A swim meet needs a lot of officials and what better way to support your child’s swimming and gain a better understanding of the sport in the process. High school students are able to obtain accreditation too.
There are also some fringe benefits! If you volunteer before the meet you will have free pool entry and receive a complimentary program. Lunch and snacks are provided at full day meets.
All technical officials are trained and assessed under the Swimming Australia's National Officiating Program. The program is a competency based program and split into a number of modules. There are no exams, except for referee.
Each training module has two components: a theory session and a practical assessment. Most theory sessions are delivered online. Links to the online sessions are here.
Jenny Dunstan is the Area Technical Education Committee Coordinator for the ACT. Please contact her by email if you have any questions about accreditation.
Our local training plan for 2017-2020 can be found here.