Stroke & Turn Judges

VSL Stroke & Turn Certification

We rely on parent volunteers to serve as Stroke & Turn judges. 


  1. Become certified any one of several ways outlined below.

  2. Shadow a veteran parent at a meet to learn some of the nuances of the task.

  3. Sign-up to serve for one half of one meet at a time.

  4. Learn as you go.

All VSL Stroke & Turn judges must be certified by attending one of two VSL clinics: TBA 2021

  • In addition to parent volunteers, meet directors & at least one adult coach from each team is required to attend one of the clinics.

There are two exemptions to participation in a clinic: 

  • If an S&T official worked at least two meets last year, they may re-certify at online via, which costs $25. If you plan to do this, please alert VSL Referee Beth Arnold. Also, please click VALLEY SWIM LEAGUE under League for a copy of the results to be sent to the VSL.

  • Existing USA Swimming, or YMCA certification. If you are USA Swimming, or YMCA certified, please alert VSL Referee Beth Arnold.

  • VHSL certification does NOT qualify for VSL certification.

Here is the link to the 2017 USA Swimming Rulebook:

For more information, please contact the Westover Waves head of Stroke & Turn Judges