Where to Officiate

Unlike some sports, swimming needs numerous Technical Officials are required on pool deck to make a competition run smoothly. Some roles only require introductory training so if you would like to have the best seat in the house at a swimming competition and be actively involved in a child's sport we'd love to have you with us. Our team of seasoned technical officials will welcome you with open arms and take you under their wing to show you the ropes.

When you volunteer at a Swimming Victoria meet, you will receive a $50 per diem each session, light refreshments, tea and coffee. Many clubs and district also provide honorariums and refreshments as a gesture of thanks for you volunteering your time. 

  • Club / District Competitions
  • Allocation of Technical Officials for club and distrct competitions is managed by the individual district / club. If you are interested in officiating at one of these events, please contact the district referee or clubs' competition officer to indicate your interest. Dates of these meets and contact details are listed on the competitions calendar

  • Swimming Victoria Competitions & Roster Calls
  • So that we can know who is available to officiate at each SV competition an email is sent to all active officials prior to each competition. If you are interested in officiating at a competition, simply click one of the links below in the 'Roster Call' column and note your availability. SV will then send out the roster 7-10 days prior to a competition. If you are not receiving roster calls please contact rosters@vic.swimming.org.au. 

    All competitions below are subject to change, based on COVID-19 restrictions and Government guidelines. 

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    2020 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course event 

    Nov 27-29, 2020 Thurs Oct 22, 2020 Fri Nov 13, 2020 Closed Click here
    National Qualifiers Hit-Out Dec 13, 2020 Friday Nov 27, 2020 Mon Dec 7, 2020 Closed Click here
    2021 Victorian Sprint Championships Jan 16-17, 2021

    Mon Nov 9, 2020

    Fri Jan 1, 2021 Closed Click here
    2021 Victorian Country Long Course Championships Jan 23-25, 2021 - - Closed Click here
    Victorian Qualifying Competition Feb 13-14, 2021 Mon Dec 7, 2020 Fri Jan 29, 2021 Closed Cancelled
    2021 Victorian Open Long Course Championships Feb 18-21 Mon Dec 14, 2020 Fri Feb 5, 2021 Click here Click here
    2021 Victorian Age Long Course Championships March 4-8, 2021 Mon Dec 28, 2020 Fri Feb 12, 2021 Click here Click here
    Country All Junior Competition March 13-14, 2021 Mon Jan 4, 2021 Fri Feb 26, 2021 Click here Click here
    Metro All Junior Competition March 27-28, 2021 Mon Jan 18, 2021 Fri Mar 12, 2021 Click here Click here
    Victorian Development Competition April 10-11, 2021 Mon Feb 1, 2021 Fri Mar 26, 2021 Click here Click here
    Victorian School Associations Competition May 10, 2021 Mon Mar 1, 2021 Fri April 23, 2021 Click here  


  • Swimming Australia Competitions and Roster Calls
  • Swimming Victoria distributes roster calls for Swimming Australia competitions via email to all active TO's. Swimming Australia then makes all TO appointments and will notify applicants accordingly. If you have any questions about officiating at Swimming Australia events, please contact them directly at officiating@swimming.org.au. 

    Swimming Australia has recently started an Officiating Australia mailing list which allows recipients to hear directly from them regarding officiating matters and receive officiating news and information as well as national roster calls. It is designed for experienced, new, 'maybe one day' officials, administrators and coaches. To sign up, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time or update your contact details via the link in emails. 

  • School Associations Competitions
  • A number of school associations request TOs to assist with their competitions. If you are interested in officiating at one of these meets, mark your availability under the relevant competition. SV will notify you prior to the competition if you have been appointed. 

    Appointed TOs are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the first event and wear the white SV polo shirt and black trousers/skirt/shorts. 

    Click here for details of school events, school event roster calls and for further details on how to nominate. 

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