Welcome to Pukekohe Swimming Club


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).

Pukekohe Swimming Club have the largest number of qualified swimming technical officials 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.

PSC Technical Officials Roles & Pathways - Reviewed Sept 2023

​​​​​​​Police Vetting

It is mandatory for all Technical Officials & 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.  ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Regional Qualifications

The Regional Technical Officials Qualification questions are below.  If you would like to achieve a regional qualification, contact our PSC Technical team who will glady assist you.   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. 

Swimming Waikato Technical Official Assessment Form

​​​​​​​Timekeepers Stopwatch Briefing

Timekeepers Questions for Timekeepers Qualification

Technical Officials Questions for Regional IOT Qualification

Technical Officials Questions for Regional Judge of Stroke Qualifications

Technical Officials Questions for Regional Starter Qualification

​Technical Officials ​​​​​​Questions for Regional Referee Qualification

Officials Rules and Guides

Swimming Waikato Technical Race Suits Policy - Reviewed 12 Feb 2023

World Aquatics Competition Regulations > 5th July 2023

World Aquatics Quick Reference Infraction Sheet 2023-2025 

Swimming NZ Technical Officials Guide

Swimming NZ - Disqualification Form

Swimming NZ Withdrawls & Protests Policy

​​​​​​​Protest Procedure

Referees Reminders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 assessor 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.