Officiating is essential to the successful operation of all sports both in Kent and across the UK. Without the support of dedicated individuals as officials who give up their time for free, events simply would not happen.
So, if you would rather not spend your time as a spectator in the gallery but would like to learn a new skill and meet new people then officiating could be for you!
Once you have your first British Swimming officials qualification, you will be able to access the members area where you will be able to:
Application forms and other resources can be found on the British Swimming website. You can also download the following British Swimming final assessment paperwork here:
Click on the links below to download the following documents:
For more information on the Kent training programme (dates, venues, content) click here.
Contemporary Issues is a mandatory CPD as identified in the British Swimming Officials Licensing requirements (M5) and is aimed at Swimming Technical Officials who are already licensed (renewal due within next four years) or wishing to become a licensed British Swimming Official. The workshop covers: the Swim England Code of Ethics; Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults; Embracing Diversity; Health and Safety; Officials’ Training and the ‘World of Swimming’.
To access the CPD visit the Institute of Swimming e-learning page and it should be at the top of the listing. If not, click on 'CPD' and use the 'Course Title' menu to search for Contemporary Issues. You will be asked to register with the Institute of Swimming - just follow the instructions.
If you're 25 or under, head to the ASA's Young Officials section, or read more about becoming a swimming official in the British Swimming zone. There you will find all the information you will need to become a qualified Official as well as discovering what other young Officials have been getting up to as they share their own personal experiences.
Invitations to officiate at non-Kent county events will no longer be sent out, but clubs can have their open competition requests listed here with a link to their own websites or contact email address. To register a request, please complete this on-line form but please note that events such as club championships will not be circulated. If you want to volunteer to officiate or look for training opportunities at a listed event, checkout the list here and make contact.
Details of training courses for these disciplines can be found here