Technical Officials in Masters Swimming




Director of Technical Services: Lori Chaplin:


What is a technical official?

Masters Swimming Queensland is reliant on its volunteer officials to assist at all inter-club and state swim meets. Anyone can become a technical official.

A technical official can be any one of the following:

  • Timekeeper
  • Chief Timekeeper
  • Marshal/Check Starter/CoC
  • Inspector of Turns
  • Judge of Stroke
  • Starter
  • Event Referee
  • Meet Referee

Courses on any of the above are free. To become a fully qualified official, all ‘positions’ need to be completed. The time it takes is dependent on the person. The more you attend swim meets to fulfill the practical experience and accumulate the required hours, the sooner you achieve the complete qualification.

For more information on the courses, click on Technical to take you to the MSA website for technical course resources.