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)

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.

Whitby Swimming Clinic Information

Whitby Swimming wil be hosting Officiating Clinics over the next couple weeks, as follows:  

Introduction to Swimming Officiating + Safety Marshal

Thursday October 24, 7pm - 9pm, Whitney Hall (Iroquois Park)

Sunday October 27, 10am - noon, Dryland Room at Mckinney Arena

Strokes & Turns (must have Intro to Swimming Officiating)

Sunday October 27,  8am  - 10am, Dryland Room at Mckinney Arena

Monday November 4, 7pm-9pm, Location TBD

Please register for the clinics using this form: Clinic Sign-Up

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. You will need to use your officials login (different than your swimmer's login) to login to the training.