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Requirements for all officials

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Position Specific Certification​ Requirements

  • Stroke & Turn Judge

    • Apprentice for six (6) sessions with at least three (3) different Mentors, preferably four (4) Different Mentors; sessions must be completed at three (3) or more different Meets and two (2) different pools​

    • Apprenticeship session cannot only contain Freestyle events

    • At the completion of 6th apprentice session the meet referee will validate completion of sessions. 

  • Starter 

    • Must have worked a minimum of one (1) year and have officiated at least 12 sessions as a Certified Stroke and Turn official prior to apprenticing as a Starter.

    • Must apprentice six (6) sessions as an Apprentice Starter with at least two (2) different Mentors, preferably four (4) different Mentors. Sessions must be completed at three (3) or more different meets and pools

  • Referee

    • Must have worked a minimum of one (1) year and have started six (6) sessions as a Certified Starter prior to apprenticing as a Referee.

    • Must apprentice six (6) sessions as Apprentice Referee with at least two (2) different Mentors, preferably four (4) different Mentors. Sessions must be completed at three (3) or more different Meets and pools​

Jamestown Jaws   PO Box 1911 Jamestown, North Dakota 58402

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