MSI Stroke and Turn Judge Evaluation
Evaluated Official
Last Name *
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First Name *
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Level of Evaluation *
Knowledge of current rules and procedures
Stroke and Turn - know and understand all the applicable rules and official interpretations for each stroke - Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle, Individual Medley, Medley Relays. *
Procedures for Relays
Relay Early Take Off Judging - Understands observation protocol – departure then touch. *
Relay Early Take Off Judging - Single confirmation procedure. *
Relay Early Take Off Judging - Dual confirmation procedure. *
Relay Early Take Off Judging - Positioning. *
Swimmers with a disability
Swimmers with a Disability - understand how USA Swimming rules apply to swimmers with properly documented permanent disabilities. *
Appearance and Dress. *
Wears the standard white over blue pants with white shoes. Is neat in appearance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties - Arrives before designated briefing and assignment time and checks in. *
Duties - Reports promptly for the officials meeting when announced. *
Duties - Reports to assigned position on time, works full session, returns from relief on time. Takes relief when scheduled. *
Equipment - Understands use of Radios for communication. Can use radios. *
Attentiveness - focus on swimmers when in assigned jurisdiction. *
Clarity, accuracy and timeliness of reporting DQ’s to Chief Judges or the Deck Referee. *
Calls all infractions regardless of age of swimmers - benefit of any doubt goes to the swimmer. *
Respects and supports all decision of the Referee and fellow officials. *
Understands Jurisdictions - Set by Meet Referee - Turn Judging, Stroke Judging, dual. *
Positioning & Procedures - Start end. *
Positioning & Procedures - Turn end. *
Positioning & Procedures - Stroke - single and dual coverage (lag lead) on each side. *
Positioning & Procedures - Understands balanced and even Stroke and Turn Judge coverage and why it is needed. *
Lane Timer and Head Lane Timer duties, if assigned. *
Procedure - Observe not scrutinize. *
Procedure - Raise hand (with certainty but not enthusiasm), aware of other procedures (FINA) (N3). *
Procedure - Note on heat sheet. *
Procedure - Can communicate on radio (per USA Swimming guidelines). *
Procedure - Can Write a DQ slip, including notes such as which hand touched first in a Non-Simultaneous touch, etc. *
Procedure - Notify the swimmer at the end of heat (start end). *
Procedure - Aware of other procedures (FINA) - N3. *
Communication
Communications with swimmers - Friendly, compassionate. *
Communications with swimmers - “You disqualified yourself by…” *
Communications with swimmers - Inform, don’t coach. *
Communications with swimmers - Understand use of Chief Judges and their general function. *
Confirmation/Inquires - Be aware, and understand that the Referee or a Chief Judge may want more information regarding a call - what was observed, where it was seen, position of observer, and what rule was broken. *
Confirmation/Inquires - Parents, spectators - politely redirects them to the swimmer’s coach if they have questions. *
Overall Evaluation
Overall Evaluator Recommendation *
Notes *
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Evaluator Information
Last Name *
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First Name *
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Referee Certification Level *
Must have one (1) year as an MSI Referee to submit an evaluation. View your MSI Referee Certification Date in OTS.
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