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Fritz Lehman
April 23rd, 2003, 01:54 PM
I'm looking at the rule book to see who has to be certified to work a local meet.

Article 103.2 says

The referee shall be certified as a stroke and turn judge, starter, or referee by USA Swimming, YMCA, or any other USMS-approved certifying body.

I can't find where it says the stroke and turns judges themselves shall be certified. Am I just missing it?

It's stated pretty clearly in the requirements for nationals that all officials must be certified.

MPohlmann
April 26th, 2003, 06:05 PM
As I understand it, at local Masters meets only 2 officials are required and only one of them needs to be certified. That one would be the referee and would also be stroke and turn judge if you have only 2 officials. The other official would be starter and stroke and turn judge, but need not be certified. The referee at a local Masters meet need only be certified at the Stroke and Turn Judge level.

Mary Pohlmann
Ozark LSC Stroke and Turn Judge
Central LMSC Chairman