To champion the development and achievement of the Oregon Swimming community.
P.O. Box 449
West Linn, OR 97068

2024 OSAA High School State Swimming Championship
February 16th - 17th, 2024

Tualatin Hills Rec. Swim Center
15707 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006

6A Referee: Julie Carpenter

4A-1A Referee: Jack Burnett

5A Referee: Judi Creech

Application to Officiate




February 17-18, 2024

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1276 G Street

Springfield, OR 97477

Application to Officiate



February 22 - February 25, 2024

Osborn Aquatic Center

1940 NW Highland Dr.

Corvallis, OR 97330

Application to Officiate


2024 OSI Senior/Region XII ARENA SC Championships

February 29-March 3, 2024

Tualatin Hills Rec. Swim Center

15707 SW Walker Rd

Beaverton OR 97006

Application to Officiate



Happy New Year!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! 
No update on R9 (the singular standard by which all officials are certified and trained). We will continue with our LSC training and certification.
2024 Officials Recertification:
Only recertification exams are required for 2024. If you became certified 9/1/23 - 12/31/23 you do not need to re-test and have automatically been advanced to 12/31/2024. If you have not taken the recertification exam/s your LSC credentials have been extended to 3/04/2024. If you have taken the recertification exam/s and your LSC expiration date has not been updated 12/31/2024 please let me know. LSC certifications updated to 12/31/2024 no action required. Trainees no action required.
2024 Recertification Exams by position:
Referee: referee and administrative referee
Starter: starter and stroke & turn
Stroke and Turn: stroke and turn
Electronic Timing: timing judge
Administrative Official: administrative official and timing judge
You can find exams at USA Swimming University. To narrow your options select officials then recertification exams.
I am unable to view exam results within an account (doesn't mean its not there, I just can not view) and I do not receive notification when an exam is completed. There have been a considerable number of anomalies with exam reports. For the most accurate reporting I will need you to send a screen shot of your competed exam (only a screenshot of results, not the entire exam). 

Officials can update club affiliation and email preferences within their USAS account. Your account is not synced to the OSI website; please let me know if you have made changes and I will update the OSI website.

Judi Creech
Officials Chair


2024 USA Swimming Rulebook 
As a part of your 2024 membership (including trainees), you may order one 2024 USA Swimming Rulebook through the link above. 2024 USA Swimming rulebooks MUST be ordered by December 1st, 2023. Once your order has been successfully completed you will receive a confirmation email from Formsite. After December 1st, 2023 rulebooks may be purchased through SwimOutlet. 
reminder: 2024 Rulebooks will not be mailed until 2024
There have been numerous questions as to why certification and recertification test results are not syncing to an official's OTS account.  USA Swimming is exploring a more intuitive process, but for now please make sure you are following the directions below after completing the test.
  • Complete certification/recertification test
  • Open the scored test by clicking on the score link
  • Scroll to the bottom of the scored test
    • This will also allow for a review of missed questions
  • Click on the NEXT button
  • This will take the official to a completion screen and should sync the test result (passed) to their account
If this does not resolve the issue, please let me know and we will submit a HELP ticket. 
Judi Creech
Officials Chair
[email protected]
September 30th, 2023 Officials Mini Expo
Use the links below to sigh up for meetings and clinics. Please join us for lunch, each clinic sign up has a lunch option so we can get a headcount. If you have any questions please contact Judi Creech [email protected]

Please note the location for 9/30/2023

Oregon State Bar Association

16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road 

Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Officials schedule

9:00 am - 9:45 am Referee Meeting

9:45 am - 11:00 am Train the Trainer Clinic

11:00 am - 11:45 am General Meeting

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Guest Speaker

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm LUNCH 

Clinics start 1:15pm

Stroke and Turn Clinic

Starter Clinic

Electronic Timing Clinic

Admin Referee Clinic

Referee Clinic

Administrative Official Clinic - 7:00 pm 9/29/2023 zoom

Meet Director Clinic -  7:30 pm 10/11/2023 zoom


Oregon State Bar Association

16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road 

Tigard, OR 97281-1935


Administrative Official Clinic - via zoom 7:30 pm 9/29/2023

Meet Diretor Clinic - via zoom 7:00 pm 10/11/2023



Officials Mini Expo 9/30/2023

Oregon State Bar Association

16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road 

Tigard, OR 97281-1935.


