Each time that Viking swimmers attend a gala, the gala organisers require that parents/guardians provide assistance with the running of the gala. Typical duties include Timekeeper, Turn Judge, Referee and award distribution. As a result Swim Ireland require that parents attend training to become aware of the responsibilities of the roles.
Viking therefore need to have a quota of parents trained in each discipline in order to meet these requirements. Swim Ireland and Viking courses are scheduled throughout the year and parents are required to attend. Details of the dates and times will be published separately.