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Somerset ASA Officials are co-ordinated by Graham Cockill who also chairs the Officials Panel and was our President in 2012. 

ASA SW Region would again like to request help from our officials to run their events in 2017 and also other events at which the Region is asked to provide officials. This year the Para Swimming CPD ran before the event on 12 March 2017 with lunch provided for everyone to gain experience at the gala in the afternoon. 

Download the Notice from Lynne Elliott, Secretary SW Region Officials Committee and advise her which sessions / CPD you can attend.

Recently the Officials Exam Framework changed to allow for more practical and assessment based awards.  A licensing system has also been introduced, something that since 2012 has been required for all officials at our County Swimming Championships.

View Training Notes for those undertaking study towards the British Swimming Referee qualification.

Officials are not only required around the pool but for Open Water events. ASA SW Region are running a development coursefor new open water officials during the 2017 season:

  • Saturday 27 May – Wells Leisure Centre : classroom workshop sessions
  • Saturday 3 June — Weymouth : practical sessions on beach and boat.

following which there will be opportunities to officiate at the SW Region and Somerset Open Water Championships on Saturday 24 June 2017 at Preston Beach, Weymouth.. View course details,

To receive e-mail updates from British Swimming Officials click here.

For a link to past Swimming Officials news letters and other information available nationally in relation to courses and examinations click here.

Officials are also required in Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming. County Technical Secretaries for all disciplines would also be delighted to hear from volunteers who wish to help officiate. Our Disability Swimming Co-ordinator would also be pleased to hear from anyone interested in becoming an official at Disability Events.