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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 02 December 2019
Job TitleDescriptionApprox average hours per week
Chaperone A vital role attending poolside at external galas (where your own child(ren) is/are swimming) to work in a team of two in ensuring swimmers are sent to the gala's "Marshalling" area when requested to do so by the gala staff, and generally chaperone the Club's swimmers whilst poolside. N/A
Announcer Are you a confident public speaker?  If so, this role is perfect for you!  We are in need of an Announcer for our home galas (Pointscore and Club Champs) - this involves being available for the whole session of the gala and making (scripted) announcements, using the microphone, throughout.   N/A
More Opportunties More opportunities will be added shortly - keep checking back for more information  

 

Young Volunteer Award

The current Young Volunteer Award scheme is now open for registrations - click the link below to go to the Young Volunteer Award Page.

 Young Volunteer Award

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
 
Last updated 24 January 2020
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.

From the 27 January 2020, the initial theory modules of the Judge Level 1 course will only be available online, with practical sessions to be undertaken once the theory modules have been completed.

Full information on the format of the course/qualification process is available here.

Anyone currently working towards their Judge Level 1 qualification MUST QUALIFY BY THE 31ST JULY 2020, failing which candidates will be required start afresh on the new training process.
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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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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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