NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The National Officials Certification Program is administered by the USA Swimming Officials Committee. Its primary goal is to expand the education of officials through mentoring, participation and evaluation as well recognizing those officials who have demonstrated their knowledge of swim officiating at each level and position.
Certification at any level requires a combination of several things including evaluations, local participation at meets, continuing education, and the training and mentoring of other officials.
National Certification Program mission:
"To develop officials who are competent, current and consistent from the LSC level meet to the highest level in our sport through a progressive training program based on an accumulation of experience acquired by specific meet attendance, mentoring and constructive evaluation."
Contact your LSC Officials Chair for certification and re-certification procedures in your area.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATION LEVELS
There are two levels of National Certification – N2 and N3 – for each of 5 positions:
- Stroke and Turn Judge
- Chief Judge,
- Deck Referee
- Administrative Referee
LSC & GENERAL CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES