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HOW TO BECOME A USA SWIMMING CERTIFIED STROKE AND TURN OFFICIAL

Updated 8/1/2016
 

Attend New Stroke & Turn Clinic

USA Swimming Non-Athlete Membership Application  (PDF)

  • Once certified - Complete and submit, with payment, to KY Swimming (address is on form)

  • Some teams submit and provide payment.Check with your Officials’ Rep or Coach as to your teams procedure

Complete Background Check

  • You have 60 days to complete the Background Check on the usaswimming.org website.After this time, you will not be able to apprentice until after the Background Check has been completed.

  • Background Check procedure can be found on the Officials page on the kylsc.org website.

  • There is a fee to complete the Background Check.

Complete Athlete Protection Training

  • You have 60 days to complete the Athlete Protection Training on the usaswimming.org website.After this time, you will not be able to apprentice until after the Athlete Protection Training has been completed.

  • Athlete Protection Training procedure can be found on the Officials page on the kylsc.org website.

View USA Swimming Instruction Video

  • NOTE: Rule change not found in video – hands stacked at the touch in breaststroke and butterfly

Take Certification Stroke and Turn/Timer test

  • Take on-line at usaswimming.org(You can download the Rules and Regulations PDF, located on the About tab)

  • Go to usaswimming.org; set up an account and log-in

  • Select MEMBER RESOURCES from the menu at top of page, then select OFFICIALS

  • From the Official’s page, select TESTING & CERTIFICATION from the menu on left

  • Select ONLINE OFFICIALS TEST from menu on left

  • Follow instructions to sign-in; download Timing Judge Test Chart

  • Select CERTIFICATION STROKE & TURN/TIMER

Apprentice 4 Sessions

  • Inform Meet Referee of your intention to apprentice, contact info found in the meet information

  • Attend stroke briefing 30 minutes prior to each session – SIGN IN

  • MUST have Apprentice Verification Form filled out for each session

  • Appentice with various ages/levels of swimmers

  • Wear white top, khaki bottoms, white shoes

  • Submit completed Apprentice Verification Form

  • Keep a copy for yourself

  • Scan or take a photo and email to Officials’ Chair, Gary Mans, gary.mans@louisville.edu

Join KYOFFICIALS YAHOO email group

Receive Credentials  (Must have TWO cards)

  • USA Swimming Membership Card (DOES NOT indicate you are a certified official)

  • Can also be downloaded on Deck Pass on usaswimming.org

  • Kentucky Swimming Official Certification Card(INDICATES you are a certified official)

  • Can also be downloaded on Officials Tracking System on usaswimming.org

Display Credentials

  • Wear all credentials when on deck

Timely Completion

                        Complete entire process in 1 calendar year

Resources

  • KYLSC.ORG Officials page.New Official Info found on dropdown menu

  • USASWIMMING.ORG – member resources > officials

  • Other officials

  • The “Professional” Stroke & Turn

    • Found on the USA Swimming website under Education and Training Resources

    • Guide to Officiating, Chaper 5 Stroke & Turn

      • Found on the USA Swimming website under Education and Training Resources.

      • Instructions for OTS found on usaswimming.org > member resources > officials > officials tracking system > scroll to bottom and click on OTS User Guide: Officials