By clicking our Official's tab you have just completed the most difficult requirement on becoming an OFFICIAL!!

To become an Official, no previous experience is required.  In fact, you don't even have to have a swimming background yourself.  An enjoyment from watching our kids swim competitively is the only prerequisite..... 


To all returning PCY Tigersharks Officials, we sincerely thank you & appreciate your past Officiating at our PCY Swim Meets. This year we’ve decided to enhance communication among the Officials Group through this page.


Here are a few great reasons to become a PCY Swimming Official:

1. Being on deck at swim meets gives you the best "seat " at the meet

2. Learn and understand the subtleties of the sport: stroke technique, meet preparations & procedures

3. Free Heat Sheet

4. Fun way to satisfy PCY Tigersharks Meet Volunteer Requirement

5. Training is self-paced; materials provided with reimbursement of any certification fees

6. Rewarding way to get involved

7. Opportunity to Officiate at away meets

8. Our "apprentice" approach will give you ample opportunity to partner-on-deck with an experienced  official.  You decide when your ready to Officiate "solo".



Ready to move forward?


It's EASY:


Step 1)

Register yourself on the YMCA Swimming link below:

YMCA Swimming Registration


Step 2)

Take a few minutes to check out some of the YMCA Officials Resources on the YMCA Swimming Site:

YMCA Officials


Step 3)

Review the on-line Official's Certification Test.'s "open-book" and done at your own pace!  

Official's Certification Test is found at the following link:

YMCA Officials


Step 4)

Attend one informative Official's Clinic that's offered a few times during the year.  

Click on the following link to learn about and sign up to attend the next Level I & II YMCA Swim Official's Clinic:

YMCA Swim Official's Clinic October 14, 2015

You can attend an Official's Clinic after you Register and take the Certification Test.


Want more information, or have some specific questions about Officiating?  Email me, Steve Connock, directly at


For those returning Officials seeking further certification please click on the following links to learn about upcoming Clinics:

October 11, 2015 Starter / Referee Clinic

October 14, 2015 Fall Officials Clinic

April 17, 2016 House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting 



Education, Training & Reference


"Da Rules"

Here are a few quick links on "Rules and Regulations:


USA Swimming Rules and Regulations

FINA Medley Interpretation-9/8/15

Breaststroke / Butterfly Separate Hands Interpretation



The new USA Swimming Official's Training Videos have just been released.

There are 6 videos in the series and you can view them at the link below:


USA Swimming Official's Training Videos


If you prefer, click on the following link to download the videos:


USA Swimming Official's Training Videos "DOWNLOAD"


These videos are a great way to review

all four strokes, relays, and individual medley!



Check back to your "Official's" page often as we will post additional beneficial resources including more training videos, upcoming Official's Clinics, along with many other topics.



Click on the link below to read a very creative Rhyme to help get us in shape as we fast approach the 2015 Meet Season:

A Stroke Briefing in Rhyme

By John C. Gagliardo

(With sincerest apologies to Dr. Seuss and real poets everywhere)




The PCY TIGERSHARKS OFFICIALS group is using to communicate.  

You can click on the following link: Wiggio

Once you complete the quick Wiggio registration, you can select those PCY Meets you can Officiate as well as communicate with other PCY Officials and access resources / information for Officials.

Please note you will still need to do the usual PCY Jobs Sign Ups through our PCY TIGERSHARKS website.