THE ROLE OF OUR OFFICIALS
Our Officials are a key part of our swimming community. Without Officials, swimming simply wouldn’t exist – and in the Waikato, we’re lucky to have some of New Zealand’s best. They call themselves a ‘family’ and they give up literally hours of their time each year to support the delivery of swim meets throughout the Waikato. Many of our officials’ children have long since left the sport, but they continue to take leave from their jobs and give up their weekends to help us deliver swimming events, understanding the importance of the role they play and enjoying giving back to the communities where they live.
OUR TECHNICAL PANEL
Our group of Officials are led by our Technical Panel who have been qualified Officials for many years and are hugely experienced with all things swimming. The Panel is chaired by Linda Bulman who is a great point of contact for any member of our swimming community who is is interested in supporting the delivery of swimming and becoming one of our family of technical officials. You can find out more about becoming a Swimming Waikato Technical Official here.
The Technical Panel has officials assigned to each club. They are the ‘go to’ person if you have any queries about the technical rules of swimming, or if your club has been allocated a meet to run (see the Swimming Waikato Calendar).
Gavin Ion – Cambridge, St Peters
Kathy McDowell – Coromandel, Mercury Bay, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata
Russell Strange – Ace, Matamata, Morrinsville
Liz Angew – Fairfield
Linda Bulman – Huntly, St Paul’s
Rachel Stubbs – Marlin, Otorohanga, Piopio, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti
Wendy Smith – Hillcrest, Putaruru, Tokoroa
OUR CURRENT TEAM OF OFFICIALS
You will have seen them on pool deck and we’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for the role they play in delivering swimming.
Ace Swimming Club –
Fairfield Swimming Club –
Hillcrest Swimming Club –
Huntly Swimming Club –
Matamata Swimming Club –
St Paul’s Swimming Club –
St Peter’s Swimming Club –
Te Awamutu Swimming Club –
Thames Swimming Club –
INFORMATION FOR OUR TECHNICAL OFFICIALS
For your information – we’ve included some links to information from the Swimming New Zealand website.
Other useful information is included below.