Technical Swimming Committee
Duties and Responsibilities
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(a) The functions of the technical swimming committee shall be to:
(i) advise Management on all matters related to the technical rules of swimming as issued by FINA and SAL, and
ensure the rules are disseminated and applied uniformly throughout New South Wales;
(ii) advise Management on all matters related to the technical open water rules of swimming as issued
by FINA and SAL, and ensure the rules are disseminated and applied uniformly
throughout New South Wales;
(iii) deliver key outcomes that relate to officiating in the Swimming NSW Strategic Plan;
(iv) implementation of the National Officiating Framework in NSW
a. Development of NSW training aids, tools and resources as necessary to align with and implement the
national programs for the education, assessment and accreditation of technical officials
b. Development and implement pathways for Swimming NSW officials
c. Assess technical officials’ performance
d. Encourage and foster Swimming NSW Technical Official nominations to
Technical Committees at all levels;
(v) develop and implement new strategies to attract and retain technical officials in the sport of swimming;
(vi) roster qualified technical officials for all Company swimming meets;
(vii) where appropriate, submit to the Chief Executive Officer recommendations for rule changes
for consideration by the Company, SAL and FINA;
(viii) develop and review the protocols and procedures in conjunction with the Swimming NSW
Events Officer for the conduct of Company swimming meets to ensure best practice presentation of these
(ix) development of a succession plan to ensure that Swimming NSW maintains representation on the FINA
(x) sourcing of information from and provide feedback to SAL, other State Technical Committees
and Area Technical Swimming Committees;
(xi) organise and implement Chief Executive Officer authorised forums, seminars and workshops for the
dissemination of information regarding rules and procedures for the conduct of Company meets;
(xii) any other matters referred to the Committee by the Chief Executive Officer;
(xiii) generally comply with the provisions of By-Law 16.
(b) The membership of the technical swimming committee shall be:
(i) six (6) suitably qualified Individual Members appointed by the Chief Executive Officer;
(ii) to ensure rotational terms, three (3) members of the Committee shall retire each year,
but will be available for re-appointment; and
(iii) a staff member who shall provide secretarial support for the technical swimming committee;
(iv) with the exception of the staff member all members of the technical swimming committee must be accredited
SAL swimming referees.
(c) The Chief Executive Officer will appoint a chair.
(d) Each other member with the exception of the staff member shall have one (1) vote.
(e) The operation of the technical swimming committee shall be as agreed by the
technical swimming committee members from time to time.
• Graeme Field (Chair)
• John Hart
• Chris Hayes
• John Rohloff
• John Williams
• Bill Ford
Secretarial support is provided by Swimming NSW Operations Coordinator, Josh Karp. A swim meet needs a lot of officials and being an official is an excellent way of supporting your children in their favourite sport. The Company conducts a comprehensive course of lectures in all technical aspects of swimming. New officials are constantly in demand and you can help!! If you wish to qualify as a Technical Official or gain extra qualifications ask your Club or refer to your Area ATSC. Every year SNSW holds a Technical Officials Forum where you can update your knowledge. For more information on Technical Officials, please navigate to the Officials / Volunteers menu.