Welcome to the officials section of the website. Contained in these pages you will find all the information you need to learn about becoming a Technical Official on the poolside or outside as an Open Water Technical Official.

Links to all relevant documents can be found here. ASA technical rules, FINA rules and IPC swimming rules can be accessed through the links below.  In addition, you can access information on topics such as continuing professional development, officials licensing or additional qualifications.

Please click here for all relevant information about about Officials

If you wish to know more about Open Water Officiating then look at the Open Water section for more detailed information

To ensure you do not miss out on any forthcoming Officials news and information, click here to register for the Officials e-mail update. All you will need is your British Swimming registration number and an email address.

To view Officials newsletters go to the general resources section by clicking here.

FINA Rules
IPC Swimming Rules

For General Officials enquiries email

For North West Region enquiries email Helen Whittle - Regional Officials Co-Ordinator at