Thirty six individuals representing twenty six countries were chosen to officiate at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. Spain, the host country, has the largest number of officials. They have eight judges and one starter. The United States and Japan both have two officials.
Eguchi Kazumi of Japan and Vincens Sole of Spain will be the two starters.
Michael Poropat of the United States will be the meet announcer. Poropat is the voice of USA Swimming and has been for several years. He was the announcer at the 2013 World Championship Trails in Indianapolis, IN.
The other American official is Jay Thomas. A recipient of the Glen S. Hummer award, Thomas has officiated at FINA World Swimming Championships, national open water championships, local open water, and local pool events. He has served on the USA Swimming Rules Committee and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Board as well as develops, trains and certifies open water swimming officials.
|New Zealand||Matt Meehan||Judge|
|Papau New Guinea||Pini Sarenah||Judge|
|Puerto Rico||José de Jesus||Judge|
|South Africa||Brenda Smit||Judge|
|Uganda||Peter S. Mugisha||Judge|
|Spain||Paz Belenguer||National Judge|
|Spain||Rosario Lopez||National Judge|
|Spain||Begona Villares||National Judge|
|Spain||Marta Sole||National Judge|
|Spain||Elena Sanchez||National Judge|
|Spain||Alfonso Wucherpfennig||National Judge|
|Spain||Marta Beneito||National Judge|
|Spain||Manuel Real||National Judge|