CRITERIA to become a YMCA Trainer|
You must complete the prerequisite YMCA on-line courses (Introduction to the YMCA Training Systems and Adult Learning Concepts). You must also complete the one-day Facilitation Skills course locally or at an RTE.
You must be certified as a YMCA Level II Official for more than three years (i.e., attended at least one Level II re-certification clinic), and attach a copy of your Y-USA transcript of classes taken to the application.
You must have worked as a YMCA Certified Official at a minimum of fifteen meet sessions over the past three years, with at least eight of those sessions being as a Referee or Starter.
You must have worked at your local YMCA State/District/Zone/Regional/ Championship Meet as a deck official for at least two years and encompassing at least six meet sessions
You must attach a brief biography of your swimming experiences as they relate to the above two criteria to your application.
You must bring a copy of your completed Record of Meet Experience to the Clinic.
You must be recommended by your local YMCA CEO, Aquatic Director or Full-time YMCA Employee Coach and a National Officials Committee Member or Group Officials Coordinator.
You must be approved by the YMCA of the USA Sports and Recreation Specialist and the National Officials Committee Chair, or his/her designee. (Events Registration will forward the Applications for these approvals.)
Appropriate accommodations will be made for experienced USA-S officials seeking to become YMCA Swim Officials Trainers. (5/26/2013)