Officials

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WELCOME, OFFICIALS!

Please visit the Quick Links and Resources for Officials sections below for one-stop shopping for everything you need to be a USA Swimming official.

Need further assistance? Contact Gina Mensay, Senior Program Manager, Member Services.

Trying to Renew?

  • Membership renewal is required annually. You must do that through your Local Swimming Committee (LSC). A list of LSC websites can be found here. There are forms and fee information on the LSC websites.
  • USA Swimming Membership is composed of four requirements - annual registration, athlete protection training (annual), background check (every two years), concussion protocol training (generally one time). The expiration date for these requirements can be found on your Deck Pass Dashboard.
  • Officiating Certifications - the expiration dates on these vary from LSC to LSC and are not necessarily the same as your membership expiration dates. These are also shown on your Deck Pass Dashboard. Please check with your LSC Official's Chair or LSC website officials page to determine the requirements for renewal in your LSC.

Officials Quick Links

  • Your Deck Pass Dashboard has all the information you need on your meets worked, tests, certifications and your membership card (you must use an account linked to your own member record).
  • Local Swimming Committee (LSC) Officials Chairs - each LSC has an Officials Chair. Find contact information for your chair here.
  • Athlete Protection Training - officials are required to take this training every 12 months.
  • Background Check - all non-athlete members of USA Swimming must satisfactorily complete a Level 2 background check every two years.
  • Concussion Protocol Training - for USA Swimming membership, officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once. Individual states may require annual or continuing education and officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they officiate. Submit your proof of training to your LSC registrar in order for it to show on your deck pass. FAQ's about this requirement can be found HERE. Need to take a concussion training course? Here are the links to popular courses - CDC Course, NFHS Course.
  • National Officials Committee - current members of the National Officials Committee.
  • Rules and Regulations - access the most current Rulebook. Questions regarding USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, or any of the interpretations, may be directed to the Chair of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Committee, Clark Hammond.
  • Purchase Supplies - to purchase fullsize and mini rulebooks, DQ slips and other supplies officials need. Uniforms are from separate vendor listed below.
  • Officials Uniforms - purchase officials attire directly from the vendor. Please allow at least two weeks before the meet for processing and shipping.
  • Report Accidents - any accident or injury occurring at any USA Swimming activity must be reported.

Resources for Officials

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