Officials are the mainstay
Officials are the mainstay of a successful swim season as we cannot run sanctioned swim meets without a full staff of qualified, committed officials. Your time at the pool can be enhanced by the on deck experience, and real time excitement that is officiating. Why spend time in the stands waiting for a great swim when you can be part of it on deck?!! Volunteering may be what starts your journey of officiating, but enjoyment and comradery will inspire you to reach higher.
Registration - First time registrants and returning officials
Officials are registered annually with Swim Ontario, which requires an annual confirmation of your officials account and a PIPEDA request. At the start of every swim season you will get confirmations from SwimON for various things; be sure to take note as some will be for confirming registration info for you swimmers and some will be for confirming your officials registration. See below for required officials registration paperwork; complete ad return to Lisa Hodge.
Our Meet Management Team is constantly training to maintain/upgrade skills to make our HAC swim meets enjoyable for all those participating. Semi annual (Oct/Mar) full day trips are organized to get several officials clinics taken at once. See schedules below for upcoming officials training sessions.
Also, at various times and locations throughout the year, HAC will hold officials training clinics (courses) to educate our swim families on the various roles related to swim officiating. By officiating at swim meets families can fulfil their annual volunteer commitments and learn more about what shapes the nature of a swim meet and the various rules and regulations that affect swimmers and the running of a successful swim meet.
If you are new to officiating the "Introduction to Swimming" is the start to your career as an Official.
It is strongly recommended that every family has someone certified in "Introduction to Swimming" and "Stroke and Turns."
As your child moves up the levels of the club, you too should increase your officials proficiency and move "up the ladder."
A link on a new "Meet details" page for signing up to volunteer at swim meets will be posted a month or more before the event.
Check regularly to see when the link is active and still "Open". Once we have sufficient submissions the link will be closed and the Assignment Grid posted.
Bi-annually Western Region will run officials "clinic days" within the region, usually at a local college.
This February 12, 2017 there will be a clinic day at Conestoga College - Cambridge location.
Enjoy a full day of officiating clinics, with a complimentary lunch and the opportunity to get 2-4 clinics done in one day. See the Clinic Day Flyer for more details on what clinics will be offered.
Please notify Western Region ROR, Carol McNiece, if you will be attending so that we have approximate numbers for lunch. Anyone who wishes to present a clinic for a sign-off en route to Level III, Level IV and Level V, please contact me with the clinic you would like to give. Everyone is welcome! E-mail Carol - firstname.lastname@example.org.