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
This Para Swimming Newsletter is mostly intended to address information related to the schedule of Para-swimming Meets in 2016-2017, Para-swimming Officials Pathway and IPC Approval Para-swimming Meet Process.Read More
"At the Symposium, we spent quite a bit of time talking about recruiting and retaining swim officials and it got me thinking about why I officiate. I started working on this article a few months ago, but decided to finish it up Sunday night. I've given it to our club and we are sending it out to the Langley/Abbotsford parents this week as a way to try and promote interest in officiating."Read More
Calling all Senior (Level 3-5) Swim Officials, Club and Regional Officials Directors!
Are you passionate about swimming and interested in getting to know other officials in the province, staying up-to-date on changes in swim rules and interpretations, interested in problem-solving or in sharing tips and officiating experiences, finding out how to move up the ladder as a swim official, or contributing to the development of officiating in your club, region or the province as a whole? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please attend the 2016 Swim BC Officials Symposium.Read More
Swim BC is now accepting nominations for 2016 Official of the Year.
Nominations for this awards will be accepted through Sept 2, 2016, and will be presented at the 2015 BC Swimming Awards Banquet, September 24, in Richmond.Read More
Meet Management will try to accomodate official splits that are requested by teams, however, in some instances - due to the type of automated timing equipment used (e.g. pads available on turn ends, Colorado timing equipment), or the ability to fill the required amount of timekeepers (Relay splits), as per CSW 13.3 et al.., official splits may not be available to swimmers and coaches. Meet Management reserves the right to decline requests for Official Splits.