Did You Know ....
by Jerry Clark

Did you know I made a mistake in my article in the September 2013 issue? Yep, and I've apologized to the LMSC board and I now express my apology to the readership.

I mistakenly stated that sanctioned Masters pool meets require four meet officials. The fact is that only two officials are adequate under the rules in two different sections of the USMS Rule Book. I (mistakenly) thought that four were required, but that they could shift positions during a meet. What was meant was that two can handle double duties during a meet. My consultation with the USMS Chair of the Rules committed led to her sending an explanatory note, which is copied verbatim here:

So...2 people can be 4 officials.

That is the bare minimum allowed for officials. We encourage staffing decks with more officials.