Technical Officials, along with other volunteers, are the backbone of swimming competitions everywhere! If you are considering become a Technical Official – welcome! Below we’ve answers some of the frequently asked questions we get about becoming a Technical Official.
If you’re in officiating at your club, head over to our Become a Technical Official page.
- What is a Technical Official (TO)?
- Why Become a Technical Official?
- Are there any perks for Technical Officials?
- Free event entry and parking
- Free event program
- Lunch, snacks and drinks
- Small per diem to help alleviate travel expenses
- Recognition, travel and development opportunities
- Who can become a Technical Official?
- How do I get started and become a Technical Official?
All the amazing volunteers you can see out on pool deck and in the control room, during a swim meet, are called Technical Officials or TO’s for short. There are various roles that Technical Officials may fill at a swim meet.
You can read all about these on our What is a Technical Official page.
Becoming a technical official is a rewarding experience and also an excellent way to contribute to the swimming community, spend time with your children, create great friendships and gain professional development.
Plus, it’s easy to get started – head over to our Become a Technical Official page to start your journey in officiating!
Technical officials across all different levels of competition usually have access to many perks at a swim meet. For example, at Queensland State meets the below are just some of the great perks:
Anyone can become a Technical Official – you don’t need any special skills to begin your technical official journey. New technical officials are always welcome! If you’re interested, head over to our Become a Technical Official page.
The first step to becoming a Technical Official is to complete the General Principles of Officiating module.
Once you’ve completed this module, you can go on to complete any of the different 16 technical official training modules and practical assessments as required, depending on your chosen interest. You can understand each role on our What is a Technical Official page and access each of the course details on our Become a Technical Official page.