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Become an Official

Become a Swimming Official

South Carolina Swimming (SCS) is a Local Swim Committee (LSC) operating under the direction of USA Swimming. SCS-LSC welcomes all interested individuals to consider becoming a USA Swimming official.

SCS-LSC establishes and maintains requirements for certification in South Carolina, and details and regular updates are available on their website. 

There are many ways to serve as a meet official, ranging from lane timer (minimum age of 11 years and mandatory pre-meet briefing) to administrative official (e.g., clerk of course, scoring personnel), stroke and turn judge, starter and meet referee. Except for a lane timer, all positions require completion of:

  1. LSC Non-Athlete Officials Membership Application
  2. Level 2 Background Check
  3. USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training
  4. South Carolina Swimming Stroke and Turn Clinic, or Administrative Official Clinic (no cost)
  5. Stroke and Turn or Administrative Official Apprenticeship