Join our Facebook group and ask questions/get updates from the VP of Officials/Clinics:


Click here for GRAL Officials training. Be sure to choose the right course! If you need to create an account, you must enter your team name. Email if you have any questions.

2023 Certification – List of officials who are certified as of 06/02/23 – if you think someone should be on this list and they are missing, email to check status

Concussion Status – List of officials who have or need the concussion class. When an official takes that class, please send copy of certificate to Class links appear below. At this time, this class only needs to be taken once. USA Officials are exempt (as they take the class through USA Swimming).

Certification Status – List of officials and what they need to do for the 2023 season

Referee Ready – List of officials who can train as Referee this year; note, this has been updated

Training Schedule for In-person Sessions (includes All Referees and New Strokes & Turns Judges) – this version includes locations

Class Attendance – Here is who has attended one of the above sessions as of 05/26/23

Training Record – This is what goes on the back of trainee’s “cards.” Please print this for all trainees 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.

Certification Grid – what you need to do in general to certify and remain certified

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.

2022 Training Materials:


USA Officials Briefing (2017)

Referee Checklist

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

Prior Meet Director Training (circa 2005)

Relay Dual Confirmation Documents

Meet Cover Sheet for Referees – paper version for meet use

Electronic Meet Cover Sheet

Links for concussion training (just choose one):

High School:

Centers for Disease Control:

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