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!


All Local Swimming Committees (LSC) shall adopt these Standards for Certification of Officials which also, in part, include the basic steps listed at 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.

The Start: Philosophy and Protocol
30:36FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Butterfly
5:46FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Breaststroke
5:31FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Freestyle
2:26FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Individual Medley
2:34FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Relays
2:01FEB 14, 2017
Officiating Backstroke
6:34FEB 10, 2017

LSC & Zone Map

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

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