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Rules, Policies & Resources

ALL OFFICIALS PLEASE NOTE: - FINA RULE INTERPRETATIONS (7/9/15)

FINA have recently released a Memorandum regarding the Interpretation of:

FINA Rule SW 4.4 - The Start

FINA Rule SW 9.1 - Medley Swimming.

 

To view the Memorandum please CLICK HERE.

 

TECHNICAL OFFICIALS MANUAL

For a comprehensive manual covering everything you need to know about Officiating in Victoria, CLICK HERE.

 

INFORMATION BOOKLET 
TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AT SWIMMING VICTORIA MEETS

An information booklet to help familiarise Technical Officials at Swimming Victoria Meets: CLICK HERE.

 

SWIMMING RULES

Swimming Australia is a member federation of FINA and is therefore bound by the laws of swimming determined by the world swimming body. Swimming Australia also has by-laws for the conducting of Australian pool and open water championships.

Swimming Australia Rules:  CLICK HERE for the updated Swimming Australia Rules.  Pleae Note that there was an amendment to January 2014 version.  

FINACLICK HERE to be taken to the FINA Website

Recent FINA Rule Changes

 

MULTI CLASS SWIMMING (SWIMMERS WITH DISABILITY)

MCPS Calculator (you will be taken to the Swimming Australia website)

MC Event Results Calculator User Guide

SWD Exception Codes

For further information and useful fact sheets on Disability Inclusion and Multi Class Swimming please visit the People With Disability page and the Athletes/Coaches section of the Swimming Victoria website.

 

MULTI CLASS CALCULATOR

 

ANNOUNCERS SCRIPT

CLICK HERE

GUIDELINES

Guidelines for Managing Underperformance

Performance Management Procedures Flowchart

Guidelines for Running Swimming Meets (Updated September 2015)

Race Day Hints (Updated October 2015)

 

POOL DECK PROTOCOLS

Pool Deck Protocols

 

BY-LAWS

Swimming Victoria By Laws - including General and Competition By-Laws

Swimming Australia By-Laws including General, Open Water and Australian Championship By-Laws

 

 

SWIMMING VICTORIA ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Technical Director

Meet Supervisor

Championship Officer

Control Room Supervisor/Chief Recorder

Presentation Officer

Chief Referee

Referee in Charge of District

 

PARKING POLICY

Click Here

 

 

LOG BOOK

Record of Pool Deck Hours & Education Workshops for Technical Officials

 

INFRACTION REFERENCE

Quick Reference infraction Card (Updated 2016)

 

SYLLABUS - NATIONAL OFFICIATING PROGRAM

National Officiating Program Syllabus Booklet

 

PROTESTS & JURIES OF APPEAL

Protests and Juries of Appeal Procedures

Swimming Victoria Protest Form

 

OTHER SWIMMING VICTORIA RESOURCES

The Swimming Victoria website has a range of resources for various areas. The below pages may be of interest to Officials.

Member Resources: CLICK HERE

Competitions Resources: CLICK HERE

Rule Tolerance Policy: CLICK HERE

Rule Tolerance Slip: CLICK HERE

 

BACKSTROKE LEDGES

Swimming Victoria Backstroke Ledge Policy (April 2016) - CLICK HERE

For further informtion regarding Backstroke Ledges and How To Install -  CLICK HERE

Swimming Victoria - Backstroke Ledge Operating Instructions as April 2015

Installation & Removal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgc9Mzs1Egs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G_2VJdgFGo

 

GAMBLING, BETTING & MATCH FIXING

It is a requirment by Swimming Australia that all Technical Officials who nominate for National Rosters are required to undertake match-fixing education.

Flyer

Match Fixing Training

 

GENERAL OFFICIATING IN SPORT RESOURCES

Club Help: A comprehensive website developed by Leisure Networks listing everything club volunteers need to know.  

Australian Sports Commission (ASC): A large range of resources for all officials in the sport of Swimming.

Play By the RulesThe Play by the Rules website provides news, resources and free online training to assist sport and recreation clubs and administrators, officials, coaches, players and spectators to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive.

 

 

SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA RESOURCES

Sports Medicine Australia have produced a number of resources to assist active women in sport.

CLICK HERE

 

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL SEMINAR RESOURCES

2013

Legal Responsibilities as a Technical Official  - Chris Tucker

Officials Procedures and Pool Protocols – Janice & Judith Smith

National Officiating Scholarship Program Damian Van de Berg & John Hart

National Officiating Scholarship Program  - John Hart

2013 FINA Rule Changes – Geoff Hare

2013 FINA Rules showing changes

Insight into Being a FINA Referee – Geoff Hare

2014

Giving & Receiving Feedback - presented by Darryl Durham

Infraction Reports - presented by Sandy Frame 

Mentoring - presented by Darryl Durham 

Nutrition & Your Helath on Pool Deck - presented by Louise Heta 

Body Taping, What's OK: hat's Not - presented by Cory Prout 

 

 

For further information contact Sharon Rich, Clubs & Officials Services Manager

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