KISL Officials

KISL Officials Training Resources

Currently Certified KISL Officials

KISL rules require that all persons serving as Referee, Starter, or Stroke & Turn Judge be certified by KISL in that position.  To that end, KISL holds a number of officials training clinics at the beginning of each season, and supports a testing facility for those wishing to be certified. 

2019 KISL Officials Clinics Schedule   updated October 04, 2019

In addition to clinic attendance the candidate must successfully complete the certification test for the position(s) they wish to be certified for.  Below are the KISL Officials Clinic Handout and the tests for Referee, Starter and Stroke & Turn Judge.  It is suggested that the candidate first download and complete the written test, then transfer their answers to the online test.  Click on the "Online Test Link" and you will be transferred to the appropriate test. Once you complete the online test you will immediately see your results, please print this page for your records,  Within a day or two, your name will be added to the list of certified officials that may be viewed by clicking on the 'High School' tab.

Persons currently certified as Referee, Starter or Stroke&Turn Judge by either USA Swimming or GKAISA may be qualified for certification as a KISL official.  Those persons should contact Tom Schumann ( or 865.806.2150) to determine whether special certification requirements may apply.


2019 KISL Officials Clinic Handout


KISL Officials Certification Tests

Referee Certification Test          Online Test Link         Download Written Test

Starter Certification Test               Online Test Link            Download Written Test

Stroke & Turn Certification Test    Online Test Link        Download Written Test



USA Swimming Training Resources

Stroke & Turn Training Videos (2007 versions) - youtube

Officials Training Videos (2015 versions) - usa swimming


NFHS Training Resources

2019-20 Best Practices - Disability Swimming & Diving

2019-20 Best Practices - Finish Rules

2019-20 - Uniform Rules

2019-20 - Comments on Rules

2019-20 - Points of Emphasis

2019-20 NFHS Swimming Officials Guidelines Manual

2019-20 NFHS Diving Officials Guidelines Manual