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. 

    MEET NAME    






    Metro Short Course Competition

    10-11 Aug 2019 17 June 2019 26 July 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Country SC Championships 17-18 Aug 2019 24 June 2019 2 August 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Age SC Championships 30 Aug-1 Sep 2019 8 July 2019 16 August 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Open SC Championships 14-15 Sep 2019 22 July 2019 30 August 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Country Junior District Competition 9 Nov 2019 16 September 2019 25 October 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Metro Junior District Competition 10 Nov 2019 16 September 2019 25 October 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Qualifying Competition 16-17 Nov 2019 & 23-24 Nov 2019 23 September 2019 1 November 2019 Closed

    Week 1: CLICK HERE

    Week 2: CLICK HERE

    Victorian Age LC Championships 17-21 Dec 2019 21 October 2019 29 November 2019 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Country LC Championships 24-26 Jan 2020 11 November 2019 10 January 2020 Closed CLICK HERE
    Victorian Open LC Championships 14-16 Feb 2020 23 December 2019 31 January 2020 Closed  
    Victorian Sprint Championships 29 Feb-1 Mar 2020 6 January 2020 14 February 2020 Closed  
    Victorian Metro LC Championships 6-9 Mar 2020 13 January 2020 21 February 2020 Closed  
    Country All Junior Competition 21 - 22 Mar 2020 20 January 2020 28 February 2020 Competition Postponed  
    Country Interdistrict  29 Mar 2020 3 February 2020 13 March 2020 Competition Postponed  
    Metro All Junior Competition 28-29 March 2020 10 February 2020 20 March 2020 Competition Postponed  
    Victorian School Associations Competition 11 May 2020 16 March 2020 24 April 2020    
    Victorian Relay Competition 16 May 2020 23 March 2020 1 May 2020    


  • 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 officating 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 and school event roster calls. 

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