Request For Officials

The following provides information on the minimum officials required to run your meet,  as well as providing valuable training links for those wishing to become an official for your club.

To the right of this page you can click the link to request officials to run your meet.

Officials
Regional Officials
Upon approval to run your meet, the Swimming Gold Coast region will appoint a qualified Referee to your meet. In addition, a number of other officials will also attend – Starter, Judges of Strokes, and Inspectors of Turns.

Club Officials
In addition to region appointed officials, your club is required to fill the following officiating positions:

Control Room Supervisor
1 x Control Room Supervisor is required at minimum.

  • If you wish to train as an Control Room Supervisor, please contact another region club running a meet
    to shadow their supervisor, or contact the region to organize training.
Meet Manager Operator
1 x Meet Manager Operator is required at minimum.

  • If you wish to train as an operator, please contact another region club running a meet
    to shadow their operator, or contact the SGC region to organize training.
Time Recording Operator
1 x Time Recording Operator is required at minimum.

Clerk of Course (Marshal)

 

Announcer
Presentations Officer
1 x Presentations Officer is required at minimum.

If medals are to be awarded:

  • This official presents medals to medal winners, receiving the medal report from the Meet Manager operator and marking off who has received them
Runner
2 x Runners are required at minimum.

If medals are to be awarded:

  • This official is based at the meet control point and performs any and all duties required

Any volunteer within your club can become competent in the above positions, or continue and train to be an official and assist you in running your club meets. A good opportunity to build your volunteer’s skills is during club night swimming. For a general overview on how to learn to become an official click here.

Please contact the Region’s Chief Referee should you wish to discuss official roles and entering the officials training program

* The region will invoice your club a donation for technical officials at $1.50 per swimmer registered on your meet. If the meet is run over 2 days/nights, then an additional fee of $150.00 will be payable for the chief referee.
**The Region can appoint a Meet Manager Operator (operates the meet manager and timing computer applications) for you; however, an additional fee of $500.00 per day will apply. (refer to fees and changes section in the form to the RHS)
***The Region can appoint a Control Room Supervisor (oversees the running of the control room, including reviewing meet manager and timing equipment) for you; however, an additional fee of $150.00 will apply. (refer to fees and changes section in the form to the RHS)