Becoming an Official

A swim meet needs a lot of officials - in an eight lane pool at least 40 are necessary if the Meet is to run well. Being an official is an excellent way of supporting your children in their favourite sport.

Things to remember:


For a carnival to be accepted as a qualifying carnival you must have an accredted referee and a accredited starter. In our region we have 4 accredited referees who do a wonderful job but are kept very busy during the summer.

As an area we are happy to help you gain accreditation and to team you with an experienced person to learn particular jobs.

Swimming NSW has many modules outlining the rules and procedures for each position. 

To volunteer at a swimming NSW meet you will also require your Working with Children check number. To obtain this go to and complete the online section. Then you will recieve an email with a number and once you present yourself at a RTA with proof of ID, it will be processed. It is free for volunteers.