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USA Swimming/Virginia Swimming-certified officials, in good standing, may officiate any VHSL swim meet by virtue of their USA Swimming certification.  If you need to purchase a rule book, you can  send a check for $7.00 to VHSL, 1642 State Farm Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911 or you can order one from the National Federation of State High School Associations ( 800-776-3462 ).

If you have already registered and desire a refund, please contact Carolyn Shifflett (434-977-8475).

 If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Shifflett 434-977-8475).

VHSL Swim & Dive Rules Clinic     NFHS Swim & DiveTest

VHSL Swim and Dive Page    VHSL Officials Page     NFHS Officials Page     NFHS Rules Page


In order to keep CSOA information current, all members must re-register annually.
The registration process is made up of three parts.
- The first part is to enter personal information necessary to communicate with you.
- The second part has to do with testing. The level of testing required for CSOA is determined by your answers to questions about officiating certifications.
- The third part is to determine your membership fee and the need for a Rule Book. The NCAA will be publishing a Rule Book this year for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

NCAA Website     CSOA Website     2013-2015 Rule Book


Rules Changes to Conform to FINA Rules Changes

USMS Website     2013 Rule Book     2013 Mini Rule Book

Questions / comments?  Please contact Bryan Wallin, LSC Officials Chair.

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