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Training Sessions – please click here for information on how to receive the Computer Based Training Session

Training Status – click here to learn who has done what! Updated as of 5/15/21

Referee Ready – please click here to see officials who have met the qualifications to train as Referee in 2021

End of Season Certifications and what officials need to do to certify for 2021; note that Table Workers are not included in this list. There are three certified Table Workers for 2021: Karen Lynne (ASH), Amanda Bridon (RSRC), Karen Callihan (TFC) – all others will need to take the class and test next year.

Sample Hosting Team Letter for Parent Rep – note that this is an MSWord document so that you can change it

Training Record – This is what goes on the back of trainee’s cards. If your trainee did not get a card, you are welcome to print this and have them use the appropriate one as a training record. Note that trainees MUST pass the test prior to walking or that walk does not count.

Note that the testing links cannot be found online.  Officials should receive a link for either the class or test, depending on what they need. If you did not get the link, email

Certification Grid – what you need to do to certify

NOTE TO TEAMS: Please do not send too many officials to training. Each team can only support no more than three Clerks, Starters, and Referees. For Strokes and Turns, you can only train a total of 6 officials per year without inconveniencing other teams.

2021 Training Materials:


USA Officials Briefing (2017)

Head Timer Pre-meet Briefing – can be done by Head Timer, Starter, or other person designated by the Referee and/or Meet Director

Relay Dual Confirmation Documents

Meet Cover Sheet for Referees – paper version for meet use

Electronic Meet Cover Sheet

Links for concussion training:

High School:

Centers for Disease Control:

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