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How To and Videos for Officials

Stroke and Turn Judges and Officials Basics

Watch these USA Swimming videos as an introductory course to officiating.

  1. Freestyle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baQJzcnG3oQ
  2. Backstroke - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5IjKFBIY18
  3. Breaststroke - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZXUEfP-Agc
  4. Butterfly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ajQQQnSKQ0
  5. Individual Medley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w452d_ZcAA 
  6. Relays - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV2dAE0VXTE

 

You can shadow another official to learn and train during a swim meet.

Our "uniform" is a white shirt (usually a polo) and navy blue shorts. You'll get wet, so wear shoes that don't slip. Also recommended: a hat and sunglasses.

Don't worry. The job might seem like a lot to learn. It's an on-the-job training, and it will all make sense when you shadow another official around for a bit.

Watch: PWSL Referee, Starter and Computer clinics