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The information below is assist summer swimming officials.


ASSA Code of Conduct and Ethics

As an official within the ASSA you are bound by the ASSA Code of Conduct and Ethics, please read and abide by them whenever you are participating in an ASSA event.


Club Officials’ Administrator – Roles and Responsibilities

Each club has to have a Club Official's Administrator.  This person will be solely responsible for:

  1. Ensuring all club officials are registered on the Officials data base.
  2. Ensuring all club officials' personal information is up to date on the data base
  3. Ensuring only active officials are listed in the officials’ database
  4. Organizing officials’ clinics for team parent/volunteers
  5. Gathering officials for club swim meet
  6. Following up with meet manager to ensure official sign-up sheet information is updated for their own club and the rest is updated in the Official database after the meets/clinics
  7. Remind all officials that they will be required to help out at out of town meets
  8. The dress for officials at Alberta swim meets is white tops and black bottoms
  9. Completing the waiver form

The Club Official's Administrator person will have the following resources:

  1. The ASSA Officials Chairperson
  2. The ASSA Region Representative for your Region
  3. The Officials data base - become familiar with it
  4. ASSA website
  5. Swim Alberta website
  6. Swim Canada website

This person is an active member of the executive and can be the club registrar if no one else is available.  Any questions should be directed to the ASSA Officials Chairperson. Contact information can be found here.



Swimming Rules of Canada

The current rule book can be downloaded & printed from the Swimming Canada website, or, you can order a hard copy online



Referee Briefing Guidelines

The Alberta Officials Committee has developed Referee Briefing Guidelines to be shared with all officials to ensure consistency throughout the province.  You can obtain a copy here.



Officials Clinics

Upcoming Officials Courses can be found on the Swim Alberta website here. 

If you are holding an Officials Clinic in your area, please complete this online form, the clinic will be posted on the clinic page. All clinics need to be registered and approved by Swim Alberta. You can view the Clinic Reporting Guide here. Any questions regarding clinic registration can be directed to



Officials Certification Process

Swim Alberta has adopted the certification system that has been approved by Swimming Canada in September 2017.  The link to the certification pathway can be viewed here.
All officials are to keep a signature card (Found under Officials - Recourses on the Swim Alberta webpage)and provide it to your Club Officials Administrator to update your records. It is up to the individual official to update their own deck log. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your officials status or pathway please contact Megan Narsing at Swim Alberta



A list of pools approved for competition can be found HERE.



Meet Manager Resources

Planning and printable resources are available for meet managers on Swim Alberta’s Meet Manager Information Page.



Additional Resources

Officiating information is also available on the Swimming Canada website.  Use the resources link on the left side of the page.




Any questions regarding officiating or rule interpretations can be sent to the ASSA Officials Chairperson. Contact information can be found here.




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