Forthcoming Events

Mentoring of Trainee Officials at the County Championships

To help us in the organisation of officials at County events, any trainee officials must register their interest in training by emailing mentoring@essexswimming.org with the following information

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Swimming Officials

A full record of Swimming Officials in the County (and their qualifications) is maintained by and is available, upon request fro the Hon. Sec. Officials committee. The records identify registered, licenced technical Officials eligible to officiate at all Regions, County and Open events.

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Latest ASA Information Concerning Licenced Meets

Please see the documents below for latest ASA requirements for the number of Technical Officials needed at Licensed Meets and for the Training of Officials at Licensed Meets:

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Safeguarding & Protecting Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Workshop Sunday 28th September, New Hall School, Chelmsford.

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Contemporary Issues & FINA Rules Update Courses

On 17th May 2014 two courses will be held at Merrymead House, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BG CPD Contemporary Issues @ 10am Fina Rules Update @ 1pm Please register interest with either Kay McGuire or Fred Gale

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Correct Procedure Regardng Officials Courses, Queries Etc.

It has become a concern of the Officials Committee that the correct protocol is not being followed when questions arise on matters relating to officials training, CPD courses and clarification regarding questions of interpretation etc.

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Swimwear Rules

The following statement has been issued by the ASA and British Swimming following the banning of certain swimsuits by FINA British Swimming and the ASA advise officials FINA bylaw BL 8.1 only applies to Olympic Games and FINA events. There is no requirement for officials to check that costumes are on the approved FINA list. Bylaws BL 8.2 and BL 8.3 cover our requirement for design and material. A suit check will only be made if a World or European record is being claimed.

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