Technical Officials

Please find below relevant forms, information and links to FINA and Swimming New Zealand Regulations




New Zealand Swimming Rules_2020 - MAY2020.pdf



Swimming New Zealand Technical Officials Guide (May 2016)



FINA Regulations 2017-2021



Referees Notes



FINA A6 Rules Card



A4 Reference Card



Rules card by stroke A6




New Zealand Open Water Swimming Rules_2019.pdf






Disqualification Form


Penalty Form 


Protest Form


Withdrawal Form


Relay Entry Form



Meet Approval Form




Technical Officials Qualifications


At Swim Rotorua we strongly encourage parents of swimmers to train to be a timekeeper at swim meets. Without your help we would be unable to run any meets at all. Once you have qualified as a timekeeper it is possible to train as an Inspector of Turns (IOT) - again without parents acting in this capacity we would not be able to run any Swimming New Zealand sanctioned swim meets. If you are interested, please contact


Should you wish to take things further, then Swimming Bay of Plenty will be happy to help you in your pathway to becoming a regionally qualified Starter, Judge of Strokes and finally a Referee.

All the Nationally qualified officials in Swim Rotorua started out as timekeepers.


Questions for Regional IOT Qualification


Questions for Regional Starter Qualification


Questions for Regional Judge of Strokes Qualification


Questions for Regional Referee Qualification