Officials Education

FT9C1734

Becoming a Swim Ireland Official

Level One Course: Introduction to Officiating – Timekeeper

The purpose of the Level 1 course is as an introduction to officiating and an understanding of the Swim Ireland Officials structure. It provides for an understanding of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Timekeeper, the associated operating procedures and covers FINA Rule SW 2.9, along with other duties for working at swimming competitions.

Qualifies you to fulfill the role of Timekeeper at all levels up to and including National Championships

Level Two Course: Judge

The purpose of the Level 2 course is to understand the Roles and Responsibilities of a Judge. It covers the FINA Rules SW 2.6 and 2.7 relating to the Inspector of Turns and Judges of Stroke respectively. Each of the strokes – Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle & Medley Swimming are covered in detail, along with the reporting of stroke violations to the Referee.

Qualifies you to fulfill the role of Turn Judge and Stroke Judge at all levels up to and including National Championships

Level Three Course: Referee (through an Officials School) 

Qualifies you to fulfill the role of Referee at all levels up to and including National Championships