Office Phone: 503-747-3702
You are invited to submit an application to officiate at the US Paralympic Trials to be held in Charlotte, NC June 29-July 2, 2016.
The application to officiate is posted on the OSI website. This is a tremendous opportunity to watch elite athletes compete for their slot for the Olympic Team. You do not need to be a Paralympic Official or have experience at Para meets. You will receive training and information if you are selected to officiate.
If you have any questions, please contact Char Sorensen.
Western Regional Officals Chair, US Paralympics and Colorado Disability Chair
The 2016 USMS Summer National Championship will take place from August 17-21 at the Mt Hood pool in Gresham this summer. Officials are needed for the meet. An application to officiate at the meet is available in for qualified officials on the OSI website. Please submit your application by May 11 for assigned officials and by July 17 for all others.
There will be a significant new timing rule that goes into effect on 1st May, 2016.
In line with FINA rules, USA swimming has decided to drop the requirement to perform adjustment of backup times by calculating the consistent average across the other lanes. This will greatly simplify the determination of back up times. Please make sure that officials at meets starting on or after May 1st are aware of this new ruling.
Remember that rules are applied on the first day of the meet and used for the duration of that meet, so meets which start in April but finish on May 1st will still need to use the old rule on May 1st.
Updated training materials are already available on the OSI website.
If you have any questions about this, please contact Andrew Guyler.
Admin Official and Electronic Timing Chair, Oregon Swimming
As happens every year, the officials’ online tests will be unavailable from April 15-30, 2016. All of these tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes and to align with the 2016 Rulebook. Tests will be back online on May 1.
If any test-takers have not completed their tests by April 15th, the uncompleted tests will be deleted and they will have to be taken over from the beginning on May 1st. COMPLETED tests will not be deleted. Note: NCAA tests will not be affected and will still be available from the NCAA testing link on the website.