Coach.Ben Negus
Time Keeper Training – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019
I am pleased to announce that we will have 2 training sessions in order for parents and swimmers to join the official’s team of COPs.
Both sessions will start at 9.30am in the Spinning Room at the Regional Pool. There are only 10 spaces per session so please email Nathan.griffin@sky.com in order to book your place. We will need to ensure you are registered with the ASA before you attend.
  • This is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers the practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment.
  • The minimum recommended age for candidates to undertake this training is 14 years, and all need to be registered members of a British Swimming affiliated club or member of the Institute of Swimming (IoS). 
Judge 1
New online training commences in January 2020 – Details to be confirmed by British Swimming
  • This is the first level of British qualification. It encompasses the role and duties of a Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns.
  • The minimum age to start training is 15 years. Candidates will be required to undertake some formal theory instruction and gain practical experience working on the poolside with a mentor. A course workbook is provided for completion after which there will be a practical assessment.
  • During the practical assessment, candidates will be required to answer questions orally. Upon qualification candidates will be attributed with the qualification Judge Level 1 on the British Swimming Database and will be encouraged to become a Licensed Official.
  • Swim England has announced changes to Swimming Judge Level 1 training from January 2020,  please read this document before you apply 
When you attend the training session please ensure you bring the following;
  • A print out of the BS Timekeeper Workbook
  • A pen
  • A clipboard
  • A stop watch
  • White T shirt / shorts and appropriate footwear
I am looking forward to seeing some of you next week.
Many thanks,
COPS Chairman