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Timekeeper

Prerequisites: The minimum age is 14 years and all candidates must be a current member of Swim England.

Becoming a Timekeeper is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. The course covers the practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment.
The individual course costs £5 per person and undertaken by following the individual online module https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3847. Once you have completed the online learning, you will need to download your e-certificate and contact your Club to help arrange your practical session.
The theory can also be studied as part of a prearranged group session. Group sessions must be arranged through the officials coordinator Jill Beard email beardfamilyuk@icloud.com.  A tutor will be arranged and the course must be paid for before delivery.
Club officials coordinators may request a club timekeeper course for up to fifteen members at a cost of £5 per candidate, with a minimum fee of £25 per course, by contacting Jill Beard, Dorset Officials Training and Development Coordinator  beardfamilyuk@icloud.com
The practical session is the same for either course and timekeeper status is conferred once authenticated evidence of the satisfactory practical is uploaded by the candidate to their personal Swim England membership record.
NOTE: Group Theory sessions may be delivered by ZOOM

 

Judge One

Prerequisites: The minimum age is 15 years and candidates must be a current member of Swim England.

The online component of Judge One training continues to be delivered exclusively by online learning; this mode of training  began in January 2020 after the successful pilot in 2019. The Swim England SWR pays the £20 fee per candidate for this course, which covers the online training and subsequent licence fee to register as a Judge Level One. The online theory has to be followed up with at least 15 hours of poolside mentored practice before the pass at Judge One is ratified.
Registration is done by the individual candidate once they have created their own online learning account with the Institute of Swimming. The Scheme is managed for the Swim England SWR by Jill Beard who is also the Dorset County Officials Training and Development Coordinator. For details on how to register for the full J1 course click here Enrolling for J1 online (SESWR)
In June 2021, this was followed by the introduction of a shortened version of the course for candidates who have either undertaken the Online Timekeeper course introduced during the pandemic or successfully attended a group Timekeeper course held since May 2021, and again funding the £15 per head cost for eligible candidates. For details of how to register for the shortened J1 course click here Enrolling for J1 online without timekeeper (SESWR)
This is a rolling programme where an individual can commence learning at a time convenient to them. On completing the online learning, all candidates will be supported by a locally appointed Referee to guide candidates through the practical phase as opportunities become available. Please only register for this generously funded training if you are committed to completing all elements.
Questions about this qualification to Jill Beard beardfamilyuk@icloud.com. Registration requests must be made by the individual candidate to SWofficialsJ1online@gmail.com by including name, club, membership number and the email address used to create the IOS learning account.
NOTE: The practical element is currently affected by the Covid pandemic restrictions.

 

Judge Two

Prerequisites: The minimum age is 16 years and candidates should be a qualified Judge One with a current membership of Swim England and at least 15 hours of post qualification poolside practice. The course fee is paid by the South West Region.

The course fee for Judge Two training is paid by Swim England SWR. The method of training has changed with the theory part of the training now being delivered by Zoom session. This will be followed by mentored practical work at suitable competitions.
For questions about this qualification and to discuss registration, email Jill Beard on beardfamilyuk@icloud.com.
NOTE: The practical element is currently affected by the Covid pandemic restrictions.

 

Judge 2 Starter

Prerequisites: Qualified as Judge Two with a current membership of Swim England and at least 20 hours of poolside experience working as a Judge Level 2.

The theory part of Judge Two Starter training will be delivered by Zoom session. This will be followed by mentored practical work at suitable competitions. To register interest for this qualification, email Jill Beard on beardfamilyuk@icloud.com.
NOTE: The practical element is currently affected by the Covid pandemic restrictions.