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Becoming an Official

 BECOMING AN OFFICIAL

  • Why are Official's Needed at Swim Meets?
    • Anyone can become a USA Swimming official and we would welcome all those who want to join our team to support the athletes of Colorado Swimming.
      • Colorado Swimming is a member of the USA family and for race times to count, they must be observed by certified USA Swimming officials to comply with our sport's technical rules.  It is the role of USA Swimming officials to ensure the competition is fair, impartial, and consistent in ho the rules are applied in all USA Swimming competitions across the country.

How to Become a Stroke and Turn Official (Wet Side Official)

  1. Attend a New Officials Clinic
  2. Complete 24 Hours of On-Deck Training​
  3. Register with USA Swimming (Select Non-Athlete form)
  4. Watch the USA Swimming Training Videos
  5. Within 60 days of clinic.....
  6. Pass the On-Line Exam (Open Book)
  7. Pass a Level-2 Criminal Background Check 
  8. Complete the Athlete Protection Training

How to Become an Administrative Official (Dry Side Official)

  1. Attend an Admin Official Clinic
  2. Complete a Minimum of 2 On-Deck Training Sessions
  3. Pass the On-Line Certification - Administrative Official Exam (Open Book)
  4. Within 60 days of clinic.....
  5. Register with USA Swimming (Select Non-Athlete Form)
  6. Pass a Level-2 Criminal Background Check
  7. Complete the Athlete Protection Training

To Attend A Clinic