Officials Training

In order for swim meets to run smoothly, 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.

Officials Training can be completed online through Swimming Canada or in person through the various clinics offered by Island Swimming.


POSITION

Introduction to Swimming Officiating and Timing
Safety Marshal Clinic
Judge of Strokes & Inspector of Turns
Chief Timekeeper
Clerk of Course 
Recorder-Scorer (Hytek)
Electronics Operator (ARES)*
Chief Finish Judge & Chief Judge Electronics
Starter
Meet Manager
Referee
Introduction to Open Water Swimming Officiating - Level 1


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Training Progression

Island Swimming encourages families and guardians of swimmers to progress through the officiating positions as their swimmers advance through the groups.

If your swimmer is in Island Swim Skills (Bronze, Silver, Gold) or Conditioning and Technique...
      You should consider taking the Introduction to Swimming Officiating and Timing clinics

If your swimmer is in Island Green...
      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 (you can take this when you are 12 years old!)

If your swimmer is in Island Blue...
      You should complete the Judge of Strokes & Inspector of Turns clinic.

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

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

If your swimmer is in Senior, Senior Performance or CSI...
      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

You can find the latest clinics being offered by Island Swimming Club by visiting the Upcoming Meets and Events Page and filtering for Officials Training.