MA Officials:  Please take note:

DATE:             April 1, 2014


TO:                  LSC Officials Chairs


FROM:            Bill Rose, Online Testing Subcommittee Chair,

                        USA Swimming Officials Committee

                        Gina Mensay, Manager, Member Services


SUBJ:             Online Officials Tests Will be Unavailable April 15-30


As happens every year, the officials’ online tests will be unavailable from April 15-30, 2014. All of these tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes and to align with the 2014 Rulebook.

Tests will be back online on May 1.


If any test-takers have not completed their tests by April 15th, the uncompleted tests will be deleted and they will have to be taken over from the beginning on May 1st. Completed tests will not be deleted.

UPDATES AND NEWS (scroll down for clinic info):


posted 2/3:  MA Officials - We need YOUR ideas for a program or activity geared for officials at the House of Delegates meeting in April (proposed date: Saturday, April 26 at noon). Please email Kent Steeves, MA Officials Committee Chair with suggestions.

posted Jan 15 - New separated hands interpretation issued - details and photos available HERE

Posted 1.2.14
All Officials must now have a 2014 USA Swimming non-athlete registration.  If you have not renewed your membership - it is due NOW!   Membership cards for 2014 should have been sent to all registered members.  If you have not received your laminated card for 2014 and want to check whether you are registered - you can go to the Officials Tracking System and review or  print a copy of your 'certification' card.  Your membership expiration, as well as your BGC and APT expiration dates, will be shown on the card. You must have a current registration with BGC and APT - as well as a current Officials Certification - in order to officiate at any sanctioned Middle Atlantic meet.

(new) 9/24/13: Starter/Referee re-certification clinic program

Upcoming Officials' clinics: (updated March 27, 2014)
See Clinics/Training page for calendar and detailed information.

Administrative Official Clinics
April 26 (possible clinic at MA House of Delegates) Ft. Washington, PA

Stroke & Turn Clinics
(clinics are open to attendees from any club)
April 5 at 10am - Ocean City, NJ (hosted by OCCC, all welcome)
April 5 at 9am - Salvation Army Kroc Center (hosted by SAKA, all welcome)
April 19 at 9am - F&M Woods Room (hosted by DSC, all welcome)

Please email Lynn to if your club would like to host a spring clinic.

Starter Clinics
no clinics are scheduled at this time

If you are interested in becoming certified as a starter and have been certified as a stroke & turn judge for at least one year, please email Cecil Gordon to confirm your participation.

Open Water Swimming in Middle Atlantic:
Link to most current information on MA Open Water Swimming

Find more information here:
Open Water Safety Plan and Guidebook
Open Water Sanction Application Checklist Guidebook
Open Water Emergency Legislation


2014 LC schedule

Boyertown Long Course Derby

To add your sign up sheet
(or for help creating a sign up)
email sign up help.
If you are in need of a clinic for new officials in your area, please contact Lynn Collester.

Meet Directors/Officials' Coordinators: Please contact Kent Steeves for instructions to access the most current officials' distribution list.

Looking for Open Water swimming info? Scroll to the bottom of this page.

**We would like to hear from you. Please share your experiences with unusual situations/resolutions via this Situations/Resolutions Form so we can share the information with all Middle Atlantic Swimming Officials. Thank you! (added 4/22/13)
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