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.
TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AT SWIMMING VICTORIA MEETS
An information booklet to help familiarise Technical Officials at Swimming Victoria Meets: CLICK HERE.
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.
FINA: CLICK HERE to be taken to the FINA Website
Recent FINA Rule Changes:
- CLICK HERE for the 2013 Fina Rules with changes listed (amended 03.01.2014)
- CLICK HERE for clarification of the term 'Separated hands' in the FINA Rules (effective 09.01.2014)
MULTI CLASS SWIMMING (SWIMMERS WITH DISABILITY)
MCPS Calculator (you will be taken to the Swimming Australia website)
MC Event Results Calculator User Guide
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.
Guidelines for Running Swimming Meets (Updated September 2015)
Race Day Hints (Updated October 2015)
POOL DECK PROTOCOLS
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
Quick Reference infraction Card (Updated 2016)
SYLLABUS - NATIONAL OFFICIATING PROGRAM
PROTESTS & JURIES OF APPEAL
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
Swimming Victoria Backstroke Ledge Policy (April 2016) - CLICK HERE
For further informtion regarding Backstroke Ledges and How To Install - CLICK HERE
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.
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 Rules: The 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.
TECHNICAL OFFICIAL SEMINAR RESOURCES
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
Insight into Being a FINA Referee – Geoff Hare
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