Officials Education Travel Reimbursement

Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS)

Revised 2/14/2007


The Officials National Meet Educational Stipend is intended to assist with an Official’s travel expenses to work; Short & Long Course Eastern Zones, Sectional Championships, USA Swimming Junior National Championships, Trials Class Meets, USA Swimming National Championships, Open Water Championships, and USA Swimming Disability Championships.  


Officials working a qualifying meet - may not receive more than their actual expenses in travel assistance from USA Swimming and PVS combined.  The Officials Committee has established a maximum of $250 for meets held in competition year 2006-2007 (September 1 to August 31).  This limit will be reviewed by the Officials Committee each year and may be revised as appropriate.  An official may receive up to three (3) travel stipends in each competition year.  Official’s reimbursement will be distributed subject to the rules below.  When the yearly allocation (currently $5,000) is exhausted no additional allocations will be made in the year.


In order to receive travel assistance from PVS, an official must meet certain minimum eligibility requirements:



Requests for the Stipend are to be addressed to the PVS Officials Chair who will certify that the Official is eligible and meets all requirements.  The PVS Officials Chair will recommend to the PVS Board of Directors who should receive a stipend and the amount prior to or at the PVS Board of Directors meeting immediately following the due date.  The PVS Board will review and if approved will authorize the PVS Treasury to disburse funds identifying the person and amount.