Any officials who is looking to attend a swim meet run using IPC Swimming rules, the meets confirmed for this year at this point are:
February 28 – March 1, 2015 Central Oklahoma Para-Swimming Open Edmond, OK
February 28 Tri States Regional Swim Meet Rutgers University, NJ
March 20 – 22, 2015 Can-Am Para-swimming Championships Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
April 23 – 25, 2015 Texas Regional Games San Antonio, TX
May 9 – 10, 2015 Cincinnati Disability Open Cincinnati, OH
May 15 – 16, 2015 Gateway Games St. Charles, MO
May 15 – 17, 2015 Desert Challenge Mesa, AZ
June 6 – 7, 2015 Jimi Flowers Classic Colorado Springs, CO
June 6 – 8, 2015 Great Lakes Games Lake Forest, IL
June 6 Mason Meet Brunswick H.S., NJ
June 11 – 14, 2015 Endeavor Games Edmond, OK
July 20-21 National Junior Disability Championships Union County, NJ
August 7 – 15, 2015 Parapan American Games Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
September 12 – 13, 2015 California Classic Yucaipa, CA
October 24 – 25, 2015 Fred Lamback Disability Meet Augusta, GA
December 10 – 12, 2015 Can-Am Open Bismarck, ND
Further details and applications to officiate can be found on the U.S. Paralympics Swimming web site at: https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Swimming/Resident-Program as they become available.
Towards the later part of 2014 we updated the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Officials certification and recertification process to make it simpler. The attachment explains the process if anyone missed the email last year. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
U.S. Paralympics Swimming is in the final stages of developing a U.S. Paralympics Swimming Officials on-line course and officials test to replace a portion of the existing class room course, and the open book test which is part of the certification. The final timeline is not yet available but as details and dates are finalized I will let you know. The on-line test will become a mandatory component of both the certification and recertification process for swimming officials. The hope is that this will make it easier for officials to access and complete the test, while at the same time ensuring that the quality and knowledge of our officials continues to increase as the IPC Swimming rule book continues to evolve.
If you know of anyone who would either like to be included or if you would like to be removed from the distribution list for these emails, please let me know.
U.S. Paralympics Swimming – Officials Chair
Cell: (503) 929 7538