Officials Training and Certification

The Riptides Swim Club hosts multiple competitive swim meets each season. Home meets are a great experience for all swimmers and their families and, especially for younger swimmers, offer a chance to compete in a familiar venue. Meets are also an excellent fundraising opportunity for the home club.

Officials are an important part of making sure our swimmers have a quality experience in competitive swimming. During local time trials and swim meets the Club would typically require 30 – 40 officials such as timers, stroke and turn judges, a starter, a referree and a meet manager.

Officials’ training and support is provided through a series of online presentations supported by Swim Alberta and on deck mentoring provided by experienced officials. The complete training and certification process for Levels 1 – 5 are outlined in the documents below.

Level I Clinic – Timekeeper, Marshall and Safety Marshall

Also includes:

– Officials needed to run a meet

– Certification levels for Swimming Canada officials

Level I Questionairre

Information about the following positions can be found on the Swim Alberta website:

  • stroke and turns judge
  • chief finish judge
  • chief timekeeper
  • clerk of course
  • meet manager
  • starter