Introducing Online Training

Illinois Swimming has streamlined the official training process to our new online learning program. Select your training below. Each is position-specific, so please select the level at which you are training. New officials may only choose Stroke and Turn, or Admin Official.

Please be sure you can make the clinic time before registering. No refunds for clinic registration will be provided.

Once you sign up for a clinic, you will receive a link in a few days inviting you to an online classroom. These classrooms contain short, interactive videos for you to complete. Please complete them before attending the training.

Each training session is led by an Illinois official experienced at that level. The classes have different lengths (approximately 90 minutes for stroke and turn, 2 hours for admin and starter, and three hours for referees).

Starters will also have a short live meeting on a pool deck prior to doing on-deck training at a meet. 

The 2 hour requirement for training sessions has been reinstated. For all positions other than referee, a training session must last 2 hours. For referees, it must be 3 hours.

Have a question about web-based training? Contact [email protected].








Upcoming Webinars

Coming Fall 2022!

Clinic Date

Position Clinic Time Registration Deadline

 Registration Link

12/17/2022 Stroke & Turn 9:00 am 12/10/2022 Register
More clinics coming begininng late March or early April 2023!

Interested in leading online training?    Email ​us!

These MUST be completed before you can start your on-deck training!

On-Deck Training Materials

Sign-up Links for Open Water Clinics

Three clinics have scheduled:

  • Open Water Officiating/Deep Dive into an Open Water Event (complete both clinic sessions with this sign-up!)– CZ Pleasant Prairie: Mondays, June 6 and 13, 7-9pm via ZOOM Sign-up here

  • Deep Dive into an Open Water Event – Lemont – Monday, June 20 5-7pm Sign-up here

  • Introduction to Open Water Officiating – Saturday, August 6 9am-noon Sign-up here

One more clinic will be available for sign-up a bit later in the summer.

  • Deep Dive into an Open Water Event – Lake Manteno (TBD)

If you have any trouble with the webinar please email Steve Fidanze and Alex Abramovich.


Questions for the Committee? Questions about Officiating? Contact [email protected].

Please allow a few days for a response as the mailbox is staffed by volunteers.

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