How Do I Sign Up to be an Official
First of all become a CoCSC club member by contacting the club Membership Secretary email@example.com. Membership is free to those willing to train as an official. You have saved £10 a year already!
When you have filled in and returned the membership form and think you would like to train as an official the next thing to do is fill in an application form! This can be downloaded from the ASA website by clicking the following link: Officials Registration Form .
The completed form should be passed to the clubs Officals Coordinator Mark Titman who will then advise on the next steps. You can email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Role of Officials
There are 2 basic levels or roles:
Judge Level 1: A Judge at Level 1 is trained to carry out the following duties: Timekeeper, Chief Timekeper, Inspector of Turns Chief Inspector of Turns, Relay Take-off Judge
Judge Level 2: A Judge at Level 2 is trained to carry out the following duties: Judge of Stroke, Finish Judge and Chief Finish Judge. Training as a Starter can be incorporated as an additional skill to achieve the Judge Level 2(S) qualification. J2(S)is a pre-requisite to undertaking Referee training.
How Does the Training Work
The training for J1 Level takes place over the course of the swimming season from September to July. The training is workbook based and there will be a couple of classroom sessions which will normally be at Parkside, and practical sessions on poolside during galas where you will be mentored.
We should emphasis there is no cost involved to the individual. The club pays the ASA a small fee for your training.
Benefits of Becoming an Official