Here’s one of our Officials in action on lane 5; this is Jo Wilby.

Wearing white and right in on the action. Officials get fed and watered and are generally very well looked after by the host clubs!

Swimming Technical officials (STOs) are a central part of every swimming event and play an important role in ensuring the events run smoothly, safely and within the sport’s requirements for training as Technical Officials.

This is a summary of the requirements for training at each level within British Swimming:

Timekeeper – minimum age 14 years to commence training and qualification.

Judge Level 1 – minimum age for training 15 years, final assessment minimum age 16 years.

Judge Level 2 – proven post qualification experience as Judge Level 1 and a minimum age for training 16 years.

…..and you can go on further to ‘starters’ and ‘refereeing – click HERE if you wish to know more about further progression.

Contact Martin Conway if you wish to help.

Here is a link to the J1 1st stage – online course JUDGE 1 Theory

If you are a qualified official already, here is a list of useful info for the job in hand:

COSC Officials Guide 2016 _1_