Upcoming Clinics

Thank you for your interest.

The first step in becoming an official is to take a clinic.

If you are interested in the "wet side", you start by taking a Stroke and Turn Official clinic. If you are intersted in the "dry side", you start by taking an Administrative Official clinic.

All steps after the initical clinic are outlined below in "Final Steps: Becoming a Stroke/Turn Official" and "Final Steps: Becoming an Administrative Official". Once you have been certified as Stroke and Turn Official, you can proceed to become a Starter and evenutally a Referee and/or add the certification as Administrative Official. Currently, all clinics are offered online.

Please go to the Events tab of the Wisconsin Swimming website to find clinics that are currently offered. All officials clinics that are currently offered, are listed there by date. The description indicates what kind of officials clinic is currently offered.

Officials Clinics - $25 payable to WI Swimming
If you have any questions about officials training clinics, please do not hesitate to contact Jacqueline (Jacky) Jugenheimer, Wisconsin Swimming Officials Chair, [email protected], or 608-695-2894. Please refer to the documents below for more information on steps to become an official.​​ 
​You will find further information here:
Attainment and retention of official credentials:

How to Print Your Certification Card from OTS - Word Doc - PDF

Final Steps: Becoming a Stroke/Turn Official - Word Doc - PDF

Final Steps: Becoming an Administrative Official - Word Doc - PDF

Overview of official certification, maintenance and recertification - Word Doc -  PDF

USA Swimming Minimum Standards 2021 PDF

Apprentice Policy for Officials Word Doc - PDF

Obtaining and Maintaining certification as USA Swimming Certified Administrative Official- Word Doc -  PDF

Obtaining and Maintaining certification as USA Swimming Certified Stroke & Turn Official - Word Doc -  PDF

Obtaining and Maintaining certification as USA Swimming Certified Starter and/or Referee - Word Doc -  PDF

Officials Transfer Policy - Word Doc -  PDF

USA Swimming Reciprocity for YMCA Certified Officials - Word Doc  -  PDF


Apprentice Forms (rev. Oct 2021)

Admin Official -    Word Doc - PDF  

Stroke and Turn - Word Doc - PDF

Starter   Word Doc - PDF  

Referee  Word Doc - PDF  



Officials Apparel 

Officials Polo Shirt Ordering:   Word Doc -  PDF  

Officials Name Badge Order Form:     Word Doc - PDF