YMCA Swim Official’s Classes

YMCA Swim Official Level I

Number of hours: 4
Training Manual: USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations, current edition available from USA Swimming at www.usaswimming.org
This course is designed to certify Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Stroke and Turn Judge, Relay Take-off Judge, Place Judge and Timer. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a Swim Meet. The course also reviews the facilities requirements for a meet, swimmer eligibility, and the roles of Chief Judge, Starter, and Referee.

Successful completion of a written examination/Online test is required for certification.

Expiration date: Three years

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age and registration form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

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YMCA Swim Official Level II

Number of hours: 4
Training Manual: USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations, current edition available from USA Swimming at www.usaswimming.org

This course is designed to certify Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a Swim Meet. The course also reviews the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key roles of the official.

Successful completion of a written examination/Online Test is required for certification.

Expiration date: Three years

Prerequisites

  • Certified YMCA Swim Official for at least one year
  • Officiate a minimum of 8 sessions as a certified YMCA Swim Official
  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age, Meet Verification Forms and Registration Form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

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YMCA Administrative Official Clinic

Number of hours: 4
Training Manual: USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations, current edition available from USA Swimming at www.usaswimming.org

This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet. The course also briefly reviews for the participants the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, including matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

Expiration date: Three years

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age and registration form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

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PENN-DEL SWIM LEAGUE OFFICIAL CLINICS

YMCA Referee/Starter Clinic

To be a League Referee, each official must attend an Annual Referee’s Clinic. This clinic will be taught by persons appointed by the League Board of Directors. Instruction will include USA Swimming rule changes and interpretations. League rules and procedures and advice for supervising officials and scorers at League meets. All participants will be provided a copy of the current USA Swimming Technical Rules book. To qualify for the League Referees’ Clinic, each official must have; the current YMCA Certification for Level II and 1 years’ experience as a deck official.

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Meet Manager Operator Certification Classes

The Penn-Del League recommendations for timing resolution have been modified. All teams will be expected to adopt the new process so that all meets are scored in a similar manner. It is strongly recommended that each team have a minimum of one certified scorer. Scorer credentials will be posted on the league website.

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YMCA Administrative Official Clinic

This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet. It is strongly recommended that each team have a minimum of one certified AO. AO credentials will be posted on the league website.

Prerequisites

  • Certification as an Administrative Official
  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age and registration form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

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Record of Meet Experience

In order to qualify to re-certify, an official must have worked at least twelve (12) sessions over the three-year certification period. (A session is defined as a either dual meet or a session at an invitational or championship meet.) This form can be used to document the sessions worked. It should be completed for each session and signed by the Referee. It must then be presented to the instructor at the re-certification clinic.

This form will also serve to document sessions worked for purposes of a Level I official qualifying to take the Level II Certification Clinic. Download Record of Meet Experiences form.