Becoming an official allows you to get involved in swimming competitions at a close and personal level. It is much more enjoyable than sitting on a hot balcony!

Typically an official will start work at their local club, usually starting as a timekeeper. From there they can start to become qualified, working their way via courses and gala experience from J1, J2, J2S and ultimately on to being a qualified referee. We can provide advice on the best way to proceed.

What we are looking for?

  • You will be enthusiastic and willing to learn about competition laws & regulations
  • You will have good administration and time-management skills.
  • You have good people skills

What do we and the club expect from an Official?

  • To oversee internal club competitions, and ensure that the relevant Swim England Technical Laws are being adhered to
  • To work with our partner clubs, in officiating galas which we attend
  • To support county and regional events

Level of commitment required

This role requires initial training, however, after qualifying you are free to volunteer for any competition you are available to assist at

What support can you expect from Swim England?

  • Full Training for your Role
  • Access to resources and guidance via the ‘Club Hub’.