Kathleen Scandary - National Officials Chair

Jackie Stiff
Jan 29, 2019

Colorado Official Kathleen Scandary has been appointed by USA Swimming as the National Officials Chair.  This position oversees all of USA Swimming Officials, particularly as it relates to National Meets.


This is Kathleen’s 26th year as a registered official with Colorado Swimming. During that time, she has been a mentor and instructor for numerous Colorado officials, she also served as Colorado Swimming’s Officials Chair from 2008 – 2014.  Nationally, Kathleen has worked numerous Jr. National and Sr. National Meets over the years serving in many positions including Meet Referee for Winter Jr. Nationals in 2017.  She has been selected to work Olympic Trials in 2008, 2012, and in 2016, she was assigned as a Chief Judge. Internationally, Kathleen has been appointed as a FINA Official in 2017. She officiated at the Junior World Championships in 2017 and the Short Course World Championships in 2018. 

While Kathleen is busy with her national and international officiating, she still finds time to support Colorado Swimming in many ways. She can be found on deck officiating and mentoring Colorado officials multiple times a year.  She also is active in teaching clinics when needed to new officials.

Being selected as National Officials Chair is a big honor and responsibility – 


Congratulations Kathleen – and thank you for serving the athletes of Colorado and USA Swimming.