2019 Judge Training

    ACTION REQUIRED – Please pass the following information along to your respective teams as soon as possible. 

    Starter/Ref and Stroke/Turn training is now open for the league for the 2019 swim season.  This training will be open until EOD on May 27th.  

    This year there are only two courses to take – one for Starter/Ref and one for Stroke/Turn.  Trainees only need to take the course that they are interested in becoming certified in – this is different from years past where multiple courses were required for Starter/Ref.  Each of these courses will take approximately 2-2.5 hours to complete.  Training does not have to be completed in a single session – you can split it up over several days if you would like.

    As a reminder -- for new officials, in-person training will be required.  Logistics regarding the in-person sessions will be sent in a separate communication.

    If an official received their certification in 2018 – no action is required.  Certification is good for 2 years.  Note – it is always a good idea to encourage your officials to take the online course as a refresher, even though it isn’t required.

    How to Access the Stroke/Turn & Starter/Ref Officials training -

     Access the training via one of the two following links:

      1. Via the training page on our WHALe SwimTopia site at https://whale.swimtopia.com/training OR
      2. Directly at https://training.swimwhale.com

    1. Click on the course you wish to take:


    2. Click on the “Enroll for Free” link: