How to become a Technical Official

Coast and Valley Swimming conducts training in all technical aspects of swimming.  New officials are constantly in demand and YOU can help!

A swim meet needs lots of officials - being an official is an excellent way of supporting your children in the sport.

There are also some fringe benefits.  If you volunteer before the meet and get your name on the Appointments roster, you will normally have free pool entry; you will receive a complimentary program; lunch and snacks are usually provided at full day meets.

How to Become a Technical Official

Training and assessment of technical officials is organised by the Area Technical Swim Committee (ATSC)

You must be a registered member of Swimming NSW (ie your club) and be of secondary school age or older.

Contact the ATSC Co-ordinator, Norm Roberts - Email: or

Training Officer, Cathy Sheedy - Email:

Technical Official Positions

Timekeeper/Chief Timekeeper

Check Starter/Marshal



Inspector of Turns

Judge of Strokes


Operator of AOE


All Technical Officials in Australia are being trained and assessed under the guidelines of Swimming Austalia'sNational Officiating Program.  Training and assessing is conducted through competency based modules similar to workplace competency courses.


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