Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region


Swimming events could not run without the help of volunteers, either ‘officials’ or many other roles.

London Swimming needs many officials to run its events. If you are interested in helping please drop an email, advising at what level you are qualified, to Kay Grimshaw, our officials organiser at kayfred@btinternet.com

If you are qualified, but not licensed, and you support our events, we will fund your licensing. If you are not qualified, but wish to help in the many support roles, again please let her know.

Becoming an official allows you to get involved in swimming competitions at a close and personal level. It is much more enjoyable than sitting on a hot balcony!

All swimming galas need officials for them to run so it is a very important role.

Typically an official will start work at their local club, usually starting as a time keeper. From there they can start to become qualified, working their way via courses and gala experience from J1, J2, J2S and ultimately on to being a qualified referee. We can provide advice on the best way to proceed.

Officials contacts in London

London Region Regional Swimming Officials Coordinator (who is the Representative for LR on the Swim England Swimming Officials Group committee- SOG)Ralph Shortland hs.officer@londonswimming.orgy
County Coordinator for clubs in Surrey that are affiliated to London RegionDiane Gamble dianegamble43@gmail.com
County Coordinator for clubs in Kent that are affiliated to London RegionJohn Burdett johnburdett68@gmail.com
County Coordinator for clubs in Essex that are affiliated to London RegionLisa Richards lisarichards597@aol.com
County Coordinator for clubs in Middlesex that are affiliated to London RegionRalph Shortland lhs.officer@londonswimming.org