CRUZ Partners
Become an Official
Becoming an OFFICIAL is easy, fun and extremely helpful to our sport & team.
  • Speak with an Official at the "Timing Trailer" at any meet
    Request to: "shadow as an Official for a few hours"
  • Attend a training clinic (free)
  • Acquire a Background check via USA Swimming (there is a small fee for this 2year credential, however you will be reimbursed if you become a registered Official)
Only choose Option 1 if you're a new official. Otherwise, use Option 2. 
For reimbursement, read the section on "Background Checks for Officials"
  • Pay for a Non-Athlete/Officials Pacific Swimming registration (this must be renewed annually)
  • Track all time spent officiating***
***CRUZ will honor time volunteered as an official at CRUZ attended meets.