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, carparking and refreshments during and after each session. Many clubs and district also provide honorariums and refreshments as a gesture of thanks for you volunteering your time.

Swimming Victoria is committed to supporting our Regional Technical Officials, with the Regional Technical Official Travel Allowance Policy - who are
required to conduct significant travel to SV Competitions at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC).

  • 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
  • If you are interested in officiating at a competition, simply nominate via Swim Central.

    Roster nominations close on the Monday 3-weeks prior to the competition. If you're available and have missed the nomination closing date and would still like to be considered to be appointed, please email rosters@vic.swimming.org.au 


    SV will then inform you via email, if you're appointed at least 7-10 days prior to a competition. With the roster to be sent out closer to the competition date.

    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


  • 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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