News for Officials:

2018 Registration: Before registering for 2018, please go to the USA-S website and view your meet history in OTS. If any meets are missing, contact Marie Weferling (207)542-4156 so they can be entered before you register for 2018. If you do not, your 2018 membership card may not have the "Official" status noted on it.

*NEW* - MSI JOs will be a National Qualification Meet for Officials! Please submit your application to officiate HERE

Certification and Registration:

MSI Guidelines for Officials' Certification

How to Become and Stay an Official

Registration Forms

Athlete Protection Training

Background Screen

YMCA Certified Officials Seeking USA Certification


In Maine (contact Marie Weferling at if you wish to attend or schedule a clinic):

November 5th - Stroke and Turn, Bath YMCA

In New England (MSI WELCOME)


Radio Etiquette and Usage Guidelines
The Swimming Official (a Self-Evaluation)

Timer Briefing

Stroke and Turn Briefing


Name Tags


USA Swimming Rules and Regulations:

The USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Book is an official publication of USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for swimming in the U.S. Changes to the rulebook are made on a yearly basis following the USAS Convention to include any new legislation, revisions and updates as voted on by the House of Delegates.

Click here for a complete copy of the 2017 Rulebook
2017 USA-S Mini-Rulebook (Technical Rules, Parts One and Seven only)

UPDATED RULES (9/21/2017)

Medley Rule Changes

Rule 102.5 - Seeding, Lane Assignments, etc.

Open Water - Wetsuit Legality




Officials Contact List:

For anyone who is in need of officials you may send your request to the following: Marie Weferling (207)542-4156. Any official who is able to attend will respond. Any official who would prefer not to be listed please contact the Officials Chair.