Conducting meets under Covid Conditions - Guidelines for meet referees (Word) PDF - Feb 17, 2021

12 and under suit guidance for meet referees Word PDF - Feb 17, 2021


Committee Information & Credentials:

  • Officials Committee: Mission Statement and Structure - Word Doc - PDF
  • Wisconsin Swimming Officials Credentials Policy and Procedure  - Word Doc - PDF

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

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

  • Officials Transfer Policy - Word Doc -  PDF

  • Administrative Official Certification Requirements  Word Doc - PDF

  • Staffing of Officials for Swim Meets  - Word Doc - PDF

  • Officials Diagrams and Deck Coverage - PDF

Championship Meets:

  • Selection of Appointed Officials for LSC Championship Meets Word Doc - PDF
  • LSC Championship Meets: Officials' Responsibilities Word Doc - PDF

  • LSC Officials Qualifying Meets Word Doc - PDF

  • Officials’ Travel Stipend Policy and Application Form: Word Doc - PDF

Observed Swims:

  • Protocols for USA Swimming Observers - Word Doc - PDF
  • Observed Swims at High School Meets - Word Doc - PDF

Educational Materials:


Catching Up From 2020 (Review of 2020 / Preview of 2021) Power Point Presentation

"I Raised My Hand? Now What?" (Stroke and Turn Protocol/Procedure)

The Chief (CJ Best Practices)

Take Your *BEEP* (Starter Best Practices) Power Point Presentation

Keeping a Fair Deck (Deck Ref Best Practices) Power Point Presentation

Guiding Whistle (Mentoring) Power Point Presentation

Who Buys 15 Highlighters? (Admin Ref) Power Point Presentation

Don't Push My Papers (AO Best Practices) Power Point Presentation

Meet Manager Basic

Meet Manager Prelim/Final

Meet Manager Virtual


Declared False Starts - Word Doc - PDF

2019 USA Swimming Rule Book - PDF

USA Swimming Officials Videos

"The Professional" Stroke & Turn 2020 - PDF

"The Professional" Starter 2020 - PDF 

"The Professional" Deck Referee 2020 - PDF

"The Professional" Administrative   Referee2020 - PDF

"The Professional" Administrative Official 2020 - PDF

"The Professional" Chief Judge 2020 - PDF

Instructions for Using Officials List Spreadsheet: Word Doc

Mentoring an Apprentice - PDF

Meet Marshall Instructions - PDF

Management of Pool Contamination Word Doc - PDF

Reconciling Times in Hy-Tek Meet Manager 2016 - PDF 

The rationale for Timing System Adjustments - PDF

National Officials Certification Program Summary - PDF

USA Swimming Officials Education & Training Web Page

What is a False Start? - Starter/Referee Guidelines - PDF 

Declared False Start - Word Doc - PDF


DQ Slips, Scratch Forms, and Relay Entry Cards - Available from USA Swimming Outlet

Request for N2/N3 Evaluation at an Officials Qualifying Meet - Word Doc

Apprentice Official Card - Word Doc - PDF  (Rev. Fall 2020)

Officials Polo Shirt Ordering:   Word Doc -  PDF  

Officials Name Badge Order Form:     Word Doc - PDF

Official of the Year Nomination Form:     Word Doc - PDF

Meet Referee Report OTS (Official Tracking System) - Instructions (Nov 2020) Word Doc PDF

Meet Referee Report Form - Non-Championship Meets: Word Doc  (Rev. 11-11-19)

Meet Referee Report Form - Championship Meets: Word Doc  (Rev. 11-11-19)

Meet Report of Officials - Excel  (Rev. 10-22-15)

Officials Sign-in Form: Word Doc - PDF

Report of Occurrence (Accident Report) Form: Link to Online Report of Occurrence Form     
Upon submission of the completed Report of Occurrence, you will receive an automated email indicating that USA Swimming has received the form.  You should save this email and also forward it to your LSC Safety Chair, Nancy Drabot [email protected], for reporting purposes.​

Note: If you are unable to submit the online form at the meet, you may print a draft paper copy, document the necessary details and then you, or someone from your club, will enter the report online as soon as possible. Click here for a draft paper copy of the form.

Officials Briefing - 2017 - PDF

Timers Instructions:     Word Doc - PDF

Relay Briefing:     Word Doc - PDF

False Start Confirmation Slips:     Word Doc - PDF

DQ Record:     Word Doc - PDF

Order of Finish: PDF

Split Recording Sheets:
Relay Take-Off Sheets: