Officiating

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Swim Season.  Whitby Swimming is a non-profit organization run by parents for the benefit of all swimmers in the club. Parental involvement creates a fun and inviting environment for our swimmers, contributes to the success of our swimmers and keeps fees lower. We fill over 500 positions when hosting a large, 3-day swim meet, so for us to successfully host these meets, we need as many members as possible registered as officials, taking clinics, and moving up the officials’ ladder. Swim Ontario provides detailed clinic titles and descriptions; you can check them out here: Officiating Positions and Job Description

Questions?  Contact [email protected]

To learn more about officiating and how you can climb the ladder visit swimontario.com.  

Officiating at WS Hosted Meets

Whitby Swimming does not have any hosted meets currently scheduled for 2020-2021.  We certainly hope to do so and should an opportunity arise, we will post information here.

 

Typically each family is required to work a minimum of four (4) sessions per hosted swim meet. Each “session” is 4-5 hours of time commitment. Many families exceed the twelve session commitment each year helping Whitby Swimming achieve excellence in hosting meets leading to a special recognition award from Swim Ontario in 2017.

 

Other Officiating and Volunteer Opportunities

To stay up to date with 2020 - 2021 information and visit the Swim Ontario site.
 

Officials Clinic Information

All new families are required to attend the “Introduction to Officiating/Timing” clinic and are encouraged to take the “Strokes and Turns” Clinic before November 17th.  Returning families are required to have at least one member who has taken the Judge of Stroke and Inspector of Turns (Strokes and Turns) clinic by November 17. Families are encouraged to take one or more new clinics per season and to work at the new positions to become a level II or III official. The club must have a certain proportion of officials at each level to host meets sanctioned by Swim Ontario.

A reminder to Level 3, 4 & 5 officials,  it is recommended to attend the referee clinic every two years to ensure referees are up-to-date with current rules and regulations.

 

Additional Clinic Information

Want to attend a clinic at another location?  Upcoming clinics in Ontario.  Note: you can use the little drop down box to filter for Central Region clinics.  You can review the material for provided for each clinic here: All Clinics Handouts

Once registered as an official for the swim season online courses for Intro to Swimming Officiating and the Safety Marshal Clinic are available through the Swimming Canada E-Learning Site. ***NEW Chief Timekeeper is now available on E-Learning*** You will need to use your officials login (different than your swimmer's login) to login to the training.