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. 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. 


    Instruction Sheet - How to nominate for a position on Swim Central


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    2022 Victorian Relay Competition Saturday 25th June, 2022   Monday 20th June, 2022 at 6pm Click Here  
    2022 Short Course Distance Time Trial Friday 22nd July, 2022   Wednesday 13th July, 2022 at 6pm Click Here  
    2022 Victorian Metropolitan Short Course Championships 23rd - 24th July, 2022   Wednesday 13th July, 2022 at 6pm Click Here  
    2022 Victorian Country Short Course Championships (Ballarat) 30th - 31st July, 2022   Wednesday 20th July, 2022 at 6pm Click Here  
    2022 Victorian Age Short Course Championships 5th - 7th August, 2022   Wednesday 27th July, 2022 at 6pm Click Here  
    2022 Victorian Open Short Course Championships 13th - 14th August, 2022   Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 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. 

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