Red Deer Marlins – Officials

Competitive swimming is a sport that involves both parents and swimmers. This is your chance to become involved! It is very important to the operations and growth of our Club that at least one parent/guardian per family becomes a qualified official. We need many volunteer officials to host our own meet, and to make other meets possible.

If you would like to sign up for an officiating session at our upcoming meet, please visit the SWIM MEETS page. There are also other opportunities to officiate on the GET INVOLVED page!

Becoming an Official:

  1. Take a courseIf your family is new to swimming, you are encouraged to take the Level 1 officials course (Introduction to Swimming). This is how you become a Timekeeper or Safety Marshall at swim meets, and these courses can be done online at any time. To access any of the course material, please visit the Officials Clinics Course Material. Upon completion, please ensure you are completing the Officials Clinic Reporting Form(for online courses only). If you have already completed your Level 1 officiating course and have spent one season as a timer, we strongly encourage you to move on to Level 2 officials’ courses. Check with your Officials’ Coordinator about upcoming course opportunities!
  2. Mentoring/Evaluation – Once you have successfully completed a course, you will be able to finalize your certification by completing the required mentoring session and deck evaluations. First, you will need to download and print out an Officials Certification Card. At the end of each session, please ensure the certification card is signed and dated by your mentor/evaluator. Please ensure that you submit your completed card to your Officials Coordinator to be updated in the Swim Alberta database.
  3. Stay current – Please check the Officials Management System periodically to make sure that your status is correct!

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