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Officials

 

FINAL 2014 ODSL OFFICIALS ROSTER - AS OF JUNE 27

(CLICK LINK ABOVE)

 

 

2014 OFFICIALS TRAINING DATES 

All trainings are for Stroke and Turn, Starter, and Referee

the last hour of each training is for STARTER and REFEREE

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Claude Moore)
  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Claude Moore)
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Claude Moore)

ON-LINE TEST WILL BE TURNED ON APRIL 26, 2014 AT 12:00 PM (NOON) & WILL BE TURNED OFF MAY 31, 2014 AT 12:00AM (MIDNIGHT)

Private trainings are permitted by a PVS certified trainer (must be confirmed by PVS officials website and the ODSL BOD)

 

PVS & CSL training is allowed but the following procedure MUST be followed:

The on-line form must be printed and taken with you to the training. The training MUST be signed by the trainer.

alternate officials training verification form

After the form has been filled out and signed it needs to be submitted to the designated ODSL board member for the training to count. Alternate training dates will be posted as they become available.

VHSL certifications are no longer allowed in the ODSL. The primary reason for this exclusion is the differences in the stroke evaluation in Breaststroke, Backstroke and Fly. VHSL rules are more liberal in stroke mechanics. Additionally, the VHSL training is not consistent and many VHSL officials simply review the book and take an online test.

 

PLEASE UTILIZE THE FOLLOWING LINKS AS YOU PREPARE FOR TRAINING AND TEST

Referee and Starter Training Documents

Stroke & Turn Training Materials

Starter Training Materials

Referee Training Materials

Five Points for Starting

Timers Briefing

Officials Stroke Briefing

USA Swimming Rule Book -2014

Breaststroke & Butterfly Seperated Hand Interpretation (please review)

What is a False Start


2014 ODSL OFFICIALS TESTS WILL OPEN BE FROM APRIL 26 THROUGH MAY 31 - NO LATE TESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED 

ODSL has moved to on-line testing with automatic scoring of your exams.  You will know immediately if you have passed your exam(s).  Pleas click the following "ODSL Tests" to be taken to the ODSL On-line test site.  You will need the following codes to access the exams:

Referee Exam :  REFEREE  (Referees must complete all three exams and must score 90% on each test)

Starter Exam :  STARTER  (Starters should also complete Stroke/Turn exam and must score 90% on each test)

Stroke and Turn Exam : STROKE  (Must score 80%)

If you have any issues with accessing the exams or questions please contact Lynn Oliver at lynn@swimodsl.com or call her at 703-220-8664.

 

Certification Page  ....(All Officials should complete this document and turn them into your Team Rep who is responsible for submitting them to Lynn Oliver at the below address no later than June 5th)

Submit the completed Certification Page the following contact:

ODSL Swim League                                           Via Email
40723 Lenah Run Circle           or           lynn.r.oliver@verizon.net
Aldie, VA 20105 

 

The following ODSL and US Swimming documents are available for review by our Swim Officials, Computer Operators, and Coaches:


ODSL OFFICIALS ROSTER

2014 List of Approved League Officials Updated 6/27/2014.

2013 List of Approved League Officials Updated 6/28/2013.

Officials Roster ODSL 2012 - 29Jun12.pdf

ODSL Officials Roster - 28JUN2011.xls


OFFICIALS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (as outlined in League Rules):

Section 5.3.1 Stroke and Turn Judge - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; shadowed an experienced Stroke and Turn Judge at one meet.

Section 5.3.2   Starter - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge; shadowed an experienced Starter at one meet.

Section 5.3.3   Referee - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge; shadowed an experienced Referee at one meet, and be recommended by the Team Representative.

Section 5.4 - Exclusion from Required Officials Training -  Individuals holding certification from USA Swimming or other equivalent organization will be allowed to work at the highest level for which they hold Official certification or an equivalent certification.