Ryde

Swimming Club

Officiating

The officials required to run licenced meets are:

  • Timekeepers
  • Judges (Level 1)
  • Judges (Level 2)
  • Judges (Level 2S - Starters)
  • Referees

 

TIMEKEEPER

This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of officiating and help with the running of meets. The training is very short and covers some basic theory followed by a practical assessment. There is no need to worry about this, as it is very supported - it is all about helping you become part of the team.

 

REMEMBER WE NEED YOU!

 

We are required to send officials to every club attended meet. Therefore, by building our team of officials we can not only fulfill this requirement but spread the work load, which means your commitment can be as little or as much as you can offer.

 

Perks of the role are:

  • No more paying to watch your children swim!
  • On poolside, close to the action - best seat in the house!
  • Be part of the team!

 

NB. Minimum age for this training is 14.

 

Click here for the Timekeeper Workbook

 

For some, this may be as far as you want to take your training but for others you may wish to go on to become a Judge Level 1 (the first level of British qualification) and so on. The following briefly outlines these roles and what is required:

 

JUDGE LEVEL 1

This encompasses the role of Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns. Please note the following:

  • Minimum age for this training is 15
  • Some formal theory instruction
  • Practical experience poolside with a mentor
  • Completion of course workbook
  • Practical assessment

 

Click here for the Judge Level 1 Workbook

 

JUDGE LEVEL 2

This encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Starter. Please note the following:

 

  • Minimum age for this training is 16
  • Some formal theory instruction
  • Mentored poolside training
  • Completion of course workbook
  • Practical assessment

 

Click here for the Judge Level 2 & Judge Level 2(S) Workbook

 

JUDGE LEVEL 2(S) STARTER

To be a starter you have to:

  • Hold a Judge Level 2 qualification
  • Complete at least 20 hours post qualification experiences as Judge Level 2

 

Training involves a prescribed amount of practical experiences as a Starter before undertaking a formal practical assessment.

 

Click for the Judge Level 2 & Judge Level 2(S) Workbook

 

REFEREE

The minimum age for this training is 19 years providing the candidate is aged 20 years as at 30 November in the year of the theory examination.

 

The course contains:

  • Theoretical instruction
  • Specified practical experiences
  • Formal examination in November
  • Final poolside practical assessment after the formal examination

 

Click here for the British Swimming Referee Training Notes

Click here for the Referee's Race Results Workbook

 

For your information:

  1. Click here for the ASA Criteria for Training Officials at Licensed Meets
  2. Click here for the ASA Open Meet Licensing Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

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