OFFICIALS COURSE LEVEL 1
Leinster Swimming have set out requirements for each club in the region to have qualified officials by the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. This is to ensure that at club, regional and national competitions a high standard of officiating is in place for our swimmers. If our club does not meet this requirement we will not be permitted to enter our swimmers in regional competitions next season.
The club will need parents/guardians to attend courses to train as timekeepers and turn judges, depending on the level of competition your child competes at. Please note attendance at this training does not mean you will be expected to cover more duties at competitions, it will ensure you have a better understanding of the role you are filling.
It is the intention of Leinster Swimming that from the start of the 2018/2019 season all officials will be trained for the role that they are fulfilling. As a result and to ensure that duties are fairly distributed across members the club shall require a parent/guardian to be trained for all swimmers that are entering any regional or national competition.
Note that this requirement will not apply to competitions hosted by other clubs as the officials are provided by the host club.
Parents/guardians of swimmers who compete in ANY regional competition will need to attend the level 1 officials course for timekeeping.
In addition parents/guardians of swimmers who compete at regional qualifying competitions and above will need to attend the level 2 officials course for turn judge. If you have previously attended a level 1 course you can progress directly to the level 2 course.
Members entering their first gala are typically not rostered and can enter a regional competition prior to attending the level 1 training course.
For convenience we have arranged to run a level 1 Officials course At Templeogue College Swimming Pool on Saturday 24 February 2018 from 17:30 to 19:00 to coincide with the 2B/3rd squad training session. Please note that places will be limited.
Further courses are being run by Swim Ireland and shall be posted as events on the club web site.
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