Membership cards are not being mailed this year. 
Click HERE for instructions on printing your Membership Card

Upcoming Officials' clinics: (updated Feb 1, 2016)
See Clinics/Training page for calendar and detailed information.

Administrative Official Clinics

 MA will be hosting online AO Clinics on the following nights:

Tue Feb 9, 2016  7 PM CANCELLED

Wed Mar 16, 2016  7 PM

Mon Apr 24, 2016  7 PM

Tue  Jun 7, 2016  7 PM

Wed July 13, 2016  7 PM

Click Here for the Presentation

Click Here for the class handouts


 Notify Kent Steeves and David Blake of your intent to attend one of the AO clinics.

.Stroke & Turn Clinics
(clinics are open to attendees from any club)
DATE - Feb 7, 2016
WHERE - 1030 W. Walnut Street, Allentown PA 18102
TIME   - 1 PM
CONTACT - Donna Daday
DATE - Feb 20, 2016
WHERE - Central York High School 601 Mundis Mill Road, York, PA  17406
TIME   - 9 AM - 1 PM
CONTACT - Judy Quigley

Look under Clinics/Training for additional information on these clinics.

Please email Betsy Champagne if your club would like to host a clinic.

Starter Clinics 

DATE - Feb 6, 2016
WHERE - West Shore YMCA, 410 Fallowfield Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, 717-737-9622
TIME   - 1 PM - 4 PM
CONTACT - Mark Geleskie

If you are interested in becoming certified as a starter and have been certified as a stroke & turn judge for at least one year, please email Mark Geleskie to inquire about a clinic. An "invitation" is not required to attend a starter clinic.

Referee Clinic

DATE - Feb 6, 2016
WHERE - West Shore YMCA, 410 Fallowfield Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, 717-737-9622
TIME   - 10 AM - 1 PM
CONTACT - Mark Geleskie


Look under Clinics/Training for additional information on these clinics.

Please email Betsy Champagne if your club would like to host a clinic.

From the USAS Officials Committee
Pertaining to the freestyle portion of the medley events.  Determination of the body position during the freestyle portion of the medley events (individual and relay) should be judged in a similar manner to other body position calls. Namely, the shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall. The judge should watch the swimmer’s feet leave the wall and then look up to gauge the relative position of the shoulders to onen another. It is important to consciously think about the position of the shoulders from the point of observation – forward in time and not project back in time to where the shoulders might have been between the time the feet left the wall and the observation was made.  As always, the benefit of any doubt goes to the swimmer. This is particularly true when the judge is observing more than one lane as it may be quite difficult to ascertain the position of the shoulders when observing from a different lane.

Suggested language for the disqualification slip
Use Miscellaneous-Other (7T) “Swimming more that ¼ of the race in the style of backstroke.”

A reminder that Officials will NOT receive a laminated card for 2016.  Officials will need to print out a membership card from OTS (officials tracking system).  This card will show your current membership, expiration dates for background check and athlete protection training and list the your Officiating certifications (e.g Stroke and Turn, Starter, etc.).



USA Swimming article on Cecil Gordon from Worlds

Re-Imbursement Information:

Please use this Re-imbursement form for Background Check or other re-imbursements.  Please follow the instructions on the form to submit the completed form to Kent Steeves.

Read the new IM Interpretation letter here.


To:      General Chairs

Safe Sport Chairs

Membership Chairs

All Staff Members

USA Swimming Safe Sport is excited to announce the release of the Athlete Protection Training Renewal Course! 

- It is a brand new, 30-minute, scenario based course

-  It will be required of all renewing non-athlete members when their current APT certification expires

-  For members whose APT certification expires in 2015, the deadline to renew is 12/31/15

-  The requirement will be good for 24 months from 12/31/15

If you don’t know when your APT certification expires, check your Deck Pass.

The course is available now at www.usaswimming.org/apt.  Fill in your first &  last name and birthdate and follow the prompts.  You will be redirected to Praesidium’s site.  The name of the course is “Athlete Protection Training Renewal Course”.  Select the course and complete it all the way through to the quiz.  SWIMS will update your member record.

Contact us at safesport@usaswimming.org or mvail@usaswimming.org if you have questions.


Open Water Swimming in Middle Atlantic:
Link to most current information on MA Open Water Swimming

Find more information here:
Open Water Safety Plan and Guidebook
Open Water Sanction Application Checklist Guidebook
Open Water Emergency Legislation

2015-2016 SC/LC schedule

Thank you for your help during the 2015-16 season!
If you would like to add your meet here for sign-up, please send a sign-up link to David Blake

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For info on how to create or edit your sign up sheet, click 
If you are in need of a clinic for new officials in your area, please contact Kent Steeves.

Meet Directors/Officials' Coordinators: Please contact Kent Steeves for instructions to access the most current officials' distribution list.

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**We would like to hear from you. Please share your experiences with unusual situations/resolutions via this Situations/Resolutions Form so we can share the information with all Middle Atlantic Swimming Officials. Thank you! (added 4/22/13)
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