Central Ohio Swim Officials Association

About Us

Central Ohio Swimming Officials Association (COSOA) is the local association for OHSAA Central District swimming & diving officials. The association's purpose is to foster and improve the officiating of swimming in Ohio in accordance with the regulations as adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. 

Contact Information

President - Chris Paolini (president@cosoa.org)

Vice President - Steve Mayo (vicepresident@cosoa.org)

Secretary/Treasurer - Melanie Ryan (secretary@cosoa.org)

Assigner - Jon Reidler (assigner@cosoa.org)

Training Officer - Pam Birnbrich (trainer@cosoa.org)

Officiating Information

Becoming an Official 

Visit - https://www.ohsaa.org/Officiating/permits - for information on how to become and official. If you have questions or issues, please contact the association secretary at secretary@cosoa.org

Current Officials

MyOHSAA Site - https://officials.myohsaa.org/Logon 

Arbiter Sports Site - https://www1.arbitersports.com/Shared/SignIn/Signin.aspx 

O.H.S.A.A. Swimming & Diving Officials Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1528803054080492 

(this is administered by the Swimming & Diving Director of Officiating Development)

Important Dates

Meetings & Clinics

Local Association Meetings for the 2023-2024 season:

State Rules Meeting & Local Association Meetings Information found in myOHSAA. If you have questions, contact Melanie Ryan - COSOA Secretary/Treasurer.

If you are not already part of COSOA and want to be added to the list to received information about meetings, send an email to melryan1029@yahoo.com