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Administration Roles

Thank you for clicking on our Volunteering page - here you will find all the current Volunteering opportunities, both for general "admin" type roles and for swimming Officials.
 
The Club is run solely by Volunteers and, as a Club with a growing membership, more Volunteers are desperately needed to help spread the load and keep everything running smoothly.
 
Volunteers at who dedicate 10 hours per month or more of time to Altrincham Swimming Club, are given the opportunity to take up a free gym membership with Trafford Leisure.
 
If you are interested in helping the Club in any of the roles, or maybe have a talent that isn't covered in the opportunities, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we would be very grateful.
 

Last updated 8 January 2019
Job TitleDescriptionApprox average hours per week
GDPR Officer Maintaining the necessary GDPR records for all swimmers, Coaches, and Volunteers involved with the Club. 0.5-1
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Officials

Galas and Pointscores simply cannot be held without Officials!
 
Whilst we do have quite a few qualified Officials, we need many more - at all levels.
 
If you are interested in becoming a British Swimming Official, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
 
Last updated 04 December 2018
QualificationDetailsMinimum Age to Start Training
Timekeeper 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. 14
Judge Level 1 This is the first level of British qualification. It encompasses the role and duties of a Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns.

Candidates will be required to attend a "classroom" session to undertake some formal theory instruction and then go on to gain practical experience working on the poolside with a mentor over a number of sessions/galas. 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.
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Judge Level 2 This is the second level of qualification. It encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Starter.

Candidates must have already qualified as Judge Level 1. The training follows a similar format to that of Judge level 1 with formal instruction, mentored pool side training with workbook followed by a practical assessment.

When qualified, candidates will be attributed with the qualification Judge Level 2 on the British Swimming Database.
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Judge Level 2S Candidates wishing to qualify as a Starter will be required hold the Judge Level 2 qualification and have completed a minimum of 20 hours post qualification experience as Judge Level 2.

Training will consist of a prescribed number of practical experiences as a Starter before undertaking a formal practical assessment.

Successful candidates will be attributed with the Starter qualification: Judge Level 2S
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Referee The minimum age for training is 19 years, providing the candidate is aged 20 years as at 30 November in the year of the theory examination.

This course contains theoretical instruction and specified practical experiences. It is followed by a formal examination in November after which successful candidates take a final poolside practical assessment leading to qualification as a British Swimming Referee.

Several months have been allocated between registration and the formal examination to enable candidates to undertake all the practical experience required to complete the course as well as the theoretical instruction.

Application forms must be submitted by 31 December of the previous year to allow sufficient time for completion of training in preparation for the November examination.
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Latest News

The County Champs start this week and continue over three weekends.  It's a great achievement to be able to take part here and we're thrilled to report that we have an unprecedented 21 swimmers qualifying for this. Look out for updates on how our swimmers are performing and a huge good luck to all those taking part.

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Pointscore

The object of the Pointscore competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis under competition conditions. This will allow them to challenge for places in teams and prepare them for competition. They will be gaining experience of racing. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is open to all members of the club.

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