Become An Official
Are you bored between events at your child’s swim meet? Why not become an official! The advantages of officiating at a meet are:
- It makes the meet go by much faster since you are doing something instead of just sitting in the stands.
- You ensure quality officiating by becoming a part of the system.
- You get to know other parents, volunteers, and coaches and may make new friends as a result.
- It’s much less crowded on deck and a whole lot cooler.
- There’s no admission charge and you get a free heat sheet.
- Your child will think you are cool.
- See YMCA Swim Official’s Classes
It takes at least 26 people to conduct a meet correctly.
No certification needed for the following positions:
- Timers – 13 Timers for a 6 Lane Pool. 17 timers for an 8 lane pool.
- Scorers – 3 scorers needed.
- Announcer – 1
- Place Judge – 2
- Runner – 1 needed, works best with 2 if electronic timing is not used.
- Computer Console Operator – 1
- Timing Console Operator – 1
YMCA Official Certification required for the following positions:
- Stroke/Turn Judges – 4 judges needed
- Starter/Referee – 2 positions can be done by one person. (Also requires a league certification)
View the swimming rules for the various swimming categories.
|Vice President||Leo Mancusofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ScoreBoard & Console||Colleen Barberemail@example.com|
|Meet Director (officials)||Anne Lehmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Girls Team Rep||Debbie Stoneemail@example.com|
|Boys Team Rep||Keyshia Butlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Snack Bar Girls||Marianne Coffmanemail@example.com|
|Snack Bar Girls Assist||Selina Finnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Snack Bar Boys||Michael Cooleyemail@example.com|
|Team Photographer Girls||Meg Dierkesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Photographer Boys|
|Parents/Coach Liaison||Michael Murphyemail@example.com|
Browse the Lansdowne Parents Association Bylaws.