Traveling south on I-5:

  1. Take exit 291, the Carman Dr./King City exit.
  2. Turn right onto Carman Dr. and continue on SW Upper Boones Ferry Road down the hill passing Sequoia Parkway and train tracks.
  3. Turn left at the T in the road (SW 72nd Avenue/SW Upper Boones Ferry Road).
  4. Turn right at the next light into the driveway of the Oregon State Bar Building.

Traveling north on I-5:

  1. Take exit 291, the Carman Dr./King City exit.
  2. Turn left onto Carman Drive and continue down the hill on SW Upper Boones Ferry Road passing Sequoia Parkway and train tracks.
  3. Turn left at the T in the road (SW 72nd Avenue/SW Upper Boones Ferry Road).
  4. Turn right at the next light into the driveway of the Oregon State Bar Building.




Oregon Swimming Championship Officiating Opportunities



July 20th - 23rd, 2023

Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center

3545 NE 17th St.

Gresham, OR 97030

Application to Officiate

This meet will be an OQM offering National Evaluations



2023 OSI Arena 10 & Under LC CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 8th - 9th, 2023

Albany Community Pool

2150 SE 36th Ave

Albany, OR97321

Application to Officiate



Officiating Opportunities Western Zone



JULY 13 – 16, 2023

Idaho Central Aquatic Center

3575 S. Findley Ave.

Boise, ID 83705

Application to Officiate


2023 Western Zone Senior Championships 

JULY 25 – 29, 2023

Clovis, CA

(The meet will be contested over five full days)

Application to Officiate


2023 Western Zone Age Group Championships - Boise, ID

August 2nd –  August 5th

Idaho Central Aquatics Center

3575 S. Findley Ave.,

Boise, ID 83705 

Application to Officiate



Information Western Zone Mentorship Reimbursement Program WZ Senior Championships and WZ Age Group Championships



OSAA / OnPoint Community Credit Union 2023 Swimming State Championships: Application to Officiate

February 17th - 18th, 2023

Tualatin Hills Rec. Swim Center 
15707 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006



All officials, volunteers and event staff will need to upload their vaccination information in to the OSAA Vaccination portal to be verified. If you have not yet entered your information, please do so through this link: Please use "Other Officials Form" tab. Proof of Vaccination status provision (OSAA) is only required once, if you completed last year you do not need to complete again.


applications have been taken down, 6A is full, there maybe some availability 4A-1A and 5A please contact the meet referee to confirm availability




2023 Rulebook

Rulebooks will NOT be automatically sent to registered officials. Officials may request a hard copy of USA Swimming’s 2023 Rulebook. To do so, please use the link below. Please complete the order form by no later than Friday, December 16, 2022

2023 Rulebook Order Form



2023 Registration information SWIMS 3.0

You are now responsible for registering yourself for 2023. Your club is no longer able to register you. Once you have linked your existing account or created a new account you need to request a registration link from your club. If you are unattached please contact the OSI office [email protected] for a registration link.

How do I create an account in SWIMS as a new member - ARTICLE

Creating an Account for Existing Members - VIDEO

How do I set up my new SWIMS account if I already have a membership? - ARTICLE

USA Swimming - Login page


The new Official Member Card looks a bit different. LSC and national certifications are not listed right now, that will change as updates are released. As always USAS registration is valid through the end of the year. Please keep and eye on your expiration date. 













Officiating Opportunities

2022 SC OSI 10 and Under Championships
February 19 - 20, 2022
Willamalane Pool  
1276 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Referee: Bill Shreeve

2022 OSI SC OSI 11-14 Championships
February 24 - 27, 2022
Osborne Aquatics Center
1940 NW Highland Dr
Corvallis, OR 97330
Referee: Darrell Geymann     

2022 OSI Senior/Region XII ARENA SC Championships 
March 3 - 6, 2022
Tualatin Hills Rec. Swim Center 
15707 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006
Referee: Sheila Lovell-Otterstrom 


OSAA / OnPoint Community Credit Union 2022 Swimming State Championships: Application to Officiate

February 18th - 19th, 2022

Tualatin Hills Rec. Swim Center 
15707 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006



All officials, volunteers and event staff will need to upload their vaccination information in to the OSAA Vaccination portal to be verified. If you have not yet entered your information, please do so through this link: Please use "Other Officials Form" tab.

