|Let's get familiar with the USMS rule book.
Did You Know....
That all USMS sanctioned meets must have four (4) officials? This was news to me about a year ago, and at meets I host hereafter, we'll have four of them on deck.
One person is the Meet Referee, who can also be a stroke & turn judge, but not the starter. Another is the Starter, who also can be a stroke & turn judge. The other two officials serve as stroke & turn judges.
This rule is clear as a bell on page 15 of the USMS rule book.
Let's avoid having any of our meets not complying with the rules in case some Top 10 times and/or new state, zone, national or world records are established at a meet. Go to www.usms.org and click the red tab For Volunteers, then scroll to Rule Book. The rules begin on Page 1...browse them at your convenience.
webmaster note: see September 2013 "Did You Know Article" for correction