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Welcome to the Montana Swimming LSC Officials Page

This page is for the posting of resources of special interest to Montana Swimming Officials.

The Montana Swimming Officials Chair is Lon Huckert from Bozeman e-mail or phone 406-522-3775.

2021 USA Swimming digital rule book   here

2021 Montana Swimming Officials Meeting: This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom, at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 2. Contact Officials Chair Lon Huckert for the link to attend the meeting.

Agenda       Meeting Minutes

Officials Awards:

  • Excellence in Officiating Award: Dax Rice, BAC
  • Mark Hallgrimson Award: Mike Klein, BY

2020 Montana Swimming Officials Meeting: This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom beginning at noon on Saturday, October 3. Contact Officials Chair Lon Huckert for the link to attend the meeting.

Agenda            Minutes      2020-2022 MT Swim Officials Certification Requirements   PDF

Officials Awards:

  • Excellence in Officiating Award: Rosanne Flann, BAC
  • Mark Hallgrimson Award: John Thurmond, Butte YMCA

2019 Montana Swimming Officials Meeting: Saturday October 5 at the Butte YMCA from 9:00 - noon.  At this meeting we will vote for the officials awards, discuss information shared at the USA Swimming convention, and any rules changes. The meeting will be followed by a short all YMCA swim meet beginning at 1:00 that the officials are asked to stay and help officiate. The meet is for Missoula, Butte, and Billings YMCA swim teams only.

Agenda: Updated PDF             Minutes:  PDF

Officials Awards:

  • Excellence in Officiating Award: Mike O'Neil, BAC
  • Mark Hallgrimson Award: Anne Kittleson, Great Falls

Information from the 2019 USA Swimming Convention National Officials Committee Meetings:

  • Thank You Officials from Our Athletes Presentation    PDF
  • Officially Awesome Celebration of Officials     PPTX
2018 Montana Swimming Officials Meeting: Saturday October 6 at the Butte YMCA from 9:00 - noon. Time to be announced. At this meeting we will vote for a new officials chair as the current chair's term will be over. The meeting will be followed by a short all YMCA swim meet beginning at 1:00 that the officials are asked to stay and help officiate. The meet is for Missoula, Butte, and Billings YMCA swim teams only.

Meeting Notice:                                  Agenda: PDF                Minutes:

USA Swimming Officials newsletters:   4-4-18    5-24-18     8-24-18      

Officials Awards:

  • Excellence in Officiating: Matt Yovich, BOZ
  • Mark Hallgrimson Award: Steve Qunell, KATS

2017 Montana Swimming Officials Meeting: Saturday September 30 at the Butte YMCA 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Meeting Notice:  Word         Agenda:  Word      Minutes: 

2017 MT Swim Officials Awards:

  • Excellence in Officiating: Phil Dolan, HLST
  • Mark Hallgrimson Award: Darrell Bauman, PWST

Ever wonder how the rules of swimming are made? How they have changed over the years? Read this article to learn more. The History of Swimming Rules PDF

  • MT Swim Officials NEWS


>>> New Rules Information<<<

  1. Freestyle Portion of the Medley Relay effective 9-21-17  PDF
  2. New Breaststroke Timing of Permissible Butterfly Kick after the Starts and Turn Rules Change effective Nov. 30, 2014 pdf
  3. New 2 hand touch rules interpretation   -    DESCRIPTION
  4. Information about Apprentice Officials - ARTICLE

Concussion Information

Application for Club or Individual to receive reimbursement for fees paid to become a MT Swimming Official.
Note: Official must work at 5 meets per year to qualify for MT Swimming reimbursement. Mt Swimming will reimburse the club or individual for registration fees paid and for background check fees paid for officials meeting these requirements. The application must be submitted by August 31.
reimbursement form :    --    WORD    PDF



  • Montana Swimming Application to Referee a Championship Meet

This document is required for all Championships meets held and sanctioned in the state of Montana. This includes both State meets (Long Course & Short Course), the BC Championship, and any Senior Championship meets held here.

Application to Referee Championship Meet    --    Word    PDF



  • Application to Officiate at Age Group or Senior Zone/Sectional  Meet

Applications are posted on the Zones page of the Montana Swimming website as well as on the Western Zone webpage.

Application to Officiate at 2022 AG Zone Championship Meet -  

Application to Officiate at 2022 Senior Zone Championship Meet  --  

 Officials Reimbursement for Zones Meets: The  Western Zone is the only Zone that will reimburse officials for working 80% of either (or both) of zone meets. Last year the Western Zone took two excellent programs, for each meet, and consolidated them into a single usable workable program - Officials Reimbursement Program for each Meet. Money is generated from each meet and distributed to any Western Zone certified official  based on the criteria of working 80% of the meet and participating in the mentoring program.

Application to officiate at the 2022 Summer Speedo Senior Sectionals at Mt Hood, OR:  TBA 

Application to Officiate at the 2022 Northwest Age Group Regional Meet at Federal Way, WA  --  TBA

Application to Officiate at the 2022 Western Region Spring Senior Sectional Meet at Federal Way, WA  --  TBA





Applications for Nationals, Junior Nationals, Pro Swim Series, and Futures Championships:

Applications for these meets are available online on the officials page on the USA Swimming website.

  • USA Swimming Officials Resources

USA Swimming Officials Web Page

Link to the USA Swimming Officials Resource Page. This page contains news relative to Officiating as well as information about how to become a swimming official. There are also a number of forms related to officiating at USA Swimming meets, including uniform ordering information, and downloads for rules and regulations. Click on the various tabs to access the information.



  • Send me your ideas for this page

If you need to have anything posted, want to see something that is not here, or just want to make some comments, Susan Huckeby can be reached via email at [email protected].