Return To Competition – Swimming Technical Officials

Regional Swimming Official’s Online Forums 2021

Swim England East Region has hosted a series of Swimming Official’s Online Forums at the beginning of June. The forums were organised to assist our officials in preparation for their return back to returning to officiating after a 15 month absence on poolside. To this end we arranged three forums to refresh our knowledge and procedures to act as a confidence booster before our return to poolside. 


The following forums were delivered virtually by Zoom on the below dates:-


  • Tuesday 1 June 21 @ 7.30pm Swimming Officials Online Forum for all qualified officials 
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 7:30pm Swimming Officials Online Forum for qualified Starters
  • Sunday 13 June 2021 @ 10.30am Swimming Officials Online Forum for qualified Referees

It was strongly recommended that all participants click the link to access and watch the following FINA swimming officiating videos before returning back to poolside.

Some frequently asked questions at the forums (FAQs) 

General Forum for Swimming Officials – Tuesday 1 June 2021

Here is the link to the Zoom forum video

Presentation slides – General forum 

FINA Stroke Videos

Swim England – Swimming returning to competition document

Swim England – Swimming Competition Guidance for running safe events updated 14 December 21

Swim England Website FAQ link 

Level X Galas website link

Swim England – Open Meet Licensing Criteria- Officials’ Requirements 

Swim England – Return to Competition – Training of Officials – Updated Sept. 21

Renewal of BS Official’s Licences 

Swimming Forum for Qualified Starters – Tuesday 8 June 2021

US Swimming Starter Training Video

Here is the link to the Zoom forum video

Presentation slides – Starter forum

A beginner’s guide to refereeing swimming for starters

Swimming Forum Qualified Referees – Sunday 13 June 2021

Link to the Zoom forum video on YouTube 

Presentation slides – Referee forum

FINA Interpretation of Swimming Rules-17032021

BS – Determining Race Results_April 2014

BS Officials News 4 July 16 – Starting in the Water

SE guidance starting in the water

SE East Region Officials County Circulation List Application – Links for Regional Gala Officiating Opportunities and Official’s newsletters. Click here for the County circulations lists at the bottom of the officials page