NYAC Partners


Webinar - Open Water Official Clinic by Swim Ontario - Tuesday 26 June (7:30-9:30) - Swim Ontario will be hosting an Open Water Official Clinic.  Instructor will be Mary Jane Smith (Level V).  Registration is required -- limit 150 participants.  Click this link to register - 

Note - Swim Ontario is hosting Open Water Provincial Championships on Wednesday 4 July at Professor's Lake (Brampton).  Details can be found at


Required Paperwork - ALL Officials (New & returning) - every official must complete and sign the following document each season:

Do you still need/want to take an Officials Clinic?   -NYAC is planning additional clinics but please let us know what you want/need.  Please complete the information on the link below:


What to Wear when officiating at NYAC Hosted Meets

  • Timers, Head Lane Timers, Inspector of Turns, Judge of Stroke - white top and black bottoms (ideally NYAC logo'd white top)
  • Referee - red top and black bottoms 
  • All other officials/volunteers - white or red top and black bottoms (ideally with NYAC logo'd top)

Please note that this is a variation of the Swimming Canada and Swim Ontario standard.  If you are working a non-NYAC hosted meet please check to see how the officials are to be dressed.


Officiating Commitments

Help is always needed at our hosted meets to officiate, to offer food services, and
to perform administrative tasks in order to run effective swim meets.  Hosted meet commitments for the 2017-18 season can be found on the 'Member Commitments' page - here.


How to sign-up to work at a Meet?

NYAC website - via the 'Job Signup' button for all positions (Referee, Starter, Chief Timer, Clerk, Recorder/Scorer,Timekeeper, Safety Marshal, Marshal, Announcer, Awards, Runner, Food Help, Cafeteria)

Required Training

Every member family must complete the courses needed to certify one Strokes and Turns
Judge by the end of their first year with the club as well as demonstrate an effort to
achieve the necessary sign-offs toward certification.

To accomplish this, the following two courses are required:

  • Introduction to Swimming Officiating (Timekeeper)
  • Judge of Stroke & Inspector of Turns (Strokes & Turns)

Note: Every member family must take one new course every year until all courses up to Level 3 have been completed.

Members are encouraged to work at other club meets to achieve the sign-offs
required to attain their Level 3 status.


Clinics --  NYAC will be hosting clinics throughout the season -- please check the Event Schedule or to Sign-up for upcoming Clinics go to Meets & Events and click the Job Sign-up beside the clinic you want.

If you have questions please contact Clare Atkinson, NYAC’s Officials Chair 

Additional information

Swim Ontario Officials info - (under the 'Officials' tab)

Education and Development Pathway -

Certification Pathway -


Clinic handouts (useful review material)

Read more about rule interpretations on the Canadian Swimming Coaches' website here...