Learn to Become an Official

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How to Become an Official

Officials Requirements

Step 1 - Register for Pacific Swimming ​($68)

Registration form - Email it to [email protected]  We will mail the check and registration form for you.​

Step 2 - Register for a USA Swimming online account
Step 3 - Complete Athlete Protecting Training
Step 4- Complete Level 2 Background Check
Step 5 - Complete Concussion Protocol Training
Print your certificate and mail to Pacific Swimming or email to [email protected] and cc' [email protected] to help enable tracking.
Step 6 - Attend a Clinic
Clinics are held annually in Concord.  This year's clinic is Saturday, October 12.  Other local clinics are periodic. 
​Step 7 - Stroke & Turn Officials Test (OR Admin Test)
Complete Stroke and Turn Certification test online.  You will need to log-in to your account for the test.
Step 8 - Training: Shadow 2-day meets
You can shadow at most C/B/A+ meets.  Certification requires two on deck trainings, but more may be needed to feel comfortable and be ready for evaluation. 
Step 9 - Evaluation/Check-out
You get evaluated and recommended for advancement by a meet referee.

Head Officials

Head of Zone 1 South Officials: Jeanette Soe and Gary Arita

Head of Pacific Swimming Officials:

Thank You to Our Amazing QuickSilver Officials!

Officials are amazing--- they allow us to run swim meets and for our kids to be able to continue progressing in the sport.  QuickSilver is thankful that we have dedicated parents that have taken the time to help the team and become USA Swimming officials:

  • Migdalia Aldana-Taylor
  • Kim Carlton
  • John Hannigan
  • Todd Hoefer
  • Trevor Gillis
  • Jason Jane
  • Chengqin Ju
  • Marilyn Langley
  • Attila Lengyel
  • Jerry Lu
  • Dianne Marsh
  • Fuad Melikzade
  • Ramon Perez
  • Leah Peters
  • Vineet Sharma
  • Tom Sosnowski
  • Ana Tayco
  • Daniel Tayco
  • Youngmi Woo
  • Rosa White
  • Bob White
  • David Yang
  • Lily You
  • Tai Yu

QSS' Goal

Officials are an integral part of swimming.  QSS relies on dual meets to ensure our swimmers get enough local swims throughout the year, especially during the long course season.  However, we need more parents to start training as officials in order to continue running dual meets.  The minimum goal is to train at least 30 new parents as officials this year!  Our dream goal would be to get closer to 75.  If you are interested in finding out more, talk to a senior coach today!