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
- Swimming Victoria Competitions & Roster Calls
- Country & Metro Junior District Competitions - may possibly run as virtual competitions in 2021.
- Victorian Metro Long Course Championships - this competition will be re-allocated to a new date in 2021.
- *TBC - all competitions following the Victorian Age Long Course Championships denoted with an asterisk will be confirmed at a later date.
- Swimming Australia Competitions and Roster Calls
- School Associations 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All competitions below are subject to change, based on COVID-19 restrictions and Government guidelines.
|ROSTER CALL OPENS||
ROSTER CALL CLOSES
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||-||-||Click here for nomination process information|
|Victorian Qualifying Competition||Feb 13-14, 2021||Mon Dec 7, 2020||Fri Jan 29, 2021||Click here|
|2021 Victorian Open Long Course Championships||Feb 18-21||Mon Dec 14, 2020||Fri Feb 5, 2021||Click here|
|2021 Victorian Age Long Course Championships||March 4-8, 2021||Mon Dec 28, 2020||Fri Feb 12, 2021||Click here|
|Country All Junior Competition*||March 13-14, 2021||Mon Jan 4, 2021||Fri Feb 26, 2021||Click here|
|Metro All Junior Competition*||March 27-28, 2021||Mon Jan 18, 2021||Fri Mar 12, 2021|
|Country Interdistrict*||March 28, 2021||Mon Jan 18, 2021||Fri Mar 12, 2021|
|Victorian Development Competition*||April 10-11, 2021||Mon Feb 1, 2021||Fri Mar 26, 2021|
|Victorian School Associations Competition*||May 10, 2021||Mon Mar 1, 2021||Fri April 23, 2021|
|Victorian Relay Competition*||May 16, 2021||Mon Mar 8, 2021||Fri April 30, 2021|
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.