- Technical Officials
Accreditation is available for a number of credentials including:
A great place to start. Really easy (especially with the button timing system) and you will get a
great view of race finishes. Always needed (three per lane plus a Chief).
- Finish Judge
An important position at manually timed meets. Involves deciding the placings of the
competitors at the finish.
- Check Starter / Marshall
Marshalling of swimmers into correct heats and lanes for the start. The credential covers
Marshals and Check Starters. An important position in all meets.
Makes sure all swimmers are given an equal start (no movement, stalling etc on the blocks).
Seeds entries, processes results, checks times and also handles withdrawals, which helps the
meet run smoothly by managing time effectively. A key position at all meets.
Controls the meet and solves all problems. Knows everything in the NSW Swimmers’ Digest.
Referees started out as other officials and became more qualified as their interest and
- Inspectors of Turns and Judges of Strokes
More technical positions, included in the qualification of Referee. Very important,
especially in junior meets, as this helps the swimmers and coaches ensure that technique is
For most credentials, all that is involved is a workbook and a competancy assessment.
Notes can be downloaded from the Swimming NSW website
and you will have ample opportunity to ask
questions of the assessor. Candidates should have gained experience in the positions before going
to the exams, the experience gained by helping out at club races on a Saturday morning is sufficient.
The club organises training in association with the Metro South West ATSC Convenor each season.
If you are interested in becoming a Technical Official, contact our Technical Official
Coordinator on a Saturday morning or via e-mail: email@example.com