Officials Training


Parents: visit!  Recommended for Stroke & Turn judges, referees, and anybody who just wants a better understanding of swimming! Complete the course, print your certificate, and the customary 2 hour S & T training session is reduced to about 1/2 hour of highlights and Q&A. Read all about it: Introduction_to_StrokeAndTurnCom.doc.

The RSL is also offering several training courses in 2017:

        Saturday, May 20 @ 9am - Massad YMCA 

  • Wednesday, May 24 @ 7pm - Spotsylvania YMCA
  • Thursday, June 1 @ 6:30pm - Aquia Harbor
  • Saturday, June 3 @ 9am - Fawn Lake
  • Saturday, June 10 @ 9am - Hampton Oaks
  • Thursday, June 15 @ 6pm - Hopyard

Volunteers for referee, starter, stroke and turn judge, clerk of course, head scorer and head timer must undergo Rappahannock Swim League (RSL) officials training or be certified by USA Swimming or Virginia High School League (VHSL) in the same position. For all positions except referee, volunteers must be re-certified every two years; referees must be re-certified annually. ⇑ Read More 

Stroke and turn training can be done at Upon completion, you need to bring your certificate to one of the training sessions and the RSL rules will be reviewed. Referees must attend yearly training. ***Training is required for referee, starter, stoke & turn judge, head timer, clerk of course, and recorder/scorer. Qualified USA Swimming/VHSL officials must still register with RSL and complete familiarization with RSL specific rules and procedures. Training forms and manuals are available at . Please see Volunteer Coordinator or another board member for additional information. 

For more information on RSL training please visit their website:Rappahannock Swim League