Penguin Swimming hosts a number of swim meets throughout the course of the swim season. Each family is required to provide one official each day, for all Penguin Swimming hosted swim meets.

At the time of registration, families are required to remit $50 post dated cheques for each day of a hosted swim meet. Failure of a family to provide an official (or suitable replacement) for each day of a hosted swim meet will result in their bond cheque being cashed.

Dates of current Penguin Swimming Hosted Meets is listed on the Hosted Meets page. *Note: Meet information posted on the Hosted Meets page is for visiting teams only - information for Penguin swimmers is in the Upcoming Events/Meets section.


Families will be required to provide a specific certified official at each Penguin Swimming hosted meet throughout the season based on the number of seasons on the team.

To become and official, parents are to:

1. Read - Read the PDF document specific to the officials position
2. Review - Attend a Penguin Swimming Review Clinic (for specific officials positions only)
3. Evaluations - Complete 2 on deck evaluations for the specific officials position

Once complete, parents are than certified at that specific officials position.

Level (season) Officials Position Read PDF Clinic 2 Evals
(1st season)
1. Intro to Swim Officiating (Timer) X N/A X
2. Safety Marshall X N/A N/A
(2-3rd season)
3. Chief Timer X X X
4. Stroke & Turn Judge X X X
5. Starter X X X
(3-4th season)
6. Chief Finish Judge X X X
7. Clerk of Course X X X
8. Recorder-Scorer X X N/A
(4th+ season)
9. Meet Manager X X X
10. Referee X X N/A

SNC Officials Account

A Swimming/Natation Canada (SNC) Officials account will be created for each Penguin Swimming parent on the SNC website to keep track of their Officials progress.

Penguin Review Clinics

The team will offer Review Clinics for parents to complete their officials certification(s). To attend a Review Clinic, parents must have read the required clinic PDF, and have a good grasp of the material.

Review Clinics will often cover more than one (1) officials position, and will typically be 90-120min. A discussion of the officials position, a review of the PDF content, completion of the clinic quiz, and a review of specific Penguin Swimming officials position requirements will be discussed.

Upon completion of the Review Clinic, parents will then be qualified to do 2 on deck evaluations to complete their certification.

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