USA Swimming has announced a list of officials who will work the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials from June 21st-28th, 2020 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In total, 23 officials will work the meet, including 2 who will cover the underwater review cameras that can be used to overturn disqualifications called by on-deck officials.
The officials were chosen after a process that included recommendations from their peers, officiating history at the local and national level, and “commitment to the sport.
An additional group of officials will be invited to complete the list of deck officials for Olympic Trials and those will be announced by the end of October.
Among the leadership roles announced are Don Hougardy as Team Lead Chief Judge, Clark Hammond as Meet Referee, and Denice Wepasnick as head starter. Hammond, notably, is the Chair of the USA Swimmiing Rules and Regulations Committee, while Hougardy serves on the USA Swimming Audit Committee.
|POSITION||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME|
|Asst. Administrative Referee||Peter||Lagow|
|Asst. Administrative Referee||Lisa||Olack|
|Team Lead Chief Judge||Don||Hougardy|
|Time Trial Referee||Mark||McCaw|
|Underwater Camera Referee||Robert||Broyles|
|Underwater Camera Referee||Dan||McAllen|