Becoming a Qualified Technical Official

The different levels of technical officials are as follows (junior to senior):
• Timekeeper
• Inspector of turns (IOT)
• Judge of stroke (JOS)
• Starter
• Referee

For more info see the SNZ website.

It is the club’s objective and policy that each swimmer’s family will have a qualified technical official and that opportunities will be provided to increase the level of qualification.
This is because as a club we need to be able to contribute qualified technical officials to ensure that each competitive swim meet satisfies the SNZ requirements and is therefore a qualifying meet under their regulations. The more parents we have qualified the more evenly volunteer roles can be shared out across the meets we attend.

See our policy attached: Technical Officials' Policy.pdf