The Elgin Pelicans are a YMCA and USA Swimming team located in Elgin, Illinois. The team exists to

provide Fox Valley area youth with a competitive and instructional swimming program. Our goal is

to instill a sense of accomplishment and pride in each swimmer while building friendships and

experiencing success. 

Attention Parents!

Officials Needed
Be a professional volunteer

Absolutely no experience necessary.  No prior swimming experience necessary.

Free entry into Invitational Meets

Front row seat to seeing your swimmer and all the pool action

Free Food and Drinks at Invitational Meets

Level I officials are trained to judge strokes and turns

(after 12 months and 8 swim meets of being a Level I, you can become a Level II official)

Level II officials are trained how to run a meet, how start, how be a ref, etc.

Swim Team pays for training

If you wish to become an official or have questions about becoming an official,
please contact Brigitta Kempken at

Brigitta Kempken - Head Coach

Home Phone: 847-741-6202

Cell Phone:  630-677-7354

Taylor Y Phone:  847-888-7410, Ext. 224

Taylor Y Fax: 847-888-8152


YMCA Level 1 & 2 Officials Training-Des Plaines

May 7, 2016 (08:00 AM) - May 7, 2016 (05:30 PM)

May 7, 2016


YMCA Level 1 & 2  Officials Training

Date: May 7, 2016, Saturday

Time:  Level 1 8:00 am -- 12:30 pm

           Level 2 1:00 pm --  5:30 pm

Place: Lattof International YMCA
            300 E Northwest Hwy
            Des Plaines, IL 60016


Online registration at: Level 1 

Online Registration at:  Level 2 


$40. Checks made to YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.


To Certify as Level 2 Swim Official:

·         Must already be certified at YMCA Level 1 for 12 months, and have worked a minimum of 8 Meet sessions

To Recertify as Level 2 Swim Official:

·         Must already be certified at YMCA Level 2 and have worked a minimum of 12 Meet sessions since you last Certified.


Please bring Session worked report to the class.


Under the new YMCA Training registration system, class participants must register as a user of the LCDC YMCA Exchange.


You must use the link above to register yourself at the login page.


Cost includes:  

·         USA Swimming current rule book

·         Swim Official's Patch

·         Swim Official's certification card

·         Poolside view of all swim meets you attend


  Max Number of Participants is 15


Level 1 & Level 2 Certification or Recertification, tought by Tom Merlin