INTRODUCING ONLINE TRAINING

USA Swimming is in the process of providing fully online, self-guided courses for Stroke and Turn, Administrative Official, Starter, and Deck Referee. This Spring the Stroke and Turn course has been released and is now the only way to become a Stroke and Turn official. Please follow these instructions to become a Stroke and Turn official. All others please skip down to the section titled “Illinois Swimming Run Clinics.”

 

STROKE AND TURN CLINICS (USA SWIMMING RUN)

PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CLINIC:

https://forms.gle/aLrkUd5p4d3VbsmN6

 

ILLINOIS SWIMMING RUN CLINICS

This Spring, Illinois Swimming will run clinics for ONLY Administrative Official. Registration opened April 1.

New officials may only choose Stroke and Turn (run by USA Swimming, see above) or Admin Official. Before registering for a clinic, please make sure that you can attend. There are No Refunds for clinic registration fees.

Within a few days of completing the clinic sign-up process and payment (for Administrative Officials only this Spring), you will receive a link inviting you to an online classroom. The classroom contains short, interactive videos for you to complete. You MUST complete ALL videos before attending the training.

Each training session is led by an experienced Illinois Swimming Official. The clinics have different lengths (approximately 90 minutes for stroke and turn, 2 hours for admin and starter, and three hours for referees). 

To register for a clinic:

  • Click on "register" on this page for the clinic you wish to attend (as a new official you must start with either Stroke and Turn or Admin Official). This will take you to the registration page for the clinic.
  • Click on the "register online" button on the page you are redirected to.
  • Click on "Continue or Check Status".
  • If you are a new official, this will take you to a page to create a new account. Even though it is on the SportsEngine platform, it is NOT the same as the account you may already have with your club and IS NOTyour USA Swimming non-athlete membership account. 

**Please note, that registrations are processed by volunteers on a weekly basis. You may not receive an immediate registration response.

For those looking to become referees, you must have completed and been CERTIFIED as an AO prior to registering for the Deck Referee clinic.

Have a question about web-based training? Contact [email protected].

LINKS TO POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING INFORMATION

STROKE AND TURN

ADMIN OFFICIAL

STARTER

REFEREE

OPEN WATER

 

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Fall Clinics Coming! Registration is open.

Stroke & Turn training is currently being changed/updated by USA Swimming.

Right now, we will only be offering Admin Official training at the LSC level for the Spring clinics.

Clinic Date

Position Clinic Time Registration Deadline

 Registration Link

Stroke and turn clinics are now year round. Please fill out this form for more information:

https://forms.gle/aLrkUd5p4d3VbsmN6

Are you interested in leading online training?    Email us!

If you have any trouble with the webinar please email Steve Fidanze and Alex Abramovich

 

These items MUST be completed before you can start your on-deck training!

  1. Become a non-athlete Official of USA Swimming
    1. A non-Athlete Registration link must be requested directly from your club. Please be sure to register as an Official, not a Member.
    2. This MUST be completed before the following steps.
  2. Background Checks
  3. Athlete Protection Training
    1. Complete through the USAS Education tab 
    2. APT is mandatory for all Officials, Coaches, and athletes 18 and older
  4. NFHS Concussion Training or CDC Concussion Training Certification and email it to the Illinois Swimming Office for updating of your USAS Officials membership card.

ON-DECK TRAINING MATERIALS

SIGN-UP LINKS FOR OPEN WATER CLINICS

Spring Open Water Clinics:

NEXT CLINIC: May 21st & 23rd VIA Zoom: Click here to register

QUESTIONS?

Questions for the Committee? Questions about Officiating? Contact [email protected].

Please allow a few days for a response as the mailbox is staffed by volunteers.

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