2024 REGISTRATION: All officials will be registering for USA Swimming through their clubs. Officials will register with their club and then will be provided a link through which to register for USA Swimming.  Unattached officials can register through the link HERE. Please contact Amanda Gleason (207) 852-2804 with any questions.


IN NEED OF MEET OFFICIALSFor anyone who is in need of officials you may send your request to the following: Amanda Gleason (207) 852-2804 [email protected].  Any official who is able to attend will respond. Any official who would prefer not to be listed please contact the Officials Chair


MESI Guidelines for Officials' Certification (updated 5/8/2024)

Steps To Getting And Maintaining Certification (updated 5/8/2024)

Certification Checklist Templates (new 5/8/2024)

   Referee (Ref)

   Adminstrative Official (AO)

   Chief Judge (CJ)

   Starter (SR)

   Stroke and Turn Judge (ST)

   Junior Stroke and Turn Judge (Junior ST)


Request to Shadow (5/8/2024)

YMCA-USA Agreement of Reciprocity (5/8/2024)




In Maine (contact Amanda Gleason at [email protected] if you wish to attend or schedule a clinic)

In New England (MESI WELCOME)

In Potomac Valley (MESI WELCOME)



Radio Etiquette and Usage Guidelines

The Swimming Official (a Self-Evaluation)

Timer Briefing (updated 5/8/2022)

Stroke and Turn Briefing (updated 5/8/2024)


Name Tags  - If you need a name tag please contact Amanda Gleason at [email protected]


USA Swimming Rules and Regulations:

The USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Book is an official publication of USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for swimming in the U.S. Changes to the rulebook are made on a yearly basis following the USAS Convention to include any new legislation, revisions and updates as voted on by the House of Delegates.

Click HERE for a complete copy of the 2024 Rulebook

Technical Rule Differences Between Organizations