Swimming Technical officials (STOs) are a central part of every swimming event and play an important role in ensuring the events run smoothly, safely and within the sport’s regulations.
Officials do not need to be experienced swimmers or have a competitive background. Everything that you need to know to work as an official is provided in the training programme. There is an expectation that before you progress to the next level of technical official that you will gain at least 6 months of poolside experience that is evidenced in your logbook.
All three home countries now use FINA Technical Rules. As such, trained officials are listed as British Swimming Officials.
Register for the Swim England Officials Newsletter here
Swim England South East Diving Officials 2015
Ian Bond is responsible for recruiting all officials for Regional Swimming Championships.
Officials training is delivered through sub regions and counties, please contact your county co-ordinator for more information.