Category: Information

New Online Judge Level 1 Course – January 2020

The Swim England Swimming Officials Group have announced that from January 2020, officials training courses for judge level 1 will be via a new online process, hosted by the Institute of Swimming (IOS). Candidates will have to create an online

Changing Email Addresses of Swimming Officials

Message from Helen Akers concerning officials email addresses changing and the procedure to update their new email address.

Swimming Officials Training Criteria

With effect from 1st January 2015 It is both desirable and necessary that trainee officials across the board gain their poolside experience at the broadest possible range of events. With this in mind trainee officials who are members of ASA

New Swimming Officials Secretary

Louise Mackie has been appointed as the Swimming Officials Secretary at the January 2016 Executive meeting of the County. Louise can be contacted by email on Email the Officials Secretary  

FINA Interpretation The Start & Medley Swimming

FINA Issued a memorandum to all member federations on 7th September 2015 concerning interpretation of swimming rules relating to:-

FINA and IPC Rule changes

British Swimming has announced changes to the FINA Rules that were agreed at the Special Congress in Doha in December 2014. IPC Swimming has made changes to the current Rules and Regulations 2014 – 2017 these changes come following the

Website links for swimming technical officials

Website links for swimming technical officials BS officials course Information re payment etc – Jan 2014 DJM ASA Guidance to Swimming Competition Management from 1st Sept. 2012 click here British Swimming website – Officials’ event and competition information click here East

FINA Statement regarding the Backstroke Start Device

FR 2.7  The starting platform may have an adjustable setting back plate. An adjustable back stroke starting platform may also be used To view the backstroke start device video click here  

Breaststroke and Butterfly – Separation of Hands Announcement By FINA

Jan 2014 – FINA interpretation of ‘separated’ “Separated” means that the hands cannot be stacked one on top of the other. It is not necessary to see space between the hands. Incidental contact at the fingers is not a concern.