Certified, volunteer officials ensure that competition at meets is fair and equitable for all swimmers. USA Swimming and OSI require that a number of officials work at each sanctioned meet so that swims and times may be recorded as official. BCAC needs volunteers to become officials (by taking a short clinic and working on deck at meets as trainees) and to volunteer to officiate at meets. Active officials have no trouble fulfilling their volunteer hour obligations.

Certification costs are covered by the official trainee, but the club will reimburse the cost and all hours are accepted by BCAC as volunteer hours.  All fees are tax deductible under OSI, as applicable.  Please check with your tax consultant.

Meet officials include:

  • Stroke and turn judges (S&T)
  • Electronic timing officials (ET)
  • Starters
  • Referees

Official Certification Process

Officials Training Information

Register as an Official

Please consider becoming an official! See the OSI information on the training process:

Contact coach Gary to get your training started!