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Swim Officials

SWIM OFFICIAL INFORMATION

Our club is in need of at least 10 parent volunteers who are willing to become a USA Swimming Official.

               

Historically, UASC has been a dominant force in central Ohio age group swimming. Over the last few years, a number of our swim club officials have had children "age out" of age group swimming as well as high school athletics.

Our club relies on our ability to run a minimum of three swim meets per year and cannot always depend upon the generosity of other local clubs.  Currently UASC has several club officials (Tom Trace, Tony Contakis, Joe Ray, Brian Campbell, Greg Moss, Jenn Hobbs, Jonathon McGee, Lisa Reisz, Mark Foster, Keith Darding, Tina Jones, and Ryan Martin) with age group swimmers. 

This is a great way to support your child/children and give back to the sport. To help entice you, the club has set up an incentive program which will help your reduce your overall swimming expenses once you have complete the minimum requirements.

Effective annually, the following list of incentives are offered to UASC members in good standing who, as approved by the UASC Board of Directors and UASC Officials’ Representative, commit and fully execute the duties of USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL (deck and administrative officials, non-apprentice).

These incentives are effective for the Short Course / Long Course seasons, (October 1st through September 30th or commencing for 12 months beyond apprenticeship) and are in addition to all Club-paid fees and dues necessary to be recognized as an approved USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL (all types listed below).

Upon completion of apprenticeship, incentives are effective immediately, but will be billed retroactively upon failure to fulfill the commitments listed below.

Deck Officials

A USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL who is involved in Deck activities are either a Deck Referee, Chief Judge, Starter, or Stroke & Turn official.

Those deck officials who complete the required apprenticeship period and become certified are expected to work at UASC-hosted meets.

Those who work a minimum of eight (8) sessions at a UASC-hosted meet (Golden Bear Invitational, Triple Crown Invitational, UA-hosted Regional Meet) between October and March shall be granted the following incentives:

  • Annual UASC registration fee shall be waived.
  • Event entry fees for each swimmer on the account at all UASC-hosted meets shall be waived.
  • Posted work requirements for all UASC-hosted meets shall be waived.

Those who work an additional four (4) sessions at a non-UASC home meet, shall be granted the additional incentive:

  • Event entry fees for each swimmer on the account at a non-UASC home meet shall be waived.

The purpose of this additional incentive is to promote reciprocity within the USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL community as other clubs need our UASC member deck officials to serve non-UASC decks from time to time.

Administrative Officials

A USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL who is involved in Administrative activities are either an Administrative Official or Clerk of Course.

Those administrative officials who complete the required apprenticeship period and become certified are expected to work at UASC-hosted meets. 

Those who work a minimum of eight (8) sessions at a UASC-hosted meet (Golden Bear Invitational, Triple Crown Invitational, UA-hosted Regional Meet) between October and March shall be granted the following incentives:

  • Annual UASC registration fee shall be waived.
  • Event entry fees for each swimmer on the account at all UASC-hosted meets shall be waived.
  • Posted work requirements for all UASC-hosted meets shall be waived.

For those who are certified as Administrative Officials, because of increased work responsibility at UASC-hosted events and limited session opportunities outside of the Club’s home venue, the additional incentive shall be granted:

  • Event entry fees for each swimmer on the account at a non-UASC home meet shall also be waived.

Additional Incentives

A USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL who actively represents our Club will also be afforded the following compensation:

  • Annual Membership fee with Ohio Swimming, Inc.
  • USA Swimming Background Check fee (reimbursed directly from Ohio Swimming, Inc.).
  • Annual certification/recertification clinic fee.

Other travel and/or expenses incurred by the USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL are NOT compensated by the Club. 

Please click on this link to learn more about this program.  If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Tony Contakis.