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 East District Technical Officials Workshop

The following workshop will be held at the Cupar ASC club house at Cupar Sports Centre, Carslogie Road, Cupar, KY15 4HY.

Judge 2 Initial Workshop

This is the second level of qualification. It encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging Finish and the theoretical role and duties of Stroke Judge.

The minimum age to start training is 16 years and candidates should have undertaken their J1 second workshop.

Please download workbook from

https://www.britishswimming.org/documents/1302/Judge_2__J2S_Workbook_v5_-_Candidates_Copy.pdf

 

7.00pm, Tuesday 18 June 2018

 

tutor; Ralph Payne, Fife STO coordinator

 

If you require further information or to register interest in attending contact Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


AOE Operator training

Got a technical mind?

Like problem solving?

Looking to get a little more involved?

Then working behind the scenes may be for you. You would be part of the team that ensures the times of all competitors are received correctly.

Volunteers for this role require a range of technical knowledge and have preferably a good understanding of the swimming discipline, IT and strong problem-solving skills are an advantage to these roles.

We are currently seeking volunteers who would like to undertake training as AOE operators and on successful completion of which candidates will have

·         Knowledge of the components and functions of the AOE system in order to assist in fault-finding during operation and start up.

·         Knowledge of all connections necessary for the successful operation of the equipment with the ability to set up the equipment and, dismantle, dry and store appropriately at the end of the gala.

·         Demonstrate an understanding of the FINA rules regarding the use of AOE equipment.

·         Be able to download information from the Meet Management and set up a session when standing alone (operating without Meet Management).

All applicants for training and assessment as AOE operators must have:

Ø  Completed a Timekeeper course and all related poolside duties

Ø  Be conversant with the operation of a PC under a Windows environment

It is desirable that the applicant is a Recorder or willing to undertake Recorder training during the AOE practical training period

Initial familiarisations sessions will be available at our designated training venue the Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans, to prospective applicants by prior arrangement only. These will encompass the installation and removal of the system along with its operation. Most of the practical training sessions will also be held at the Mercat Gait Centre.

The role requires volunteers to be able to;

*        Attend at least 1 hour before warm up and remain 1 hour after the conclusion of a meet.

*        Undertake manual handling of equipment into and out of the pool along with fitting cabling and equipment.

If you are interested please contact Alistair Shields, East District STO convenor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to arrange a familiarisation session where the training programme will be explained.

 


 

Details of future events will appear here.

 

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Workbooks

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STO Convenor Alistair Shields This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Timekeeper and Judge etc Workbooks available at

https://www.scottishswimming.com/clubs/volunteers/officials/swimming-technical-officials/course-info.aspx

 

Referee Training workbooks available

https://www.britishswimming.org/browse-sport/swimming/officials/officials-qualifications-training/

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Committee

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Convenor Mr Alistair Shields 01620 825319 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member Mr John Sluman East & Mid Lothian 0131 665 3650 
Member Mrs Jan Harvey West Lothian 01501 741888
Member Sally Swinney Borders   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member  Mrs Joanna Maguire Edinburgh & Referees 0131 551 5458  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member Mr Ralph Payne Fife & AOE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Executive Member Mr Tony Dane  01506 490885  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Member Mr Colin Kennedy Minute Secretary
Member Mrs Susan Liddle Database Administrator 07989 114482
Member Dr Andrew McRoberts Past Convenor & Edinburgh

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Equipment Hire Mrs Jo Maquire  Equipment Hire Form 2017

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Secretaries and Gala Convenors -

Should Technical advice be required or to arrange STO training please first contact a member covering your Region or the Committee's convenor.

 

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Swimming Technical Officials – About Us


Swimming Technical officials (STOs) are a central part of every swimming event and play an important role in ensuring the events run smoothly, safely and within the sport's regulations. A number of roles exist within officiating, including timekeeper, recorder, Judge 1, Judge 2, Judge 2S, Referee and Automatic Officiating Equipment (AOE) Operator.

There are already hundreds of STOs across the country and with the sport continuing to grow, there are lots more opportunities to get involved.

How do you become a Swimming Technical Official?

If you are aged 14 years or over, with an interest in swimming - or the enthusiasm to learn! - then you have taken the first step to becoming a Swimming Technical Official.

Firstly, you must be a member of Scottish Swimming so you are insured for your activity on poolside. If you are not already a member of a club, click here for details of your nearest club.

The first step on the ladder of officiating is to become a Timekeeper. Your Club Secretary can organise a Timekeeper Assessment through your District STO Convenor. This requires eight people and consists of a lecture followed by practical experience/assessment of timekeeping on the poolside.

Once the assessment is successfully completed you can officiate on the poolside at any event.

Once you have reached the age of 16 then you are eligible to become a Judge 1. This again involves you applying to your District STO Convenor who will advise you of a course start date which will include workshop dates. Material for the course is in the form of a workbook and your Course leader will advise you how this is obtained. The course is in the form of workshops and practical training on poolside with a mentor only with no examination at the end of the course just a final assessment. Judge 1 qualifies you to be a Timekeeper and be a Turn Judge.

Once you have completed this you are then eligible to continue to Judge 2 which is completed in the same manner. Judge 2 qualifies you to Judge stroke and finish.

Once you have completed this you are then eligible to continue to Judge 2S (Starter) which is completed in the same manner. Judge 2S qualifies you to start.

The Referee is the next step in the progress and you will be eligible once you are a certificated Starter and have 12 months experience in this role. You may apply at 19 years of age but must be 20 years old on or before examination in November. Training takes almost 1 year and at the end there is a written examination and a final assessment before you are certificated as a Referee.

Your qualifications achieved will allow you to officiate at events throughout Scotland, England and Wales as the courses are the same in all of the home countries.

Training is also available for a Recorder Examination and for AOE Operator which is by assessment. If you would like to find out more information about becoming a swimming technical official, please contact a member of the District’s STO committee.