HEAT is recruiting officials!

To become a swimming official, no previous experience is required. In fact, you don’t even have to have a swimming background yourself. Enjoyment from watching competitive swimming is the only prerequisite!

Beginning December 2022, HEAT is offering a recruitment program for swimming officials. Positions include: Stroke and Turn Judge, Administrative Official, Starter, and Referee.
 
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
  • HEAT will pay your registration, training, and testing fees
  • A uniform stipend will be provided upon successful completion of training
  • Credentialed officials receive a stipend and meal for every swim meet session they work!
  • Availability to work at HEAT hosted swim meets in Champaign-Urbana on set weekends in July and September through February
  • A great experience knowing you're supporting the future of competitive swimming in our community!
READY TO GET STARTED?
 

How to Become a Swimming Official

REGISTRATION:

Becoming a non-athlete member of USA Swimming includes (and must be completed before can start your on-deck training!):

TRAINING:

Officials training is governed by position. You must register for any position. You can do that on the Illinois Swimming - Training Information page. Training for each position is noted in the following links:

CERTIFICATION:

 

USA SWIMMING OFFICIALS TRAINING