How To Become an Official


Becoming an Official


Want to get started as an official and help USA Swimming run consistent, high-quality and technically-correct competitions? View the resources below to get started!


Each LSC sets their own requirements for officiating, but there are basic steps required for all officials, which are listed on the right.


Officials join USA Swimming and are certified by the Local Swimming Committee (LSC) where they reside.


Check out our LSC Zone Map to see where you can get certified!


Register as an apprentice official (some LSCs do not offer this option and you must register as a full official to start). Once your training is completed, you will register and pay membership dues as a full official.

LSC & Zone Map

Find your LSC & Zone Check out our LSC Zone Map to see where you can get certified!

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