Officiating

Welcome to the 2019-2020 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 officials@whitbyswimming.ca

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

Officiating at WS Hosted Meets

Whitby Swimming is planning on hosting three large swim meets in the 2019-2020 season. Each family is required to work a minimum of four (4) sessions per hosted swim meet. Each family must complete a minimum of twelve (12) sessions over the course of the season. 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.

SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES IN THE 2019-2020 SEASON

The dates for Whitby Swimming hosted meets in 2019/2020 are:

  • Union Cup: November 29-December 1, 2019 (8 session meet)
  • Ontario Team Challenge: May 22-24, 2020 (8 session meet)
  • Central Region Long Course B Championships: June 11-14, 2020 (9 session meet)

Other Officiating and Volunteer Opportunities

TRIALS 2020

To stay up to date with Trials 2020 information visit the Swim Ontario webpage HERE or click on the Trials logo on the top left of the Swim Ontario site.

Swim Ontario and its Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Olympic and Paralympic Trials is requesting help from volunteers and officials for all aspects of the competition taking place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre beginning with 5 days of setup and team registration pre-competition (March 25 to 29) followed by 7 days of competition (March 30 to April 5) with heats and finals.  Interested volunteers and officials can provide their availability by completing the online form HEREAlthough, the majority of positions for officials have been filled, we are seeking officials with provincial or national experience with Field of Play duties, Recorder-Scorer duties and High Speed Video operators.
In order to allow volunteers an opportunity to watch the competition, an incentive program for sessions worked will be rolled out in February.  Watch for details HERE.

Additionally, Swim Ontario is seeking lead volunteers of the LOC for Awards and Youth Volunteers (basket carriers and block wipers).  Lead volunteers would participate in monthly teleconference meetings and would manage the volunteers for these areas.  Please contact Nicole if interested. Local clubs will be contacted regarding youth volunteers participation as basket carriers and block wipers in January.

Swimming Canada is going to be posting about individual ticket sales soon. There are going to be Club Group Tickets for sale in January 2020. Information on the Club Group Tickets can be found HERE.

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.

Clinics Hosted by Pickering Swim Club

Pickering Swim Club hosts officiating clinics throughout the year.  Please follow this link for clinic information and for information on how to register:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dPtyBVMArknm6Cz6YLsQMDcyeKPDdXJ0/view

Upcoming clinics in March include CFJ/CJE, Introduction to Swimming Officiating - Timekeeping, Safety Marshal, Clerk of Couse, Judge of Strokes & Turns

Central Region Clinics

Central Region Officials Clinics will be held on Saturday, February 22 & 29, 2020 at Markham Pan AM Centre (close to Kennedy Road and Hwy 7)

   Markham Pan Am Centre

16 Main Street, Unionville, ON

(Close to Kennedy Road & Hwy 7)                                                                                                           

 Google Map – https://goo.gl/maps/SCyBc

Clinics will be available for Registration for the attendees (mandatory pre-Registration) to be completed with  Registrations to be sent BEFORE  February 12  for Feb 22 clinics  and Feb 21 for Feb 29 clinics  by email to yywong@rogers.com including  name of clinic to attend and registrant/attendee name and affiliated club  to be included in the email text. 
 
There will be 2 clinics presented concurrently in the morning and another 2 clinics presented concurrently in the afternoon on February 22 .

There will be 4 clinics presented concurrently in the morning and another 4 clinics presented concurrently in the afternoon on February 29 .

You can only attend one clinic per time slot.

The  classroom allocations are filled for each of the CR Officials Clinics on February 22 + Feb 29 , the registration will be closed for certain officials clinics.

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.

Please bring your own water bottle.There are two filling stations and fountains  in the hallway on the ground floor and the 2nd  floor.

Parking is free but limited. Extra parking space will be available at  Unionville Go Station 7970 Kennedy Road.

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.