This course is designed to certify or recertify participants to be Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key roles of the official. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.
Course participants intending to use this program to recertify as YMCA Level II officials must provide documentation that they have served a minimum of 12 sessions over the prior three-year certification period.
Classes will be held at Walnut Creek. A $25 registration fee per class, check payable to they YMCA of Greater Des Moines will apply the day of the class. DMYMCA Marlins volunteer officials will have their fees billed to their team.