The best way to learn is to combine theory with practical experience gained at Club and County events. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in becoming an official and volunteers keen to support swimming and disability swimming events.
Download Referee Training Notes published by British Swimming - Swimming Officials Group.
The "Officiating Swimming - Competitive Strokes" videos below are the FINA approved tools used for a better understanding of officiating in Swimming. Through this video playlist FINA aims to uniform a pattern of interpretation and application of Swimming rules, thus raising the quality of officials.
Simply click on the top left in video menu link to select a video to view. We hope it helps increase your understanding but please note the videos were published by FINA prior to the FINA rules update in 2017.