Applications to Officiate at National Championship Meets

Below are the links to online application forms to officiate at USA Swimming National Championship meets. 
Application Process
  • Applications are generally posted 180 days out.
  • 3-star and above meets will generally close at about 120 days out unless there have not been enough applications received to fully staff the meet.
  • If you do not see a meet listed, either the application for that meet has closed or it has not yet been posted (for meets in the far future). Please check back for updates to the available applications.
  • Acceptance/non-acceptance letters will be e-mailed shortly after the application closure date and after the assigned team has been selected and notified.


The list of invited officials is posted next to each meet where it is available (starting with PSS 2020 in Des Moines). These lists indicate the officials who were initially invited to officiate, but not necessarily the officials who have accepted the invitation or any officials who were moved from a wait list position to being invited for the meet.

Meet Series

For meets in a series (for example, winter champs), there is only one application for all the meets in the series. You will be able to select a meet/location preference when you complete the application. 

Meet Specifications

Please indicate the ONE meet in the series you prefer to be selected for.

If you have no preference and are willing to work any of the meets in the series please indicate that preference accordingly. This does not guarantee you will be selected for the meet you prefer, but it helps the reviewing committee in making selections. In order to give opportunities to as many as possible, you may not be selected for more than one meet in a series.

Application Details


Before you continue to the application, please make sure you are logged in with your OWN website account and not a spouse's (or other person's) account.



Continuing an Incomplete Application

You will notice a feature called "Save and Submit Later."  If you are interrupted when filling out the application, or are unsure of your availability, you may click this link and return to your saved form to finish at a later date. Note that your application will not be considered until you click "Submit". Once your form is submitted and accepted by the system, you will not be able to access the application again, so be sure you have entered everything as you want it.



Submitting Applications

When the form is complete and you click "Submit", you will receive an email confirmation receipt. Make sure you put your correct email address on the application form.



Application Issues

If you encounter any difficulty or have any questions, contact Macie McNichols.

Zone Websites for Applications to Officiate at Zone Meets

Central Zone

Eastern Zone


Southern Zone


Western Zone

Meet Referees & Invited Officials

2021 Toyota U.S. Open

December 1 - 4, Greensboro, NC - Trish Martin



2021 Speedo Winter Junior Championships

December 8 - 11, Greensboro, NC (East) - Peter LaGow

December 8 - 11, Austin, TX (West) - Lisa Olack



2022 TYR Pro Swim Series

January 12 - 15, Knoxville, TN - Melissa Hellervik-Bing

March 2 - 5, Des Moines, IA - Jay Thomas

March 30 - April 3, San Antonio, TX - Ron Van Pool 

June 29 - July 2, Mission Viejo, CA - Jamie Cahn



2022 Open Water Championships

April 1 - 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL - Mark McCaw



2022 Phillips 66 International Team Trials

April 26 - 30, Greensboro, NC - Kathleen Scandary



2022 Phillips 66 National Championships

August 2 - 7, Irvine, CA



Deadline for satisfactorily completing the rules test and submitting a completed application is 5:00 PM ET on Monday, October 11, 2021


The application can be found HERE.



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