Officials Officials are essential to the successful operation of all our aquatic Disciplines in Scotland. Technical officials are a central part of every event and play an important role in ensuring the events run smoothly, safely and within the sport's regulations. Without the support of dedicated individuals as officials who give up their time for free, events simply would just not happen. If you would like to learn a new skill and meet new people then officiating could be for you! We have information in this section on how to become Swimming Technical Officials and Open Water Technical Officials.