Becoming an official is a great way to learn the sport, contribute to the team, and help swimmers improve. Most meets require 13 officials per session to run smoothly. Since most meets have 4 sessions over 2 days, that's 52 officiating slots per meet!
There are different types of positions, so you're sure to find something that appeals to you:
- Wet Deck Officials - stroke and turn judges (can advance to chief judge, starter and referee)
- Dry Deck Officials - timing equipment operators, timing judges and recorders
You receive training and are required to pass a test and shadow an experienced official until you are ready to do it on your own. What do you have to lose?
Please contact Harold Baker (229-8662) if you think you're interested or have any questions.