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Clinic Documents

Clinic Sign-in Sheet (.xls format)

Apprentice Forms for Clinics
Stroke & Turn
Timer
Starter
Deck Referee
Administrative Official-Referee 

Stroke & Turn
Clinic Outline
New Officials Checklist ST
Apprentice Officials USAS Membership Application
Stroke & Turn Guide to Officiating
Stroke & Turn Judge - The Professional

Chief Judge
Clinic Information
Apprentice Form
Deck Protocol
Officials Briefing
Officials Assignment
Officials Assignment for OTS


Timing Judge
Apprentice Form

Clinic Outline
Timing Judge Checklist

Apprentice Official USAS Membership Application
Timing Judge - Guide to Officiating
Verifying Times Guide

Starter

Apprentice Form
Clinic Outline
Starter - Guide to Officiating
Starter - The Professional
False Start Description
Timer's Briefing

Deck Referee
Apprentice Form
Clinic Outline
False Start Description
Deck Ref - Guide to Officiating
Deck Ref - The Professional

Deck Ref Presentation (.pdf converted from Power Point)
Safe Sport Checklist

Administrative Official-Referee
Apprentice Form
Clinic Outline
Administrative Referee - Guide to Officiating
Administrative Referee - The Professional
AO Description

Verifying Times Guide
Timing-tape example
Watch Time - backup screen comparison
Lane Malfunction Guide
AR/AO Mock Meet Info


Open Water
Officials Training Manual
Referee Training Manual

 

USAS Guide to Officiating - Complete Manual

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RE-CERT
1) Lochte IM kick rule -- going from breast to free legs; swimmers must be on their breast coming off the wall. They may NOT be on their backs and then flip over when they start the arm pulls. So when feet leave the wall, they must be past vertical toward the breast.

2) Butterfly arms -- simultaneous arms in and out of the water. If there is the gallop sound, they are non-simultaneous. CALL IT, even early in the season with the little ones. Underwater recovery -- from shoulder to wrist MUST break the surface. CALL IT, even early in the season with the little ones. We have been inconsistent through the years and we need to get better about it. Know it is heart-breaking to call it on the cute little one but we don't do them any good by not making the call. We merely confuse the child and make the coaches mad when we don't make the calls.

3) Breast stroke kick (multiple dolphin kicks) -- happens at two points: immediately at the start and at the turns and during the swim. At the start and turns, make sure it is propulsive (forceful). This call is pretty obvious. During the swim, when the feet close, it is more difficult. Speaking with officials from throughout our region (talk with folks who have officiated at nationals while I was at Zones) the indication is a second roil of water behind the feet when the kick is completed. Is a signal that there may be a forceful downward movement of the feet. Is a trigger that the official may want to observe the kick again to ensure the swimmer is within the bounds of the rules.

4) If have been in a position for a year, please consider moving up to the next level position. We always are in need of people to replace officials who leave the sport because their children no longer swim USA.

5) National certification -- Nothing more than what we do on the deck. But, if you work at away meets, is an indication to home officials that you know what you are doing.

 Medley Rules Change 9.2017