Our condolences go out to Douglas Sutherland Main's family, as he passed away on April 8th. Doug volunteered at many Swim Meets in the Thompson-Okanagan region and across the southern area of the province over the last several years.Read More
Officials - below is the memo from OAC Chair Sheila Nelson regarding Westerns Championships:
To any and all of you that are considering going to Westerns: Please pass this email along to other interested Level IVs (potential IVs as well) and Vs in your club or regionRead More
2017 Swim BC Officials Symposium was held in late September at the Richmond Olympic Oval. 40 Officials from around the province attending and engaged in great discussions around officiating in BC.
Also, Swim BC is already planning for the 2018 Officials Symposium! It will be September 15, 2018 at the Richmond Oval. Make sure to mark your calendars!
OFFICIALS BULLETIN – December 2017
Thank you to those officials who were able to join us in Toronto for the National Officials Symposium. We had representation from every province which contributed to great conversations and perspectives shared during the roundtable discussions. The discussions and information shared by the participants represented the perspectives of those in attendance and in the coming months the OCRC will review all the comments to work toward addressing the various topics covered. There were no right or wrong answers during the roundtables, simply perspectives of the many who were able to participate.Read More
Here is the Officials Bulletin for October 2017, this includes message from the OCRC Chair, National Officials Clinics information as well as the procedures for updating the clinics, updated national certification pathway, FINA Rule Changes & Updated Canadian Rulebook, National Officials Symposium, E-Learning Launch, Competition Improvement Plan, Para-Swimming Officials Training, National Meet Schedule and Domestic Officials Assignments, Canadian Record Applications and the new Level 5 Officials.Read More
The new FINA rules for swimming (SW rules, GR rules, and Open Water rules) were approved in July 2017 in Budapest and are posted on the FINA website. Once they are incorporated into the Canadian rulebook and translated, together with the Canadian CSW, CGR, CFR, COW. and PARA rules, the new Canadian Rulebook will be published. That process is nearing completion. Of course, there is still ongoing consultation with the coaches, the SNC staff, EDs, and senior Officials as we put together SNC's CSW, Facilities, Open Water, Para, and National Meet Rules.Read More
Here’s your chance to get training in Open Water officiating! Open Water is growing quickly and is in need of qualified Swim Officials. Training Clinics are rare. However, Swim BC will be hosting an Open Water Training Clinic during the forthcoming Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, BC. Here are the details:
Trainer: Cynthia Pincott
Location: Pacific Dogwood Room, Saanich Commonwealth Place, Victoria, BC
Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30-4:30 pm
Clinic Size: Limited to 30 Officials
Registration: To Register, click here. Spots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Swim BC Officials will have until March 27th to register, then the clinic will be opened to all Swimming Canada Officials.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There have been many discussions regarding the issue of Swim-offs and, more specifically, when they should occur. We have provided our thoughts on the matter along with some recommendations with the hope of providing guidance in the decision-making process.Read More
Interpretation and Understanding of the Swim Suit Rule under GR 5
In an effort to further bring consistency across swim officials in the province of BC, the Swim Suit Rule under GR 5 has been reviewed.Read More