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Swimming Rules


The New Zealand Swimming Rules have been developed with the Technical Advisory Committee.

New Zealand Swimming Rules (Pool) MAY 2019
New Zealand Open Water Swimming Rules PENDING
FINA Rules 2017- 2021 2017-2021


Technical Officials

Swimming competitions rely on Technical Officials to provide the support and technical information to allow a competition
to be held.

Technical Official roles at National level include Inspector of Turns, Starter and Referee, and there are full role descriptions in the Technical Official Guide.

These roles are important at local, regional and national competitions as well as international competitions.

Application forms and appointments to national competitions can be found here.

Technical Officials Guide


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Qualifications and Assessments


FINA Rules

For the most up to date FINA Rules

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Official's Reference Cards & Forms

Downloadable national competition template forms are available for use for local and regional competitions.

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