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During the Covid-19 pandemic, Swim England facilitated the return to swimming competition by temporarily reducing the number of technical officials required at each licence level. At the same time, the level of qualification to perform certain officiating roles at some license levels was also temporarily relaxed.
This period of relaxed requirements expired on 10th March 2022, in readiness for the start of the National qualifying window. From 11th March 2022, the minimum number of technical officials and the required qualifications will revert to the pre-pandemic situation. It should be noted that, in late 2018, these numbers were themselves reviewed and reduced and consequently, the minimum requirements are not considered to constitute a significant increase in expectation over those in place during the pandemic.