What is an Official?
Officials are key volunteers who are essential for the running of officially sanctioned competitions. They are anyone from officials on the deck such as timers and stroke and turn judges, as well as anyone in the background such as meet managers and electronics.
These people are the unsung heroes of swim meets.
Why should you officiate?
- Swim meets are run by volunteers; we need you
- Meet new friends both at officiating clinics and helping at meets.
- Get free food and beverages just for helping at meets.
- The time passes a lot faster and more pleasantly when you are helping.
- Best seat in the house!
- Learn more for your own interest, for example, understanding more of what is involved in your child’s swimming can only help your relationship with them.
- Learn more to help your child (i.e., why might they be DQ’ed).
- If you have previously taken clinics, learn something new or take a refresher (rules do change).
As your swimmer moves through the program, we encourage parents and guardians to also advance through their officiating levels.
The first step is having a Swimming Canada Officials account. For both new and returning officials, please fill out the following google form so we know to reactivate you.
HOW TO TAKE CLINICS
HOW TO GET EVALUATED AND CERTIFIED
SKSC REWARDS FOR SERVICE