***WALK ON OFFICIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED*** application required to officiate


High School Districts - please contact the listed meet referee to officiate

February 12 Astoria Tom Ishii - [email protected]
February 11-12 Molalla Aquatic Center Johan Van de - [email protected]
February 11-12 Albany Community Pool Bill Shreeve - [email protected]
February 11-12 Warren H Daugherty AC- Cottage Grove Aimee Hoeffs - [email protected]
February 11-12 Parkrose Chad Vassallo - [email protected]
February 12 Cottage Grove-Midwestern Aimee Hoeffs - [email protected]
February 12 Osborn Aquatic Center Jacki Allender - [email protected]
February 12 Hood River Dan Rawding - [email protected]
February 11-12 Matt Dishman Pool (PIL) Julie Carpenter - [email protected]
February 11-12 Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (Metro) Darrell Geymann - [email protected]
February 12  McMinnville Aquatic Center Ray Jentges - [email protected]
February 12  David Douglas-Mt Hood Judi Creech - [email protected]
February 11-12 Three Rivers-Tualatin HS Ken Chard [email protected]
February 12  Juniper Swim Center Bend Sheila Lovell-Otterstrom - [email protected]
February 4-5 Warren H Daugherty AC- Cottage Grove Margie Zerr [email protected]
February 18 Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center Judi Creech - [email protected]
February 19 Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center Julie Carpenter - [email protected]
February 19 Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center Julia Murphy - [email protected]

USA Swimming National Championship Meets

If you are interseted in appling to natonal meets please review USAS website and contact OSI Officials Chair Judi Creech for more information


Official's Assistance Relief Fund ***extended***

The Officials Registration Assistance Fund has been established to assist officials who have been financially impacted by Covid-19. Using monies set aside by OSI for Covid-19 related expenses. All applicants must be Officials in good standing, with a completed background check, current Athlete Protection Training, and must meet published OSI recertification requirements. Applicants will be limited to a 1-time award of assistance ($40 per official). If the applicants last name is A-L, successful completion of the appropriate USA Swimming test/s is required. 
Interested parties will complete the following Google Form application:  Official's Assistance Relief Fund Application


COVID Update for Officials
  • Things are going to look different as we begin swim meets again until the pandemic is over.  Plan on:
    • Wearing a mask and social distancing
    • Knowing and understanding the local, state and facility restrictions for swimming events.
    • Advance planning and commitment.
    • Official’s meetings via Zoom.
    • Deck rotations being assigned in advance and communicated via email.
    • Deck training being assigned in advance with the opportunity for the Trainee and Trainer to meet prior to the meet via Zoom.
    • “Walk on” officials will not likely be accommodated
    • Being prepared for difficult conditions on deck.

***It is very important that all officials read the meet document


News and Updates  - December 2020

  • The boundaries for our areas for each Area Chair have been re-defined.  Please see the OSI website for details. 
  • A big thank you to Reed Sloss who has been serving Oregon Swimming for 17 years and will be stepping down due to the current situation.  He was the Central Oregon Area Chair, the Sanction Chair, was certified as ET/AO/S & T/ Starter/Referee and a trainer.  He was also very supportive of HS swimming.  Oregon Swimming is very appreciative of Reed’s long-time support.
  • Concussion training reminder – Referees must complete their concussion training annually; all other officials must complete it once.
  • The USA Swimming Professional documents and videos are available on the USA Swimming website under Education & Training.  Look them over when you have time to keep your officiating principals fresh in your mind.
  • The tech suit restrictions, proposed by the Age Group Development Committee, went into effect for 12-and-under swimmers on September 1, 2020. 
  • The format for the Oregon Swimming winter championship meets is still being determined.  Stay tuned…information will be on the website when it is available.
  • Plan ahead for Western Zones for next summer – 2021.  The WZ mentoring and reimbursement program will be available for both the WZ Age Group meet and the WZ SR meet for all of those officials that make a full commitment to the meet.
  • If you are interested in officiating at a National meet (and qualified), applications will be posted on the USA Swimming website 180 days before the event.  The applications will be pulled 120 days before the event, and they will select approximately 60 officials per meet. 
  • Please use current information from this website and USA Swimming for any training.
  • Dive Certification - If an athlete is not dive certified, they MUST start in the water.  If they are dive certified, they MAY start from the block, the side or in the water.
  • Block rules with relay starts - A swimmer must have at least part of one foot in contact with the starting platform in front of the adjustable back plate during a relay exchange.
  • When using backstroke ledges, at least one toe from each foot must be in contact with the wall.
  • DQ slips - make them clear and legible - fix clerical errors.
  • Deck changing & suit issues - get the coach involved.
  • There is no "I" in TEAM - Our purpose is to work together for the common good - every job at the meet is very important.  Accept any assignment as a Team Player!
  • Stick to the rule book and avoid rumors – use common sense and good judgment…and remember…the benefit of the doubt always goes to the swimmer!

