Swimming Technical Officials (STOs) are a central part of every swimming event and they play an important role in ensuring that the events run smoothly, safely and within the sport’s regulations. For more information on how to become an STO visit the ASA website

STOs are dressed in white and at LSC we refer to them as White Shirts. To run our series of meets licensed by the ASA we require:

  • Timekeepers x 20
  • Judges (Levels J1T & J1) x 10
  • Judges (Levels J2) x 5
  • Starters (Levels J2S)  x 2
  • Referee x 1

We also require three Automatic Officiating Equipment (AOE) Operators who are the link between our White Shirt and Blue Shirt teams.

If our meets are not accredited swimmers will not achieve accredited times which will put off other clubs paying to enter our meets. These payments help to fund the club and so subsidise our membership fees. We would therefore request that at least one parent from each family be qualified as a STO official.

We would also be grateful if anyone attending our meets who is a qualified official and is willing to offer their services could contact our Meet Manager.

Refreshments are offered to all who officiate at our meets at the start and at breaks between sessions, plus you will receive a small token of appreciation from Littlehampton Swimming Club


The first step on the STO ladder is to become a Timekeeper. Timekeeper training takes place periodically, organised by our referee, Mark Savill. The course only takes 3 hours to complete. Once the assessment is successfully completed you can officiate on the poolside at any of our Internal Club Galas.