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Recent updates have clarified the changes to FINA law. Qualified ASA officials should have received details but it is useful to have it set out here as well.  Click on the heading to read the full information. 

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  • Applications to Officiate - Swim England Open Water National Masters Champs 2020

    15th March 2020

    Applications are invited from Licensed Open Water Officials to officiate at the 2020 Swim England Open Water National Masters Championships, to be held on Saturday 5th September at Nene Park, Peterborough. Further details of the event can be found at https://www.swimming.org/openwater/about-national-masters-championships/ Expenses All expenses will be paid post event by BACS. A copy of the Expenses Form will be provided before the event along with the Event Manual, which will contain all key event information. At the end of the event, expenses may be submitted to the Lead Event Officer on site or alternatively these can also be posted to the Events Team. Receipts must be submitted with all expenses being claimed, except mileage. Expenses will only be reimbursed subject to the value of the itemised receipts. Accommodation Overnight accommodation for the night prior to the event will be provided for those volunteers who are not local to the event...

  • Applications to Officiate - SE Open Water NAG Champs 2020

    6th March 2020

    Applications are invited from Licensed Open Water Officials to officiate at the Swim England Open Water National Age Group Championships 2020, to be held on Monday 27th July at Thrybergh Country Park, Rotherham. Further details of the event can be found...

  • Applications to Officiate - 2020 BS Summer Champs

    29th February 2020

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2020 British Swimming Summer Championships, to be held from Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 July (inclusive) at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and must possess...

  • FINA interpretation in relation to backstroke ledges

    23rd February 2020

    For information on the new FINA interpretation in relation to backstroke ledges, click here To unsubscribe from or change your email address for Swimming Officials News please visit https://www.swimmingresults.org/officialsnews/ Helen Akers - Swimming Officials Coordinator Mobile: 07813...

  • Applications for the 2021 British Swimming Development Programme

    5th February 2020

    Applications for the 2021 British Swimming Development Programme will open later in the year and one of the pre-requisites for applying to join the programme is previous attendance as a technical official at a minimum of 25 days at national (British Swimming/Swim England/Swim Wales/Scottish...

  • British Swimming Referee Training - November 2020 Exam

    12th November 2019

    Applications for the November 2020 Referees’ Exam are now being accepted and the exam will be held on Saturday 7 November 2020. The pre-requisites for applying for training can be found on the website at...

  • Applications Open to Officiate at the 2020 British Para-Swimming International Meet

    10th November 2019

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2020 British Para-Swimming International Meet/WPS World Series, to be held from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th April (inclusive) at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and...

  • World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations clarification - 2019 update

    9th August 2019

    Please see below for a message recently received from World Para Swimming With the World Championships in London drawing nearer and following the completion of the World Series competitions, feedback from athletes, coaches and/or NPCs, we’d like to offer some additional clarification to the...

  • Open Water Specific - Useful Apps

    19th June 2019

    At the recent Swim England Open Water Safety meeting, details were given of the following two free apps which can be downloaded to help with the running of events. Some of you may already be aware of them. 1. Met Office App - this will give you 12 - 24 hours warning of poor weather etc. You...

  • Major Changes to British Swimming J1 Training Course

    18th February 2019

    KCASA have just been made aware of major changes being made to the way the J1 Course is to be delivered, and the timetable for the end of J1 training and assessment in its current form. Although, the dates are well over a year away, everyone must ensure that they plan enough time to...

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