Officials Training

For a swim meet to run smoothly and be a huge success, we require many volunteer hours and lots of hands on deck.  It is expected that as your swimmer progresses through their different skill groups, you will also progress through the different officials positions.

Many Officials Training courses can be completed online through Swimming Canada or in person through the various clinics offered by Vancouver Pacific Swim Club. For more information on how you can progress through the Officiating levels please read below and/or contact our Officials Co-ordinator at officials@vancouverpacificswimclub.com.

Swimming Canada Education

To Access Swimming Canada's Learning Management System Click Here

To Understand Swimming Canada's Officiating Pathway Click Here

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Positions

Introduction to Swimming Officiating and Timing
Safety Marshall Clinic
Judge of Strokes & Inspector of Turns
Chief Timekeeper
Clerk of Course 
Recorder-Scorer (Hytek)
Chief Finish Judge & Chief Judge Electronics
Starter
Meet Manager
Referee

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Officials Progression

Vancouver Pacific Swim Club encourages families and guardians of swimmers to progress through the officiating positions as their swimmers advance through the groups.

If your swimmer is in any of the Youth Development Groups...
      You should complete the Introduction to Swimming Officiating and Timing clinics as well as the Saftey Marshal Clinic. These are typically offered together or can be completed online (anyone 12 years old or older  can take this course!)

If your swimmer is in a Regional Group or Youth Provincials...
      You should complete the Judge of Strokes & Inspector of Turns clinic.

If your swimmer is in Junior Provincial...
      You should complete at least one of the following clinics
             Chief Timekeeper
             Starter

If your swimmer is in Senior Provincials ...
      You should complete at least one of the following clinics
             Clerk of Course
             Recorder-Scorer
             Electronics Operator

If your swimmer is in High Performance...
      You should complete at least one of the following clinics and another two clinics at the prior levels
             Chief Finish Judge & Chief Judge Electronics
             Meet Manager
             Referee