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The information below is assist all officials within the ASSA

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


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 avaliable.  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


Referree Briefing Guidelines

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


Additional Resources

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


Upcoming Officials Courses

Upcoming Officials Courses can be found here. 

If you are holding an Officials Clinic in your area, please complete this online form so that your clinic can be approved and advertised.


Officials Certification Process

The Certification process for all levels of officiating is available here.



To view a list of the pools in the provice, as well as which ones are approved for competition/meets click here.




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