BECOME AN OFFICIAL
Officials are vital in facilitating the efficient and safe conduct of lifesaving competitions. From local carnivals to international Championships, pool lifesaving requires the assistance of volunteers and Officials with a wide range of skills, experience and abilities and most importantly - team work. There is bound to be a role for you!
Royal Life Saving offers three levels of Officials Accreditation, equipping volunteers with the knowledge and skills to assist and conduct events from amateur to elite competitions. Learn more about the Officials pathway below and how to become an Official:
Find out more about each level
Accreditation as a Foundation Official enables individuals to officiate at modified or amateur pool lifesaving events and competitions, or in non-technical roles. A Foundation Official has a fundamental understanding of pool lifesaving sport, rules and event guidelines associated with theirs (and an athlete’s) participation in pool lifesaving.
You must be an Accredited Foundation Official to commence being a Technical Official.
At this stage an official will develop and display a strong technical knowledge and capacity to supervise Pool Lifesaving events at local, state and national events.
You must be an Accredited Technical Official to commence being a Senior Official.
At this stage an official will perform management roles at state, national and international events and act as a leader and mentor for Foundation and Technical Officials.
Officiate at a National competition in a management or leadership role*, AND;
Present and assess Technical Officials course, OR;
Provide mentorship to a Foundation or Technical Official
Refer to the RLSSA Competition Handbook for Officials roles