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Become a Stroke and Turn Official (rev. Sept. 2023)   Stroke and Turn Official

Stroke & Turn Official -or- The Eyes of the Referee!

Stroke Judge

Shall operate on both sides of the pool, preferably walking slightly behind the swimmers during all strokes except freestyle, during which events they may leave poolside, at the Referee’s discretion; shall ensure that the rules relating to the style of swimming designated for the event are being observed; and shall report any violations to the Referee on signed slips detailing the event, the heat number, the lane number and the infraction. I AM READY...HOW DO I START?

Turn Judge

Shall operate on both ends of the pool; shall ensure that after the start and when turning or finishing, the swimmer complies with the rules applicable to the stroke used; and shall report any violations to the Referee on signed slips detailing the event, the heat number, lane number and infraction observed.

Jurisdiction of Stroke and Turn Judges

Before the competition begins, the Referee shall determine the respective areas of stroke and turn responsibility and jurisdiction, which may include joint, concurrent, and coordinated responsibility and jurisdiction. The Referee shall insure that all swimmers have fair, equitable, and uniform conditions of judging.

Ethics of Swim Officiating

Relay Take Off Instructions

Deck Protocol "Championship Meets"