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Officials News & Technical Updates

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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  • New Swim England Requirements at Licensed Meets

    20th December 2018

    Please note that you cannot use J1 trainees unless they conform to the new requirement:  they must have attended BOTH sessions 1 and 2, had their Timekeeper competency signed off and undertaken mentoring during the previous six months. Full details can be found at https://www.swimming.org/sport/licensed-meets/ where the last paragraph reads:   "In order to act as a 'Judge 1 in training' for meet licensing purposes the individual must: Have enrolled on a Judge 1 course and attended both the timekeeper theory session (unless already qualified as a timekeeper) and the first judging theory sessionPass a poolside timekeeper’s assessment (unless already qualified as a timekeeper)Have undertaken at least 1 mentored session within the last 6 months in the role of Inspector of Turns, recorded in their workbook and signed off by a qualified and licensed Referee. " Malcolm Keysell KCASA Officials Manager ...

  • Swimming Official Assessment Guidelines

    31st July 2018

    If any J1, J2 or J2S candidate wants to be assessed at a non-Kent meeting, they must get prior permission either from me or from John Burdett. This will avoid a range of issues such as:  assessments by single assessors, newly qualified J1s, assessment where no Referee is present, lack...

  • Applications to Officiate - Swim England National Open Water Festival 2019

    18th May 2018

    Applications are invited from Licensed Open Water Officials to officiate at the Swim England National Open Water Festival 2018, to be held on Sunday 29th July and Monday 30th July at Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield. Further details of the event can be found...

  • Changes to World Para Swimming Codes of Exception

    4th April 2018

    Following the changes in January 2018 to the World Para Swimming Technical and Classification Rules and Regulations, the following guidance has been issued by WPS: This is a quick reminder about the new codes of exception (find here) used from 1 January 2018 on. As it will take a while to...

  • Application of Officiate at the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2018

    30th March 2018

    All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and must possess a valid official’s licence. British Swimming now expect volunteers to room share at national events. By doing this accommodation costs are reduced, which greatly helps in the operation and provision of a high class...

  • Applications to Officiate - 2018 Swim England National Summer Meet

    9th January 2018

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2018 Swim England National Summer Meet, to be held from Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 4th August 2018 (inclusive) at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and must possess a...

  • Applications to Officiate: British Summer Championships 2018

    19th December 2017

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2018 British Summer Championships, to be held from Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th July 2018 (inclusive) at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and must possess a valid...

  • Swimming Officials Development Programme 2018

    31st October 2017

    Applications are now open for Referees and Starters who wish to be considered to join the British Swimming Officials’ Development Programme in 2018. The information document outlines the objectives of the programme, the pre-requisites and the expected level of commitment. ...

  • British Swimming Referee Training 2018

    23rd October 2017

    Applications for the November 2018 Referees’ Exam are now being accepted. The pre-requisites for applying for training can be found on the website at https://www.britishswimming.org/browse-sport/swimming/officials/officials-qualifications-training/ in the Referee section and prospective...

  • 2017 Swim England National Winter Championships - Invitation to Officiate

    21st October 2017

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2017 Swim England National Winter Championships, to be held from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 December 2017 (inclusive) at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.  All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and...

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