LEVEL 1 Officials Clinics
Clinics are conducted in the spring and summer of each season. If you
belong to a club, race organization, or community that requires
individuals to be trained as an Official, please contact Triathlon BC and we will arrange for a clinic to be conducted in your area. We
require at least four people to attend an Officials Clinic; we do not
charge a fee for participation.
Clinic Topics Include:
- Who is Triathlon BC and what role does it play in sanctioning and
officiating of races (What gives you the right to penalize me?).
- The fundamental rules of the sport of triathlon (What do you mean I’m too close to the person in front of me?)
- How to interpret the rules (How was I supposed to know that?)
This course, while
prerequisite to becoming an official, is also a good introduction to
the rules of the sport for both new participants, and a refresher for
those who have been racing for years. Please note, all Officials must
be current members of Triathlon BC when officiating.
- A good sense of judgement and fair play
- A desire to learn
- A willingness to give until it hurts!
UPCOMING OFFICIALS CLINIC - PART 1
A minimum of 4 people need to be registered one week prior to the course date for this course to run.
- Officials Level One Clinic - Victoria
- Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
- Location: Suite 100 - 4636 Elk Lake Drive
- Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
- Facilitator: Ulf Schuetze
- Cost: FREE to all Triathlon BC Members
To Register, please complete the WORD or PDF Registration Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we require a minimum of 5 participants 5 days prior to the date specified.
Race Directors Memo Regarding Bicycle EligibilityNOTICE RE: BICYCLE EQUIPMENT IN TRIATHLON
This notice is to remind Race Directors, Officials and Athletes of
the rules regarding bicycle equipment allowed in Triathlon. These rules
have been established to ensure safe and fair competition.
Bicycles of non-traditional patterns (bicycles with irregular rider
position) are considered illegal unless approved by the Chief Race
Official well prior to the race.
For athletes with a disability, the term 'bicycle' includes:
bicycle, handcycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle and racing wheelchair. Any
AWAD competitor using equipment that is non-traditional should have it
approved prior to race-day.
Please note - The term 'bicycle' does not refer to recumbent bicycles which are illegal for all competitors AWAD or able bodied.
For further clarification, Officials, Race Directors and Athletes
are urged to review the official rules for specific descriptions of all
legal cycling equipment. The rules that govern triathlon in Canada can
be found HERE.
IntroductionThe Officials development model used by Triathlon BC falls under broader models used by Triathlon Canada.
Officials are classified into four distinct levels. Level 1 and 2
Officials are combined to cover novice, club, and local Officials.
Level 3 is aimed at Provincial and National Championship event
Officials; and Level 4 is required for Officials at major International
events such as the Pan Am Games and Olympics.
The Officiating program in BC is considered to be among the best in
Canada! Triathlon BC conducts three to four Officials clinics around
the province each year. Currently, we have a good base of approximately
50 active Officials in BC, with three individuals certified as Level 4,
approximately eight certified as Level 3, and the remainder certified
as Level 1-2. At a typical event, between three and five Officials are
required. However, with large events such as Ironman Canada, there is a
need to provide over thirty Officials for shifts lasting over eight
Triathlon BC was very proud that a number of our Level 4 Officials
were selected to officiate at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, this is a great
achievement and provides an excellent mentoring for other Officials.
Regional events, including Provincial Championships, Triathlon BC
Race Series events and Provincial Summer Games provide an excellent
opportunity for Officials to gain exposure/experience and work with
Triathlon BC is committed to growing our officiating program through a wide range of initiatives.
are constantly looking for individuals that are interested in becoming
part of our Officiating team. If you are interested in becoming an
Official, please contact us. Note that we encourage:
Our sport needs dedicated and respected Officials at all sanctioned events.
- each club to have at least two certified Officials;
- parents to become involved as Officials at Kid, Youth, and Junior events; and
- current members to give back to the sport by Officiating at an event.
Remember, most Officials are volunteers, please take the time to
thank them for spending their day ensuring that YOU can race in a safe,
Officials ensure that events are conducted in a fair and safe manner, under the governing rules of the sport.
following is a link to the International Triathlon Union
(ITU) competition rules. These apply to all sanctioned races throughout
BC and across Canada. Triathlon BC has prepared an Appendix to the ITU
rules for additions/ammendment to the ITU rules that are applicable in
sanctioned races throughout