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General resources for Officials

Below you will find a range of resources for swimming officials, from general announcements to regular newsletters. To download them simply click on the link provided. And remember to bookmark the page as it will be changing regularly.


Following publication of the FINA Rules 2013-2017 the British Swimming Officials Group has updated the guidance for determination of Race Results. Click here to download the guidance document.

The changes to the guidance for determination of time where there is no time available (a Referee's Decision) will be implemented with effect from 1 May 2014. It is expected that all officials who undertake the role of Referee will make themselves familiar with the new process prior to this date by working through the 2014 Race Results Workbook which can be found here.

British Swimming Officials Group

4 April 2014

Officials' Newsletters

General Resources

  • Click here to download the open water disqualification reporting form.
  • ASA Swimming Competition calendar. Click here to download. This contains events planned for 2013-2016. Given the long-term nature of the calendar some of the event details are still to be confirmed (TBC) and so the document is open to regular revision.
  • IPC Swimming Technical Officials' Operating Manual. Click here to download. This manual is to assist Technical Officials in regard to officiating when athletes with impairments are competing.
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