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Technical Officials

Get the best seat in the house, work with great people and make a difference in the swimming community by becoming a technical official!

Technical Officials play a crucial role in our community. Whether you'd like to be involved in club meets, regional, zonal and national meets, or perhaps on the international stage, there are opportunities for you and everyone has a key role to play.


We are stoked to share our officiating pathway, designed to assist with continual development opportunities that support them as officials and their life outside of swimming too. We are committed to creating positive swimming experiences in our sport, and officials play a vital role in creating these opportunities for our swimmers and help them go racing.

The pathway has three streams, so there is an opportunity to suit you. These streams are:

  • Pool Deck

  • Control Room

  • Open Water (more coming soon)

Check out our pathway for officials below to learn how you can get started.

Get Involved

The best seat in the house is on pool deck as a technical official. Be part of the technical official family by finding your local club or getting in touch with Carlrine to support our racing opportunities provided around the country.

Reasons to get involved:

  • It's the best seat in the house and you're involved in providing swimmers a great experience in the sport

  • You learn crucial life skills that help your personal development outside of swimming

  • It's an excellent way to support the continual development of the sport

  • You are involved and giving back to the sport

  • You can make lifelong friends and be part of the community

There is no time like the present to get involved as a technical official. Find your local club today and help out at our swimming competitions.

Education & Resources

Since announcing the officials pathway, we are updating our education offering and resources to support officials development throughout the pathway. Check out our resources from the pages below:

Contact Us & Get In Touch

Swimming NZ is committed to developing and supporting our Technical Officials. We have created a position to strengthen our ability to do so.

Reach out to Carlrine if you want to know more about getting involved, jump on the officials monthly newsletter or have any questions.

Carlrine Gillespie

Technical Official & Volunteer Development Lead

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