a USA Swimming Official!
 

TO GET STARTED YOU FIRST NEED TO GO TO A STROKE AND TURN CLINIC

 

Five Reasons to Become an Official:

  1. You’ll be working with the greatest group of volunteers in all sports.
  2. You’ll be close to the action.
  3. The bleachers aren’t comfortable anyway!
  4. High satisfaction; low pay.
  5. It’s a great way to meet future Olympians—unless you already have one in your home
  6. Great food in hospitality
  7. You can’t beat the price!

We’re looking forward to seeing you on deck!

 

Becoming an USA Swim official

1 – Read more about it http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1506&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

2 – Attend a Stroke & Turn Clinic.  This will give you an idea the importance of parent participation as an Official.  When they are available these are posted on the North Texas Swimming website under the “Officials section”  http://www.ntswim.org/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=98212&team=ntslsc

3 – Do a background check, this will be the Level 2 check.  Here is the link, just follow the instructions for becoming an Official.  The initial background check will cost $39 but once completed you will be reimbursed, keep you receipt of payment.  http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1678&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

4 – Complete the Athlete protection education.  This will take about 45 minutes - 1 hour, no cost. http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1960&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

5 – Please go in and read through the 2014 USA Swimming Rules and start getting educated on the rules, this is a PDF file. Follow this link - http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1636&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US

Training resources: http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1509&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

6 – Take the Stroke & Turn Officials test and pass (Open Book) go to USA Swimming  > Testing & Certification http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1506&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

7 – Fill out Non- Athlete registration form http://www.ntswim.org/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=ntslsc&_stabid_=111169

Send to Lia Oberstar-Brown, once Background, Athlete Protection and Stroke & Turn clinic are completed. liabrownmustangs@yahoo.com

8 – Any questions please contact: Ron Weimer at Torew@verizon.net