Why be an Official?

1. Help support an excellent sport and promote a healthy lifestyle for children and teens.
2. Gain a more thorough understanding of swimming in particular, and sports in general.
3. Fulfill club credit obligations at Club Meets.
4. Get closer to the action; know what’s happening on deck with the “best seat” at the pool.
5. Get mentally and physically engaged during the Meet rather than merely “spectating.”

6. Receive free admission and great hospitality during sessions officiated.

For any questions related to Swim Officials and officiating, please reach out to our CGAC Officials either at the pool or send an email to: -Head CGAC Offcial Brian Lewis at [email protected]

Click HERE for Indiana Swimming Officials Information

The information below is designed to walk a brand new official candidate through the process of becoming an Indiana Swimming Official.

Step 1: Attend a Clinic – for Technical (Stroke & Turn) or Administrative or both (you must attend a clinic before going any further)

  • Go to the Indiana Swimming website and refer to the list of upcoming clinics on the Indiana Swimming Officials page or contact Brian Lewis 
  • Register for the clinic of your choice/area by sending an RSVP email to the Coordinator contact for the clinic you selected

Step 2: Complete all pre requirements

CGAC will reimburse you for all expenses.

Step 3: Take Test

Step 4: Complete Apprentice Sessions on Deck

  • Upon printing of your Official’s card from the USA Swimming website (My DeckPass) you may apprentice at any USA sanctioned meet.

Upon completion of your apprentice sessions, notify your Area Officials Rep so your designation may be changed from Apprentice (AP) to Certified (CE)

Thank you for your time and commitment to our swimmers and Club.