I just wanted to once again thank all those parents who helped with officiating (and other non-officiating positions) at the meet this weekend. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have the involvement of our parents in officiating roles. Trish has spoken with coaches whose clubs have had to cancel hosted swim meets due to lack of officials!
An important step in officiating is to complete your online officiating log. Please take a moment to sign in to your Swim Canada Officials account – https://registration.swimming.ca/Login.aspx
If you can’t remember your login, click on the FORGOT USERNAME/PASSWORD link and you will be taken to a retrieve password screen. Enter your email address and select Official from the drop down list.
Once you’ve accessed your account, first confirm all the info on the My Info page is correct.
Then go to the Deck Log tab. Enter the sanction # (for our meet this weekend the sanction # is 24762. If you’ve volunteered at other meets the sanction number can be found under the Meet List tab) then click Add Meet.
Then all you have to do is select the Position you worked and the 3 of sessions. So if you were a timer for 2 sessions, select Timekeeper and 2. If you worked different positions each day of the meet, add each day separately so 1 day as Timekeeper and 1 day as Recorder/Scorer. If you received an deck evaluation (ie the referee signed your Official’s card) then check the on-Deck Evaluation Received).
It’s important that this data be kept up to date as we strive to get more qualified officials in various positions.
For anyone who has volunteered at the local high school meets, this information can also be added at the bottom under Non-Sanctioned Meet.
If you haven’t been able to attend the Intro to Officiating and Safety Marshall clinic or have at least one evaluation signature as a Timekeeper and are interested in the Chief Timekeeper clinic, these are available online here https://edu.swimming.ca/index.php?page=225
If you have difficulty accessing these let me know and I can help you out.