We need more officials – it’s that simple. We need to give our current team of officials the opportunity to develop their officiating knowledge, and have a break during some of our swim meets. And we need to ensure some sustainability in this area going forward.
In an endevour to grow our team of officials, we have implemented a minimum ratio of one official for every four competitive swimmers at each club.
We’re sure you can work out if your club has the minimum number of officials required based on this ratio and if not, please consider giving it a go at one of our upcoming meets. You’ll be making a huge difference to the hundreds of young people in the Waikato who have chosen swimming as their sport.
And here’s a fun fact – at one of our recent swim meets, one of our Judges of Stroke walked 9.6kms, so it’s a great form of exercise too !