OFFICIALSWelcome Officials! This is your page to find important forms, updates, and resources for judging.
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Important Documents for Officials:
Notes from World Wide Seminar 2013 (released Nov. 13, 2013)
November 1-3, 2013 -St. Petersburg, Russia
Please find enclosed the official notes from our International Officials and Head Coach Meng Chen who attended the World Wide Seminar in St. Petersburg Russia. Thank-you to Louise Kennedy for coordinating completion of the final document.
For clarification on judges issues please contact IO Leader Louise Kennedy @ [email protected]
Ontario’s current International Level (FINA) Officials
FINA A: Diane van der Pol
FINA B: Janice McLaughlin
FINA G: Lianna Sottile
Ontario’s Olympic Officials
Ontario has a history of excellence in artistic swimming, and that falls to our officials as well. The following Officials from Ontario have been selected by Canada and FINA to judge at the Olympic Games:
London 2012 – Diane van der Pol
Sydney 2000 – Leslie Taylor
Atlanta 1996 – Lynda Furniss
Seoul 1988 – Joyce Corner
Marg McBurney Officials Development Award
In 2001, the synchro community mourned the loss of Marg McBurney – swimmer, coach, judge and mentor to many across Canada. For Marg, synchro was a lifelong passion. As a volunteer in various capacities she contributed significantly to the development of artistic swimming in Canada. Thanks to Marg’s husband Alan McBurney and her many friends who made donations in her memory, Synchro Ontario created the Mary McBurney Officials Development Fund. The interest earned on the donation received will be be used to fund the expense of providing this opportunity for our candidate.
Annually one official will be given the opportunity to attend a Divisional or National Championship in order to upgrade their skills and prepare for their next level of officiating. The Officials Rep annually recommends the recipient to the Board of Directors based on his/her potential for movement and success at National Judging and Level 3 certification. This award is presented at an appropriate event, typically each fall.
2015 – Debbie Sands
2012 – Erika Lindner
2011 – Suzanne Kostron
2010 – Karen Wilson Davis
2009 – Lori Kowalski & Catrine Klein
2008 – Jennifer Saunders
2007 – Barb Tooth
2006 – Lesley Ahara
2005 – Suzanne Laroche & Michele Lopers
2004 – Lynn Hammond & Leanne McDonnell
2003 – Karen Seymour
2002 – Chris Gauthier