Awards and recognition:

  • The 2020 Dick Parker award for excellence in Officiating went to Pat Allender! 
    • He has served as ET / AO and S & T.  He is one of the experts in Oregon with the Hy-Tech and computer operations.  His behind the scenes support for HS Swimming is instrumental in preparing and running the championship meets.  We appreciate the MANY years that Pat has served Oregon swimming…this is very well deserved!
  • Newbee Award -  2020  ET – Karen Arpag - HRST
  • Newbee Award  - 2020 S & T -Christie Semualo - LHST
  • Official of the Month - 2020
    • January – Pat Allender
    • February – Mike Ahten
    • March – Patrick & Sonya Huskey
    • April – Bob Heymann
    • May – Bob Sommers
    • June – Amit Kumar
    • August – Ricci Huling


USA Swimming Safe Sport - MAAPP

MAAPP – The Minor Athlete Prevention Policy is a Congressional mandate from US Center for Safe Sport.  Please take time to read and understand the policy.  USA Swimming Safe Sport has come out with a new policy.     Please review policy for details

  • When hosting a meet – be proactive!  
  • Ensure that Athletes that are 18years & older are current in their APT.
  • Have your plan in place for Timers and Volunteers.
  • Have your bathroom / locker room situation figured out



Official of the Month


Thanks to our Ded icated Officials
Gold Star Officials
These Oficials have served Oregon Swimming for 10 or more years!
  Years   Years    Years
Fran Hart 27 Bill Shreeve 16 Sheila Lovell-Otterstrom 11
Norm Hart 27 Keri Hanke 15 Peggy Sue Luffred 11
Jacki Allender 25 Alex Arizala 14 Darcy Smith 11
Pat Allender 25 Liam McMahon 14 Anne Stansell 11
Mark Rieniets 24 Tony Ranno 14 Aaron Tam 11
Betty Ishii 22 Otilia Sapienza 14 Bryan Watt 11
Tom Ishii 22 Walter Monk 13 Margie Zerr 11
Julie Carpenter 21 Sandie Ashland 13 Glen Champlin 10
Dan Gipe 21 Kristen Holbo 13 Jerry Chang 10
Andrew Guyler 21 Stephanie Schultz 13 Jim Corbeau 10
Jeff Gudman 20 Patricia Furrer-Hatzikos 12 Shannon Corbeau 10
Joe Dahl 20 David Galbraith 12 Gary Dalrymple 10
Dan Rawding 19 Margaret Kincaid 12 Aimee Dhakhwa 10
James Hayden 18 Debbie Laderoute 12 Ray Jentges 10
Tom Smallwood 18 Martha Pagel 12 Vicki Krutzikowsky 10
Dave Twenge 18 Michael Reed 12 Jeff Miller 10
Hal Beamer 17 Rhonda Soule 12 Jenifer Mittelstadt 10
Bob Heymann 17 Kimberly Cheren 11 Tom Pierce 10
Cliff Lyons 17 Chris Engler 11 Jennifer Smith 10
Reed Sloss 17 Gracie Goddard 11 Teresa Steinbock 10
Julie Greenaway 16 Tom Holt 11 Lori Stevens 10
Stacie Holmstrom 16 Amit Kumar 11 Joy Suppes 10
Julia Murphy 16        
Silver Star Officials
These Officals have served Oregon Swimming  for 5-9 years!