Technical Officials

One of the biggest issues swimming is facing is the lack of young volunteers and officials.  Check out this toolkit designed by the Swim.Rocks digital community for ideas on engaging and developing young people into active and confident officials and volunteers.


Please check our Events Page to see which Meets require Technical officials to volunteer.


Online training is now available for the following positions:


Timekeeper / Chief Timekeeper

Marshal and Check Starter

Inspector of Turns

Judge of Stroke



Dolphin Timing operatore


Available 24x7 online free of charge via the new SNSW Technical Officials' training portal.

For people who have not done it before Timekeeper, Checkstarter and Marshall are recommended as good starting points.


Have questions or want training in other positions?

Contact Peter Shell, SMNE ATSC Coordinator by email:


What happens after the course?

  1. Candidates should gain practical experience
  2. Once they are ready, they will be assessed by a SNSW assessor, usually at an SMNE meet
  3. Completed paperwork is forwarded to SNSW and eventually a 'Technical Official' badge and plastic card will be received. Candidates are licensed to officiate as soon as they have passed their assessment.