Officiating
Officiating
 
Getting Started with Officiating

If you have not taken any courses yet you should take Introduction to Swimming Officiating. Once you have taken this Level I course you can sign up as a Timer at the next swim meet.

Once you've had the opportunity to practice your skills as a Timer in a couple of sessions, the next course you should take is Jude of Stroke/Inspector of Turns.

After certifying in Jude of Stroke/Inspector of Turns you can then proceed through the remaining Level 2 courses.

 

Officials Clinics

There are two ways to complete your officiating course(s)

1) Classroom
Each year around October and May most of the officials courses are run. Cascade posts these major officiating events on the Events section of the Home page. These courses are generally held in a classroom setting (ie. University of Calgary), in the evening for a few hours. Courses are free of charge.

You can also take a look at the Swim Alberta website for additional clinic dates.

2) Online
Online courses are available if you are unavailable to take a classroom course. Level I - Introduction to Swimming Officiating Clinic as well as the Level II courses are available online through Swimming Canada Online Clinics.

Sign up to Officiate

When we are hosting a meet you will receive an email letting you know that the job sign up will open on a certain date and time. When the sign up is open you will log into your account and view the sign up on our home page under events. You just click on job sign up and pick a job that you are qualified to do.

Check your Availability
Please check your calendars carefully before signing up, as last minute changes are extremely difficult to manage and you will be asked to find your own replacement if you need to cancel after the meet signup deadline.

Requesting a Shadow Position
With the exception of Timer, please do not sign-up on-line for a position in which you are not trained for (taken course and shadowed the position). To request a shadow position, email the Officials Coordinator once sign-up opens with your availability and they will let you know if you can be scheduled for a mentor session.

 

Officials Certification

Officiating training is managed by Swim Alberta. Below are a few links as well as some additional information on how the officiating certification process works.

Certification Pathway
To familiarize yourself with certification please read the Certification Pathway document which is published by Swim Alberta.

Certification Process
To become certified in an official role you must first take the clinic for that position and be trained in that position by shadowing someone experienced in that role. Once your trained you then must complete 2 successful deck evaluations. A deck evaluation is performing the role during a swim meet session. After the meet, have the Referee sign your Officials Certification Card.

Once you've completed a clinic, print off the Online Clinic Form and send to the Certification Lead of the Cascade Swim Club.

Once you've completed you deck evaluations for a position send the signed Certification card to the Certification Lead of the Cascade swim club.

Officials Contacts

Officials Coordinator: Ella Wilson - board.officials2.cascade@gmail.com
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Certification Lead: Janet Robertson - board.officials4.cascade@gmail.com
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