TECHNICAL OFFICIALS - FORMS and GUIDES

Pukekohe Swimming Club have the largest number of qualified swimming technical officials in Counties-Manukau and are often called upon to officiate at regional and national meets.  Our officials also give back to the wider community  by volunteering their time to officiate at Special Olympics swim meets for intellectually impaired swimmers.

At Pukekohe Swimming Club we strongly encourage parents of siwmmers to train to be a timekeeper at swim meets, especially club nights.  Without your help we would be unable to run our club nights.  Once you have qualified as a timekeeper, it is possible to train as an IOT (Inspector of Turns) - again, without parents acting in this capacity, we would not be able to run any Swimming New Zealand ratified meets.  Should you wish to further your qualifications, Pukekohe Swimming Club will assist you in becoming a regionally qualified Starter, Judge of Stroke and Referee.  All nationally qualified officials from Pukekohe Swimming Club, started out as timekeepers, many of which are still assisting our club today, long after their own children have finished swimming.  Please find below technical resources for Swimming NZ and FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation).

It is mandatory for all technical officials poolside at regional and national competitions to be police vetted by Swimming New Zealand.  Vetting can take up to 5 weeks to be approved by the NZ Police.  You will need to be registered on the SNZ database and know your member number to apply.  If you are unsure if you are registered or have forgotten your SNZ member number please contact PSC club database administrator. 

To apply for police vetting, visit > SNZ website Police Vetting Policy, Vetting Request & Consent Form.  


TEAM MANAGER GUIDELINES

It is mandatory for all team managers poolside at regional and national  competitions to be police vetted by Swimming New Zealand.  Vetting can take up to 5 weeks to be approved by the NZ Police.  You will need to be registered on the SNZ database and know your member number to apply.  If you are unsure if you are registered or have forgotten your SNZ member number please contact PSC club database administrator. 

To apply for police vetting, visit > SNZ website Police Vetting Policy, Vetting Request & Consent Form.


RULES and OFFICIALS GUIDES

PSC Technical Officials Roles & Pathways

Swimming NZ Technical Officials Guide

NZ Swimming Rules (Pool)

NZ Swimming Rules (Open Water)

FINA Swim Rules 2017-2021


Officials Reference Cards

Swimming NZ - Pocket Size Rules Card (Nov 2017)

Swimmng NZ - Quick Reference Infraction Card (Nov 2017)


Officials Forms

Swimming NZ - Disqualification Form

Referees Reminders

Protest Procedure

Swimming NZ Withdrawls & Protests Policy


Regional Qualifications

Swimming New Zealand has developed Regional Technical Officials Qualifications for Inspector of Turns, Referees and Starters, to establish consistency across all regions in New Zealand. 

If you would like to achieve a regional qualification, contact our PSC Technical team who will glady assist you. 

The Regional Technical Officials Qualification questions are below. 

Officials Assessment Application Form

Timekeepers Briefing Notes - SCM

Questions for Timekeepers - SCM

Questions for Regional IOT Qualification

Questions for Regional Starter Qualification

Questions for Regional Judge of Stroke Qualifications

​​​​​​​Questions for Regional Referee Qualification



​​​​​​​National Technical Qualification - Eligibility Criteria          

The following are the current requirement for national qualifications:

Inspector of Turns - Regionally qualified and completed 5 region or sanctioned meets as an IOT.

Starter - Regionally qualified and completed minimum of 5 region or sanctioned meets as a starter.

Referee - Regionally qualified and completed a minimum 5 centre/region meets as a Referee.To sit the National Referees examination the candidate must have passed the National IOT and National Starter qualifications and held the most recent one for minimum of six months.If a candidate is considered suitable and ready to sit an examination a lesser number of meets or period could be accepted by the SNZ TAC for that region.

Chief Referee Open Water - To sit the National Chief Referee Open Water examination, it is preferred that the candidate has worked on three Open Water appointments (with one position being on a boat).  Consideration will be given to those who have worked on two events,  and will be at the discretion of the accessor at the time. This is a theoritical examination and not a practical examination.​​​​​​​​​​​​

If you would like to achieve a national qualification, contact our PSC Technical team who will glady assist you.