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Become an Official


WE WANT YOU to join us and have some fun!

In order for our program to survive and thrive in the Pacific Swimming community we need volunteers to become certified USA Swimming Officials.

Your child's future in swimming depends upon volunteer parents who help run sanctioned meets where our swimmers post their times.

SPLASH has the equipment and manpower (90+ member families) to host meets however it is not possible until we can supply our own USA?Swimming Officials.

Becoming an Official is not difficult but it does require a willingness to help and a commitment to follow through.
 

Benefits/Procedure for Becoming an Official in Pacific Swimming

Benefits of Becoming an Official

  1. 1)  Gain a more thorough understanding of swimming in particular, and sports in general.

  2. 2)  Help support a sport that promotes a healthy lifestyle for our children.

  3. 3)  Become involved in the meet both mentally and physically rather than merely spectating.

  4. 4)  Fulfill volunteer requirements for your club.

  5. 5)  Get closer to the competition.

  6. 6)  Receive great hospitality.

Getting Started

1) Attend Training Clinic

  • Attend a beginning Stroke & Turn training clinic. The clinic requires approximately 4 hours and includes discussions and a USA Swimming produced video tape on judging strokes, turns and relay takeoffs.

  • Pacific Swimming conducts clinics throughout the year at various locations. Contact your Zone Officials

    Chair for the location and date of the next training clinic in your zone. If you want to host a clinic at your club, contact your Zone Officials chair to schedule a date and time.

    2) Get on the Deck Training

New Stroke & Turn judges typically work a minimum of four sessions at a minimum of two different meets, “shadowing” experienced officials. To get on-deck training, report to the officials’ briefing, this is typically about 30 minutes before the start of the meet session. Trainees are welcome at any CBA meet, but generally not at meets such as JO and Far Western.

3) Register as an Official
Before you can be certified, you must register as a non-athlete member of USA Swimming.

4) Take USA Swimming Officials Test

Complete USA Swimming’s on-line, open book test. You must have a completed USA Swimming non- athlete membership before you can take this test.

5) Other Expectations/Requirements

  • Age – Minimum of 18 years old.

  • Attire – Solid navy blue skirt, shorts or pants, white polo shirt with white shoes.

  • Attitude – Positive attitude, willingness to volunteer, and dedication.

BECOME AN OFFICIAL (Updated 5/14/14) 

 

Splash and its swimmers DEPEND on your active role in the sport. Please consider becoming an official today! Not only does your swimmer benefit but the team and the sport all win when we all contribute!

 Questions? Want to get started today Contact Kevin Parizi - swimvalleysplash@gmail.com

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