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CMSL Officials Training and Certification

For the 2021 Season, Officials ARE NOT required to have a current certification

Teams must provide two volunteers to officiate at each meet:

1) one starter; and

2) one stroke and turn judge

For the 2021 season, Officials ARE NOT required to register with the league

2021 Season Registration Guidance

  1. Officials with a current USA Swimming or YMCA certification that will be performing as a starter for a CMSL meet, SHOULD register with the league

  2. Officials with no certification that would like to take the online stroke and turn training for free MUST register with the league

  3. For league records to be valid, a USA Swimming Certified Starter, or YMCA Level 2 official, or Maryland Officials Club Official MUST officiate the meet and three stopwatch times must be recorded.

  4. All requests to schedule officials through Maryland Officials club must be forwarded via e-mail to Barry Schaub .  Requests will be filled in the order that they are received and must be received by June 1, 2021

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IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A CERTIFIED OFFICIAL

If you are already a certified official with USA Swimming or YMCA, and your certification is current, you SHOULD still register with the league before you officiate. 

IF YOU ARE NOT CERTIFIED

If you are not currently a certified official, and you would like to take the online training offered by CMSL for free, you MUST complete the CMSL registration process.  CMSL will provide up to 5 training keys for free to each team.

  1. Follow the link above to register with the league.
  2. Select no certification when you register.
  3. Within one week of registering, you will be sent a link and a training key for the officials certification training on StrokeandTurn.com 

Note: training invitations (links and registration keys) are not sent immediately upon registration. Invitations are generally sent once a week, on Thu or Fri of each week.

  1. You will be provided with a  2 hour training course and certification exam

Please direct all questions related to officials training and certification to [email protected]