Listed below are the names and roles of the current technical officials for Peakhurst Swim Club.
|Thana Sathapanasethe||Chief Timekeeper|
The Officials – What Do They Do?
Time Keepers Use either watches or automatic timers, depending on the facilities at the venue, to record the official time for the swimmer in their lane.
Turn Judges Observe from each end of the pool to ensure that the turns comply with the rules applicable to each stroke.
Judges of Strokes Observe the swimmers, ensuring that each rule relating to the different strokes is complied with.
Starter Takes control of the swimmers from the Referee to start the race by saying “take your mark”, waiting until there is no movement from any swimmer on the blocks, and giving the start signal.
Referee Has overall authority of the competition and ensures that all rules are followed. They instruct all officials and have any violations of the rules reported to them for action.
Recorder Sets up the meet,has the ability to amalgamate heats, withdraw swimers etc. Compiles and records results.
How to Become a Technical Official
With many of our parents some senior swimmers moving into new phases of their lives we are looking for more parents to come on board and help out. With the launch of Swimming NSW’s online Training Courses for Technical Officials it has never been easier.
Currently, the following courses are available online:-
Timekeeper and Chief Timekeeper
Marshal / Check Starter
Inspector of Turns
Judge of Strokes
Once individuals have successfully completed the training (theory) they will receive a certificate to print out and take to their next Meet so they can be assessed (practical) to become fully accredited.
To view the courses as they become available please visit the Swimming NSW training pagehttps://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/
Here you will find step by step instructions on how to go about registering and carrying out your training.
For further information please speak to either David or John at Club on any Saturday.