Officials are the people dressed in white that you see on poolside at all swimming galas. Without them galas can't function. They are crucially important to swimming both in your club and in clubs throughout the country. We have a constant requirement for swimmer's parents and older swimmers, to train as new officials. ASA licensed galas such as our club galas have a proscribed number of officials which need to be in attendance to meet the licensing conditions. Its only by attending these types are licensed galas that your children can achieve qualifying times for higher level meets, and for County, Regional and National level competitions. There is a constant demand for new officials because many leave the sport as there children move on to university or leave the club.
Timekeepers: Timekeepers are trained to take accurate times of races at licensed swimming galas.
Judge Level 1: A judge at level 1 is trained to carry out the following duties: Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper, 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 undertake Referee training.
Volunteers are the people who help behind the scenes and at galas to ensure the smooth running of the club, they are also an essential part of all swimming clubs. There is no formal training for most roles just a willingness to spare as much or as little time as you can or maybe you have a skill such as IT expertise of Fundraising skills that would benefit the club.
Poolside helpers (Safeguard Course and DBS check required): Helps to organise swimmers into correct heats during galas.
Results coordinator: Enters club gala times into a computer programme.
Gala Desk assistant: Collecting spectator entry money at club galas.
Committee members: Various roles available.
If you are interested in any of the above roles or can spare any time however small, please speak to one of our committee members for more details