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Aged 14 to 17?

Interested in swimming?

Here's an opportunity you can't miss...

  • Swim Wales Young Officials Academy

The Swim Wales Young Officials Academy provides the opportunity for 14-17 year olds in Wales to develop their skills as a swimming official. Officials control all aspects of a competition and ensure that events are swum fairly and within the rules of FINA, the Fédération Internationale de Natation, the world governing body for the five aquatic disciplines of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.


  • Follow a programme of officiating training relevant to young people
  • Receive support from a mentor
  • Opportunities to volunteer at national, regional and local events
  • Some Young Officials represent Wales by volunteering at prestigious events
  • Opportunities to make friends and have fun
  • Get expenses reimbursed

How to get involved

You don't need any qualifications to apply for a place on the Swim Wales Young Officials Academy. Simply contact Leisa Forrest, Swim Wales Volunteer Co-ordinator.


  • Become a member of Swim Wales
  • Be at least 14 years old on the date training starts
  • Be under 18 years old for the duration of the training programme
  • Get a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check
  • Sign up to the Young Officials' Code of Conduct.