BCSSA Officials Information
Welcome to the 2013 summer swim season. We are excited to be in our 55th year,
bringing together over 60 clubs and 5400 youth to swim in a fun and fair
competitive environment. To ensure that swim meets and events are run in a fair
and fun manner, we require dedicated volunteers to take on deck officiating
positions and this is where you [the parents] come in.
We welcome back many officials who continue to volunteer their time over the
summer, and also welcome the new officials who have decided to support the BCSSA
and your kids.
Please ensure that you register yourself if
you are a new official. You can click on the Officials Registration link on the
left hand side of this page. If you ever have any questions it is best to direct
them to your Club's Director of Officials or your Regional Director of
How do I move up the Officiating Ladder?
> Intermediate > Senior
Moving up the officiating ladder will come with experience. The more experience
you get in a variety of officiating positions, the faster you will move up the
ladder towards becoming a master official. The document below outlines the
Officiating Certification Program and what positions you must gain experience in
to become a deck official. If you have questions, please contact your
Regional Director of
If you want more information about each deck position then take a look at the
Officials Duties & Pins
web page, which will provide you with a quick overview.
Certification Program - PDF
What you need to bring with you when you are going on deck...
1) Name Tag
2) White Shirt/Pants
3) Rule Book
5) Water Bottle (Stay Hydrated)
6) Sun Screen (Generally for when your at an outdoor pool)
7) Waterproof Jacket (It does rain sometimes)
8) Sun Glasses (The sun does get blinding)