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The E-Newsletter of the USA Swimming Officials Committee
Congratulations to Janet Law of Virginia Swimming as the September
recipient of the Maxwell Excellence Award for service to local swimming.
To learn more about the award and to see a list of previous recipients
Stroke and Turn DVD
There is a new stroke and turn DVD available for
purchase at the USA Swimming Store. The DVD is based on the previous
tape but has been updated to include the most recent rule changes by
FINA. It also includes a chapter index controls which allows for easy
movement between chapters. To go to the USA Swimming Store,
We have created a starter DVD that is also available at
the USA Swimming Store. It is all new video and commentary including
actual examples from meets at all levels of competition from 8 & unders
to Nationals. Like the stroke & turn DVD, this has a chapter index to
permit easy navigation. There is a two page companion document on the
USA Swimming website that should be downloaded for use with the DVD. It
can be found in the Training Resources section of the Officials website.
To get to the USA Swimming Store, click here.
To go to the Training Resources section, click here.
Officials Online Tests
Remember to use the 2007 Rulebook. For
recertifying Starters, there is a new test that combines Starter, Clerk
of Course and Stroke and Turn questions. Only one test is now required.
to connect the on-line test site.
Officials Training Clinic
The annual officials training clinic will be
held this year in St Louis, MO during the weekend of October 12-14.
This clinic brings in referees from around the country to exchange ideas
and experiences to enhance and expand their knowledge and skills.
For officials who plan to attend the USA Swimming Convention, the
Officials Committee will be presenting on Thursday, Sept. 27 a workshop
at 8:00am and Burning Issues for Officials at 3:00pm. On Friday, Sept
28 there will be an Open Water Officials Seminar at 11:00am.
Also, the legislation packet has been posted to the web site.
to view current proposed legislation.
Administrative Referee Guidelines
We have updated the Administrative Referee Guidelines to include a new
procedure that has been used at our national meets for the processing of
relay cards. Hy-Tek can produce "cards" that have spaces for the entry
of each swimmer's name which can then be entered into the database and
produced on the lane time sheets.
to see the new update.