All swimming clubs need to have officials. Without them, it is very hard to host licensed galas. This has impact for not only the swimmers at DOSC who want to post times that are accepted by the higher levels of competition in Swim England, but also for the revenue of the club.

The swimming community rely on  volunteer officials to help run galas smoothly according to Swim England regulations.

Officials range from Timekeepers, through to Referees, with many different roles and levels of training required.

If you would like to learn more about becoming an official, please use the link below to find out more:

DOSC Officials Information

You can also find out more details on the Swim England website here:

Swim England Officials Information

If you are ready to take the first step towards becoming an official or are already qualified and want to help, please as a first step contact our officials coordinator at:, or if you have any general questions, you can also approach the DOSC committee or coaches and they can point you in the right direction or answer any questions you have.