2016 New National Officiating Accreditation Program (NOAP) Learner Guides:
The Swimming Australia Participation and Sport Development Unit and Swimming Australia Technical Swimming Committee, have recently updated the Learner Guides for the National Officiating Accreditation Program (NOAP) Learner Guides:
These new learner guides have been updated to reflect stronger officiating principles to assist technical officials with their understanding. As per Australian Sports Commission (ASC) requirements, these guides have been refreshed to be more contemporary and have also been updated in line with recent changes to FINA rules.
These Guides now also allow Technical Officials to work at their own pace with information easier to comprehend for technical officials at any level or experience.
A Quick Reference Guide to the modules can be found HERE.
A Learner Guide Module Coversheet must be completed in full to prove an official has gained an accreditation. Download the Coversheet HERE.
LG1 - General Principles
LG2 - Timekeeper
LG3 - Chief Timekeeper
LG4 - Check Starter
LG5 - Starter
LG6 - Clerk of Course (Marshal)
LG7 - Inspector of Turns
LG8 - Judge of Stroke
LG9 - Recorder
LG10 - Finish Judge / Chief Finish Judge
LG11 - AOE
LG12 - Meet Manager Operator
LG13 - Announcer
LG14 - Referee
LG15 - Refereee - Multi Class
LG16 - Advanced Self Management
Either before or after reading these guides, go to the website: https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/ register and complete an online training module from the following list:
Practical experience is very beneficial and for roles such as Inspector of turns and Judge of Stroke essential. If you would like mentoring please email Jeremy to coordinate this, we would love to support you.
When you feel you have had enough experience, please email Jeremy to coordinate a practical assessment, as we need to organize an assessor to be present. You will need to bring a TO module cover sheet and the NOAP assessment criteria pages for your assessment. See above to download a form, (if you completed the online course, it will print out for you)
It is also important that you have your working with children check. It is easy to apply for online here, valid for 5 years, and free for volunteers.Officials must be members of Swimming NSW to be recognised Technical Officials. The non-swimmer category is recommended. Apply via your club registrar.