8 Confessions Of A Parent Officiating Their Child’s Race

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From the Swimming World website...

By Courtney Bartholomew

When I was little I remember my dad telling me he was going to become an official for USA Swimming. I was excited to have him on deck because he would be able to cheer for me and DQ other kids swimming in my races. However, after a good laugh, he explained to me that he was not there to personally cheer me on and it was against the rules to disqualify other children if they were swimming the strokes legally.