OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITIES


BTSC Officials Incentive Program 2019-2020

 

Volunteer Obligation for Home Swim Meets


Swim Ontario Education and Development Pathway​


Swim Ontario Officiating

Swim Ontario will be hosting a series of Officials Clinics via webinar platform. A computer or tablet and internet connection are required. The tablet / Ipad devices do not provide all features of the webinar platform.

Webinars will be offered in October, February & May. We encourage officials to take a maximum of two webinars per series and follow the pre-requisites below.

Instructor: Nicole Parent, Level V

Pre-requisites are as follows

  • Registered with Swimming Canada/Swim Ontario
  • Intro to Swim Officiating and Safety Marshal clinics (Level 1 clinics)
    • Deck experience as a timekeeper
  • Judge of Stroke and Inspector of Turn Clinic
    • Deck experience as Head Lane timekeeper, Turn Judge or Stroke Judge is highly recommended
  • Knowledge of the working deck at competitions
  • Meet Manager and CFJ-CJE ClinicsSome deck experience at competitions of the Clerk of Course and Recorder Scorer positions are highly recommend before taking the Meet Manager and CFJ-CJE Clinics.

The following Swim Ontario Clinics via Webinar will be offered in October

  • Tuesday, October 1 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM - Chief Timekeeper
  • Thursday, October 3 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM - Clerk of Course
  • Monday, October 7 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM - Recorder Scorer
  • Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM - Meet Manager
  • Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM - Chief Finish Judge / Chief Judge Electronics

If you wish to attend more than one webinar, a separate registration is required.


It takes at least  50 volunteers  to run a swim meet.

Below are some volunteer positions available to swim families.

 

All officiating positions require training . Intro to Swimming Officiating (Timekeeper) and Strokes and Turns clinics will be held regularly September through November in preparation for Aquafest and Trojan Cup.

Other clinics are offered throughout the swim season. Check website regularly for clinic times and locations.

 

Deck Positions:

Description

Time Commitment

# Needed per Session

Safety Marshal

Ensure safety of swimmers during warm-up (warm-up procedures are being followed)

1.5 hours – 2 hours

30 min before warm-up to end of warm-up

2-3

Time Keeper

Take and record manual times of swimmers. Ensure proper swimmer in lane. Understand paperwork related to timing

4.5 – 5.5 hours

45 min before session start to end of session.

16-24

Judge of Strokes

Inspector of Turns

Inspect technique of swimmers (stroke). Inspect turns of swimmers. Report infractions to referee.

4.5 – 5.5 hours

45 min before session start to end of session.

2 JS

8-16 IT

Clerk of Course & Marshals

Assign and/or ensure swimmers are in proper heat and lane. Check and control swimmers in marshalling area

4.5 – 5.5 hours

1 hour before session start to end of session.

1 + 2 marshals

Chief Timer

Ensure accuracy and efficiency of timers. Back-up timer

4.5 – 5.5 hours

1 hour before session start to end of session.

1 + 1 assistant

Starter

Ensure a fair start for all swimmers. Know rules. Work closely with referee

4.5 – 5.5 hours

1 hour before session start to end of session.

1

Referee

Main authority on deck. Ensures meet is run fairly and smoothly

5 - 6 hours

1.5 hours before session start to end of session.

1

 

Office Positions:

Description

Time Commitment

# Needed per Session

Chief Judge Electronics

Oversees the operation of the timing equipment. Ensures equipment is operating properly and watches finish touches of all swimmers

4.5 – 5.5 hours

1 hour before session start to 15 min after end of session.

1

Recorder/Scorer

Maintains the official record of a session. Uses Hy-Tek Meet Management software

4.5 – 5.5 hours

1 hour before session start to 15 min after end of session.

1

 

Management:

Description

Time Commitment

# Needed per Meet

Meet Manager

Is responsible for planning and organizing every aspect of the meet

- Occasional planning meetings during the season

- 2 weeks of preparation leading up to the meet/ 1 week of light follow-up after the meet

- Full days during the weekend of the meet

Apart from the meet weekend, this can largely be done on your own schedule, from home via email

2

Club Officials Chair

Coordinates in‐person clinics for their club. Recruits swim meet officials and ensures all spots are full

- Preparation of 5-10 clinics throughout season

- 2 weeks of preparation leading up to meet

- Onsite (not full-time) during the weekend of the meet

1

 

Other (non-official):

Description

Time Commitment

# Needed per Session

Announcer

Announces swimmers for finals

4.5 – 5 hours

30 min before session start to 15 min after end of session

1

(Finals only)

Awards

Organizes awards as results are finalized and become official

4.5 – 5 hours

30 min before session start to 15 min after end of session

1

Runner

Collects time sheets at the end of events. Posts final results

4.5 – 5 hours

30 min before session start to 30 min after end of session

1

 

Please Note the Date of our club-hosted meets:

  • Aquafest: Nov 1-3, 2019
  • Trojan Cup: Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019
  • Pentathlon: Feb 29-Mar 1, 2020
  • Devo Meet: May 2-3, 2020

 

 

If you are interested in officiating or would like more information, please contact:  

 

Meet Manager Team at  meetmanager@barrieswimming.ca  or

Guy Debroux at  officials@barrieswimming.ca 


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