Please contact [email protected] for information or to learn of other training dates to become a USA Swim Official.  The team's USAS Officials  are responsible to officiate the rules of swim by USA Swimming standards at  USA swim sanctioned meets.  Officiating is a great way to meet other swim parents and you have a great view of the action in the pool!   

The annual training is planned on October 1, 2022 9AM for the single ANNUAL clinic that must be attended by all Sierra Nevada Officials.  Even if you attend a clinic Oct '21-April '22,  you must attend the October clinic and register for the next year at that time (swim meet season calendar year is Sept 1st thru August) for new and continuing Officials. 

SNS Officials Clinic: Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

  • This is the BIG Clinic!! Primary Zoom Format Clinic for ALL New/Prospective and Returning Officials
  • Registration is REQUIRED to attend this Zoom Format Clinic
  • Zoom Registration Link:

You are invited to the SNS Officials Clinic (Zoom Format)
When: Oct 1, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Below are the things that must be completed to become an official:

  1. Attend annual training to be educated on "How To" officiate. You will need to become a USA Swimming Non-Athlete Member as well. There is a step by step guide here to assist you in that membership process. Once you are ready to get the membership you can select our club's USA swimming registration link here to get your membership for an Official. Please click here for form and email [email protected] for reimbursement of fee after you complete all your trainings and are a certified USAS Official for our team). 
  2. Click here for the link to Initiate a Background Check (email [email protected] for reimbursement of fee after you complete all your trainings and are a certified USAS Official for our team). You will see at that link under the EDUCATION tab an area to take the "Athlete Protection Training" and "Concussion Protocol Training" which are also required but have no fee.  Please keep records of these completed steps for you files.
  3. Coming soon is the link for taking the online multiple choice USA Swimming Stroke and Turn test (the 2022 Rulebook is here). 
  4. Get officiating uniform pieces (Sierra Nevada LSC Officiating Dress Code):
    • ​​White polo (RST white polo available)
    • Navy blue pants (and/or shorts)
    • White shoes
    • White hat (optional)
    • Nametag from Hasty Awards Click Here
  5. Complete six training sessions on pool deck with a mentor. Sign-in at each meet on clipboard with Meet Referee and attend the stroke and turn meeting to be paired with a mentor to shadow them.
  6. Click here to learn the yearly requirements to maintain your USA Swim Official status.

Optionally, you can order officiating gear with logo's or get your own plain white polo, navy bottoms and white shoes

  • Get a Land's End Catalog or visit them on-line and select a white polo of your choice
  • Call Land's End Business Outfitters at 1-800-663-2193 between 7am to 7pm
  • $8.95 will be charged to embroider the Sierra Nevada Logo.  Note: Land's End often runs specials with free logos! 
  • The Sierra Nevada Logo Number is: 1146603W

SNS Officials Information Page

USA Swimming Official's Website