Become immediately and immensely useful with this short online course.
Timekeeping is arguably the most important role at a meet. We owe it to our swimmers to record their times accurately so they are correctly recognised for their performance.
Ideal for absolute beginners. Complete in less than an hour, online here right now and free.
- Timekeeper and Chief Timekeeper accreditations
- Club, Area and State level meets
- Scratch & Handicap events
- Pool and open water
- Manual stopwatch, AOE/SAT, SAT and Dolphin timing systems
- High speed video timing systems
- National and International meets
- Video presentation mandatory (20 mins)
- SNSW Training notes optional
- Online multiple choice theory test mandatory (approximately 20 mins)
Successful candidates should print their certificate and take it to a meet for practical assessment and accreditation. This may require prior arrangement.
Less than an hour.
- None, although a basic familiarity with a swim meet from an audience perspective would be an advantage.
- You can access this course via a computer, tablet or smartphone. Headphones are recommended.
- Whilst we recommend that this short course is completed in one sitting, if necessary you can stop and return later.
- Certificates may be printed on an attached computer, or retrieved later for printing or saving.
Other things to know:
- Before working at a meet in NSW you must have Working With Children clearance. It is easy to apply for online here, valid for 5 years, and free for volunteers.
- Officials should be members of Swimming NSW. The non-swimmer category is recommended. Apply via your club registrar.
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