Connecticut Swimming

How do I become an official for USA Swimming in CT?

  1. Register online as a member of Connecticut and USA Swimming (New Account Instructions) - please be aware that this is a separate account from the parent portal you use for your swimmer. You must have your own membership.
    1. Be sure to select "official" as the type of non-athlete member.
    2. Complete a Background Check and Athlete Protection Training (details below)
  2. Take the Foundations of Officiating course available at USA Swimming University. (USA Swimming University)
  3. Take the Stroke & Turn Certification Course available at USA Swimming University. (USA Swimming University)
    1. The online learning module includes both the training clinic and test.
  4. View an online video and take a short quiz about protecting athletes (APT - cannot be taken until you are within 60 days of your expiration date) - Safe Sport Policy
  5. Apply online for a background check -- required of all officials (FAQS)
  6. Take Concussion Protocol Training (CPT), one-time requirement.
    1. Concussion Protocol Training certificate
      • These certificates must be sent to your respective LSC registrar for updating your SWIMS 3.0 account.
  7. Train by shadowing a certified official. Please see Certification Standards, below, for specifics on training sessions.

New Certification Standards