Pool Depth Statement for Meet Packages

Swimming Canada (Facility working group) has created consistent language that must be incorporated in all Meet Packages submitted for sanctioning beginning in September 2018. The goal is to ensure that the type of start being used at all sanctioned competitions is clearly articulated in all Meet Packages.

Meet Managers and Referees, please check to make sure this information is added to your meet package before submitting for sanctioning.

Wording for Meet Packages Document

2018 Officials Symposium

Save the Date!

Swim BC's Officials Symposium will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond on Sept 15th.  Clubs are encouraged to send their current and aspiring higher level officials.

Date: Saturday, Sept 15th
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval - 6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC

Attendance: Swim BC Officials Level 3, 4 and 5's, Club Officials Directors and Regional Officials Directors are encouraged to attend.

Agenda Topics:

Registration Link - register before Sept 5th as space is limited.


Presentations from the 2017 Swim BC Officials Symposium

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.

Here are the powerpoint slides from both Sheila Nelson's and Larry Chrobot's presentations.

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.

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Officials' Bulletin - October 2017

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.

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Memo from Swimming Canada - New Rules (Sept 2017)

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. 

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