Useful Information & Resources for Technical Officials

Vic Technical Officials

On this page you will find a variety of resources that will assist you on your journey as a Technical Official (TO). 

If you can't find a resource or would like further information, please contact us at 

  • Policies, Rules & Resources
  • There are a number of resources available for TOs related to officiating policies and rules, which have been linked below. It is important as a TO that you are familiar and stay up to date with policies and procedures relating to officiating, including the Competition Policies & By-Laws.

    Policies & Rules  
    Swimming Victoria - Values & Behaviours Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Protests and Juries of Appeal Information & Process Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Protest Form Click here

    Swimming Victoria - Rule Tolerances (for use at encouragement & non-qualifying events)

    Swimming Victoria - Rule Tolerances Slip (print size)

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    Swimming Victoria - Guidelines for 11/Under Swimwear Rules Click here
    Swimming Victoria - 11 & Under Swimsuit Policy Update Information Webinar Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Rostering Procedure (July 2020) Click here
    Swimming Victoria - TODC District Liaison  Click here
    Swimming Victoria - District Referees  Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Backstroke Ledge Protocol (inc. information on how to install & remove) Click here
    Swimming Victoria - NOAP Assessment Criteria Overview Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Assessors List Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Radio Protocols Click here
    Swimming Victoria - Regional Technical Official Travel Allowance Policy Click here
    Swimming Australia - Pool Deck Officials Protocol (March 2023) - for use at all Victorian competitions Click here
    Swimming Australia - Overseas Technical Official Participation Policy Click here
    Swimming Australia - Dive Entry - Competitive Swimming Policy  Click here
    TO Development Pathway information booklet Click here
    Quick Reference Infraction Card (March 2023) Click here 
    Swimming Victoria - Statement by Supplier



    Swimming Australia - Match Fixing Training* Click here


    *Swimming Australia requires all TOs who nominate for national rosters to also undertake match Fixing Education/Training

  • Uniforms & recognition
  • TOs will be given a blue TO polo shirt when officiating at SV competitions. Officials are asked to wear this with their own black trousers / black skirt / black tailored shorts and black or white shoes (runners).

    When officiating at school competitions, the white SV polo is to be worn. Clubs and Districts will often stipulate which polo can be worn at their competitions so check with the competition host what they would like you to wear. 

    TOs who officiate at SV competitions will receive a per diem of $50 per session as an honorarium, provided they have submitted a Statement by Supplier to SV. This is an ATO requirement. 

    SV will also provide light refreshments at the conclusion of sessions at SV competitions. At other events, reimbursements and/or refreshments are at the discretion of the competition host. 

    For all TO uniform requirements, please click here. For more information on uniform, please contact Swimming Victoria at 

  • SV TO Assessor Resources
  • Swimming Victoria is appreciative of all the technical officials do to assist on pool deck, behind the scenes at competitions and within the Club and District environment throughout Victoria. The training and development of officials is a critical aspect in the sport of swimming and the role assessors play in developing and accrediting officials is integral to the growth of our sport. 

    To notify the SV office that you have assessed an official, please use the assessment notification tool found here

    To access the resources available to assessors throughout Victoria, please click here

    If you have any questions or would like access to any resources, please let us know via email at 

  • Multi-Class Swimming - LEXI Classification Tool
  • Classification in para swimming, and all para-sports, creates a framework that enables competitive sport by placing athletes with affected movement, coordination, vision or intellect together in groups called classes.

    LEXI is a system that explains para‑sport classification which is what groups athletes and enables competition. LEXI uses unisex figures and traffic‑light colours to illustrate areas of reduced coordination, movement or vision.

    The LEXI website is easy-to-use and explains each of the swimming classifications.

    Click here to have a look and improve your para-swimming knowledge.  



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