Interested in Taking an Officials Clinic? 

Help us with our planning and let us know which clinic you would like to take by filling in the following form - HERE

Upcoming Officials Clinics

Central Region Officials Zoom Clinic   - Space is limited to 30 attendees for each clinic, so register soon! 

** Pre- Register via the Learning Management system
 Click on the OFFICIALS tab on the menu for more information on how to access the Learning Management System
 Click Member Login with your official account username and password
 Officials Instructions page – click the CLINICS tab
 Clinics Page to register your clinic

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2023- Evening session – 7:00 to 9:30 PM ( Register before December 30, 2022 ) 

  • Judge of Stroke and Turn  - January 10, 2023 Must have completed Intro to Swimming – Timekeeper clinic. 
  • Clerk of Course Clinic - January 17, 2023, Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics
  • Meet Manager Clinic - January 24, 2023, Must have completed Recorder /Scorer and Clerk of Course.

Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26, 2023 Evening Session – 7:00 to 9:30 PM (Register before January 2, 2023) 

  •  Recorder / Scorer Clinic - January 12, 2023 -  Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics
  • CFJ / CJE Clinic   - January 19, 2023, Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics 
  • Judge of Stroke and Turn (30) January 26, 2023, Must have completed Intro to Swimming – Timekeeper clinic 

For further information, contact: Y Y Wong (CR Officials Rep) at [email protected]





Required Paperwork - ALL Officials (New & returning) - every official must complete and sign the following document each season.  Every official registered must have a unique e-mail address; two officials cannot share the same email account.  For this year, all officials will have to complete the following forms as well: 

  • Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk.
  • COVID-19 Attestation
  • Rowan’s Law requirements

The link to the 2022-2023 Swim Ontario Official Registration Form will be posted in September 2022

Required Training 

NEW FAMILIES: 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) & Safety Marshal 
  • Judge of Stroke & Inspector of Turns (Strokes & Turns)

RETURNING FAMILIES: Every member family must take 1 new course (online or at a clinic) every year by May 31 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 to Sign-up for upcoming Clinics go to Meets & Events and click the Job Sign-up beside the clinic you want.

How to sign-up to work at a Meet?

NYAC website - via the 'Job Signup' button for:  Chief Timer, Clerk, Recorder/Scorer, Timekeeper, Safety Marshal, Marshal, Announcer, Awards, and Runner.  Referee & Starter positions are sometimes managed by the Competition Coordinator -- instructions will be provided on the Job Signup if this is the case.

What to Wear when officiating at NYAC Hosted Meets

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

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 you should dress.


Additional information

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

Education and Development Pathway -

Certification Pathway -


Clinic handouts (useful review material)