Welcome to the Cincinnati Marlins Officials homepage.

Our club has a need for parent volunteers to officiate at our home meets.  Among the many benefits are free admission to meets, free food & beverage via our excellent hospitality room, and a front-row seat to your child's swimming on deck.

No experience required.  Our Officials Chair will guide you through the education materials, and you will have the opportunity to apprentice with our current officials prior to being certified.

Our coaches and swimmers thank you for making our meets possible!

Upcoming Fall Officials Clinic Dates:

Ohio Swimming will be holding a virtual clinic October 15th at 7pm for anyone wishing to become an Official.  Officiating is a great way to learn more about the sport as well as gives you a front row seat to the action.  Please contact Sarah Knapschaefer at [email protected] if you would like to attend the clinic.

There are many perks to joining our officiating team!  Deck access, hospitality room and learning more about the sport are all a plus.  Avoiding the 3 am panic when you realize you missed volunteer sign ups, bonus!

 
Already an official....we are in need of additional Deck Refs and Starters.  Please consider upgrading your status and know you helped make the meet run quicker.  
 
If you have any questions or are interested in attending the training, please contact the Marlins Officials Chair, Sarah Knapschaefer at [email protected]

Please click here to be taken to Ohio Swimming's Officials page.

 

The Cincinnati Marlins host several of the best swim meets in Ohio and surrounding states.  We offer more quality swimming opportunities than any other club within 300 miles of Cincinnati.  In order to do this, we need our member families to get involved and take on the volunteer opportunities that require training, certification, and experience.  One important way to do this is to become a USA Swimming qualified Swimming Official.

 

THE TOP TEN REASONS TO BECOME A SWIMMING OFFICIAL

10.  You are an active part of some of the best meets in Ohio Swimming.

9.  You get an excellent working knowledge of swimming and the rules.

8.  An exposure to other rewarding opportunities to participate in Marlins meets and operations.

7.  Our own amazing hospitality (good food and a cool place to sit) during Marlins meets.

6.  You meet and learn the sport with some of the best and most experienced USA Swimming Officials in Ohio Swimming.

5.  No need to work the crowds to find a seat in the gym or the bleachers.

4.  A Marlins Official shirt to wear with pride.

3.  USA Swimming fees are fully refundable when you work as an Official through the year.

2.  Flexibility in scheduling your session requirements.  You can work with the Officials Coordinator to schedule times that work for your personal schedule.

1.  BEST PLACE TO WATCH A MEET EVER!  You can watch the swimming action up close and interact with your swimmer in ways that are not possible any other volunteer role.

 

SOUNDS GREAT – WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?  Contact Sarah Knapschaefer at [email protected]