Welcome to all new and returning officials! This page provides many resources for our GULF Swimming officials and volunteers. Gulf Swimming also provides news throughout the swim season for everyone interested in our sport. Be sure to watch our News page for the latest information and announcements! In addition to the resources listed on this page, the USA Swimming – Officials page provides many resources for officials.
Officials Are Vital Volunteers
Officiating for USA Swimming is very different than some of the other organizations that you may have officiated for. We are located in the “Gulf Swimming” Local Swimming Committee (LSC). Our mission is to train and certify officials:
- who are fair, competent, current in rule book application and consistent in approach.
- who are capable of providing athletes with the best, most consistent and fairest possible level of observation.
- who have sufficient experience and skills to serve as an official anywhere outside of the Gulf Swimming LSC.
- who are ultimately capable of achieving National (N2 & N3) certification with USA Swimming.
We recognize that all officials are volunteers and we do our best to make this an enjoyable experience while providing the necessary professional, safe and fair environment for our swimmers! Thank you to all volunteer officials that put in countless hours, your efforts are sincerely appreciated! If you have any questions or inquiries about officiating, please do not hesitate to contact the Gulf Swimming Officials Chair, Tom Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Official Application (Registration)
Once a volunteer ensures he/she meets the officiating requirements, he/she must submit the non-athlete application form. This form is available on our Forms page.
GULF Officials Meet Sign Up
Please use our sign-up system for confirming you attendance for meets that are set up for online sign-up. The link to sign up is located below, and also on the GULF Swim Meets page. These links are the same, so you can use either one.
For all other meets, please continue to notify the Meet Referee by email until further notice.
- Gulf Swimming Officials Shirts
- Swim Supply Outlet – USA Swimming Online Store – Meet Supplies
- USA Swimming Officials Apparel
- Whistle Supplier – Deck Referee
- Officials Badge Order Form
National Meet Funding
For more information and online resources related to funding and reimbursement for officiating at national meets, see the Meets – Officials Reimbursement section of our Forms page.
Additional Officials Resources
In addition to the information on this page, we provide several additional resources:
- Certification, Training, & Clinics – Current certification standards and links for training information. This page also lists available training or mentoring options.
- Officiating Forms – Necessary forms for officials are listed on our Forms page.
- Rosters of Officials – Current lists of registered officials, sorted in several ways.
Also, be sure to read and monitor the GULF Officials category of news items posted throughout the season.